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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
Item Number: 90671
Call Number: B Sumner Col. Edwin Vose *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90671
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1854-1860
Date - 1861-1869
Military - Service - Army - Cavalry
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Military - Wars - Civil War
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Forts and military installations - Fort Leavenworth
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Type of Material - Photographs