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This is a tintype of Cyrus Leland, Jr., wearing his military uniform. Leland, born in 1841 in Sauk County, Wisconsin, came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature from 1865-66 and again from 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland died in 1917 at a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
Item Number: 218799
Call Number: B Leland, Cyrus, Jr. *16
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218799
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1861-1869
Government and Politics - Local Government - County - County Commissioners
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Republican
Government and Politics - State Government - Legislature
Military - Service - Army - Infantry
Military - Wars - Civil War - Kansas Units - US Volunteers - 10th Kansas Volunteer Infantry
People - Notable Kansans - Leland, Cyrus Jr.
Places - Cities and towns - Troy
Places - Counties - Doniphan
Thematic Time Period - Civil War, 1861-1865
Type of Material - Photographs - Format - Tintypes