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This handwritten section of Samuel J. Reader's autobiography, which was based on Reader's diary from the same period, deals with the "Battle of Indianola," which occurred on August 30, 1856, near Indianola, in Shawnee County, Kansas Territory. Reader describes the day's events, in which no actual fighting occurred, when the local militia gathered to prevent theft and burning by proslavery supporters.
Creator: Reader, Samuel James, 1836-1914
Item Number: 90350
Call Number: Samuel Reader Coll. #483 Box 4 Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90350
Collections - Manuscript - Reader, Samuel James
Date - 1900s - 1906
Military - Service - Militias
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Reminiscence
People - Notable Kansans - Reader, Samuel James, 1836-1914
Places - Cities and towns - Indianola
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Reminiscences and Memoirs