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This proclamation, signed by Governor Samuel J. Crawford in 1868, activated the 19th Kansas Volunteer Regiment. This regiment was created specifically to fight in any impending conflicts between native tribes and the U.S. government. According to this proclamation, the 19th Kansas would be composed of five companies of cavalry (80 to 100 each) serving for a period of three months.

Creator: Crawford, S. J. (Samuel Johnson), 1835-1913
Date: September 14, 1868

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This source has been selected for 7th grade, Benchmark 1, Standard 5 and 7th grade, Benchmark 3, Standard 1. It demonstrates the increased military presence in western Kansas and works in tandem with other documents about the 19th Kansas.

KS:7th:1.5:Forts and Trails (2005)

Item Number: 758
Call Number: B Crawford, Samuel *12
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 758

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