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From Lawrence, Kansas Territory, Joseph Gardner describes one of the last battles of the border war between Kansas Territory and Missouri. The attack Gardner had feared came "last night between 12 & 1." With the arms Stearns had made available, the attackers were repulsed, but "one of my [Gardner's] colored men, who had fought most nobly," took "a tremendous charge of buck shot" and died. His last words were "fight, fight hard!!"

Creator: Gardner, Joseph, 1820-1863
Date: June 9, 1860

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Item Number: 90087
Call Number: George L. Stearns Coll. #507
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90087

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