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The Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box were free state supporters who were determined to see that fair elections were held in Kansas. James Lane was appointed to organize companies throughout the territory. General Order No. 1 (which can be found on this web site), included instructions for listing the members of each company. This muster roll was prepared as a result of that order. The company was recruited in Leavenworth County from the area of Easton. The captain was Joseph Hicks. The muster roll identified the officers and enlisted men, their age, birthplace, and the location from which they came to Kansas. Instead of listing where the company members lived in Kansas, this muster roll indicated how long they had been in Kansas under the column "Residence in Kansas." The "Remarks" column was used to indicate if the company member had a weapon. [The ages of company members range from eighteen to fifty-two.]

Date: 1857

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Item Number: 7714
Call Number: History Military Oversize 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 7714

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