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An Appeal from Arickaree

An Appeal from Arickaree
Creator: Howes, Cecil, 1880-1950
Date: 1940-1950
This item, written by Kansas City Star editor Charles Cecil Howes, concerns the Battle of Arickaree that took place in Kansas in 1868. Howes does not address any of the controversy surrounding the event but he does provide a solid account of the accepted facts of the combat that took place between U.S. Army soldiers, led by General George A. Forsyth (a Colonel at the time), and Indian warriors led by Cheyenne War Chief Roman Nose. This item also includes some excerpts from General Forsyth's "Thrilling Days of Army Life," which had not yet been published at the time Howes' article was printed.

Arickaree history collection

Arickaree history collection
Date: [Not given]
This collection contains originals and copies of correspondences, articles, notes and related materials regarding the Battle of Beechers Island, also known as the Battle of Arickaree Fork, on September 19, 1868.

Grand Duke Alexis

Grand Duke Alexis
Creator: Knight, J. Lee
Date: 1872
A photograph showing Grand Duke Alexis of Russia with his imperial hunting party in Topeka, Kansas. People in the photograph are: back row (left to right) Frank Thompson, Dr. Kondrin, Col. Forsythe, Count Olsonfieff, Dr. Asche, General Sweetzer and Lt. Tuder, and front row Consul Waldemar Bodisko, State Counsellor Machin, General P. H. Sheridan, Grand Duke Alexis, Admiral Possiet, and General George A. Custer.

Henry repeating rifle

Henry repeating rifle
Date: 1864
Henry repeating rifle by the New Haven Arms Company. Multiple historic repairs. Used by L.A. McLoughlin, one of George A. Forsythe's men, at the Battle of Beecher Island. His initials are scratched into the right side of the stock. The serial number 6913 indicates the gun was manufactured in 1864. The Henry was the forerunner of the famous Winchester repeating rifle.

Patrick Hayes to Charles Cecil Howes

Patrick Hayes to Charles Cecil Howes
Creator: Hayes, Patrick
Date: July 21, 1927
In this letter to Charles Cecil Howes, editor of the Kansas City Star, attorney Patrick Hayes addresses the January 30, 1927, article that the Star published on the Battle of Arickaree.

S. Shlesinger to Charles Cecil Howes

S. Shlesinger to Charles Cecil Howes
Creator: Shlesinger, S.
Date: January 30, 1927
In this letter to Kansas City Star editor Charles Cecil Howes, S. Shlesinger addresses an article on the Battle of Arickaree that appeared in the January 30, 1927 edition of the Kansas City Star. Shlesinger states that he was not familiar with many of the details mentioned in the story by a man named H.A. Williams. According to Shlesinger, he was a participant at the Battle of Arickaree, and that his friend Jack Stillwell did not kill Roman Nose.


Date: between 1860 and 1875
Non-regulation Civil War era officer's saber and scabbard. The base of the blade is marked "Solingen" on one side and F.A.H." [Friedrich Herder Abraham Sohn] on the other. Half-basket guard and fishskin grip. Belonged to George A. Forsythe, commander at the Battle of Beecher Island.

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