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This cabinet card shows Susan J. Clapp Searl, ( 1833-1914), wife of Albert Dwight Searl. The couple married on October 9, 1857 in Southhampton, Massachusetts. Later moved to Lawrence, Kansas for Albert to establish his surveying career. In 1861, when he enlisted as a private in the Eighth Kansas Volunteers, Susan accompanied him into battle for nearly a year attending to the sick and wounded soldiers at battlefield sites. As the Civil War continued and her husband moved up the military ranks, Susan decided to return to Lawrence. In the closing days of the war, the couple were reunited and remained in Douglas County until Albert's career took them to Leadville, Colorado in 1872. Susan died at the age of eighty-one and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas.
Date: Between 1890 and 1909
Item Number: 218248
Call Number: B Searl, Mrs. A. D. *3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218248
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1890s
Date - 1900s
Military - Wars - Civil War
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph - Cabinet cards
People - Women
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Counties - Douglas
Thematic Time Period - Civil War, 1861-1865
Type of Material - Photographs - Format - Cabinet cards