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Colonel Edwin Vose Sumner commanded the First U.S. Cavalry regiment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, and led the regular army forces that dispersed the free state legislature in Topeka on July 4, 1856. Col. Sumner was known for his campaigns against the Cheyenne Indians in the West and his attempts to mediate between free and pro-slavery forces in Kansas Territory during the period known as Bleeding Kansas.

Date: Between 1855 and 1863

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Item Number: 90671
Call Number: B Sumner Col. Edwin Vose *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90671

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