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In response to Indian attacks on frontier settlers, Governor Samuel J. Crawford was authorized by Congress to recruit a battalion of men to handle the crisis. This series of correspondence in Governor Crawford's papers contains many documents from men requesting commissions in the new battalion and permission to recruit soldiers. There are also letters from settlers documenting atrocities, asking for protection from hostile Indians, requesting compensation for stolen goods and livestock, and needing aid merely to survive after losing their supplies to Indian raids. A searchable transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.

Date: 1867-1868


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Governor Crawford Indian correspondence - 1 [1867]

Item Number: 304901
Call Number: Governor Samuel J. Crawford, Correspondence, Indian Correspondence
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 304901

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