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This judicial case file relates to the charge of robbery against Ephraim Bainter and others on September 8 and 9 of 1856 in Osawkie, Kansas Territory. The affidavits of W. F. Dyer and James M. Tatum state 100 or more armed men led by Colonel Whipple arrived in Osawkie on September 8 and 9, 1856 and robbed the store of D. M. Raily and the store of W. F. Dyer and G. M. Dyer of thousands of dollars in merchandise as well as mules and horses. One of the men taking part in the robbery was identified as Ephraim Bainter. The men returned on September 13th, stating they had killed and wounded men at Hickory Point and threatened to drive all proslavery men out of town. Charles Whipple was the alias of Aaron D. Stevens, an abolitionist and associate of John Brown. Stevens was a member of the Kansas Militia and commanded a regiment of antislavery men during the Battle of Hickory Point on September 13 and 14, 1856.

Date: crime September 1856

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Item Number: 444734
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 3, Folder 28
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444734

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