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.58 Caliber Minie Balls from Fort Zarah, 14BT301

.58 Caliber Minie Balls from Fort Zarah, 14BT301
Date: 1855-1869
These five minie balls were excavated at Fort Zarah in 1972 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists at the site of the original fort building. The minie balls are .58 caliber, have three grease grooves and conical or hollow bases. The fort was a small outpost on the Santa Fe trail in Barton County occupied from 1864 to 1869.


10th Infantry Band, Fort Riley, Kansas

10th Infantry Band, Fort Riley, Kansas
Date: 1950s
View of the 10th Infantry Division band and troops on parade at Fort Riley, Kansas. Our catalog record estimates this photo was taken around 1960. Another credible source suggests the photo dates from the early 1950s as the 10th Division left Fort Riley in 1955.


130th Gun Pits

130th Gun Pits
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: November 8, 1917
Soldiers of the 130th Field Artillery digging gun pits at Fort Sill. Captain Hughes may be the soldier at the far right. One soldier is holding a pick ax. Others are working with shovels. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. He was stationed at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma, for field artillery training. Camp Doniphan is adjacent to Fort Sill which is just outside Lawton, Oklahoma. The 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard, trained at both in 1917 and 1918 as part of the 35th Division. The 35th Division was constituted in 1917 as one of the 17 National Guard divisions authorized for service in World War I. The division was organized from the National Guard of Kansas and Missouri. The 35th included three machinegun battalions, three field artillery regiments, four infantry regiments, one engineer regiment and one signal battalion with a total strength of 26,373. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


14th Annual Reunion of the 32nd U.S. Volunteer Infantry Association

14th Annual Reunion of the 32nd U.S. Volunteer Infantry Association
Creator: Anderson
Date: August 30, 1947
A panoramic photo and a cropped version of the same photo of the 14th Annual Reunion of the 32nd U.S. Volunteer Infantry Association, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Benton Roy Hanan is in the first row (squatting) 12th from the right. His wife, N. Ethel Brown Hanan is standing behind him.


1867 flood, Fort Hays, Kansas

1867 flood, Fort Hays, Kansas
Date: June 08, 1867
This photograph represents buildings that survived the flooding on June 8, 1867 in Fort Hays, Kansas. At the time of the flood, the buildings standing in the photograph had been built approximately five months prior. Fort Hays was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


18th Infantry Band, Fort Hays, Kansas

18th Infantry Band, Fort Hays, Kansas
Date: 1886
This is a view of the members of the 18th Infantry Band at Fort Hays, Kansas. Fort Hays was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


1st Infantry Division return to Fort Riley, Kansas

1st Infantry Division return to Fort Riley, Kansas
Date: August 01, 2006
This is a panoramic photograph showing the 1st Infantry Division on the parade grounds during their return to Fort Riley, Kansas.


32nd United States Volunteer Infantry Association, 1899-1901, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

32nd United States Volunteer Infantry Association, 1899-1901, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: Anderson
Date: September 16, 1938
A panoramic photo of a reunion of the 32nd United States Volunteer Infantry Association, 1899-1901, Fort Leavenworth. There is a monument as well as several flags in the photo. Benton Roy Hanan is in the first row, 7th from the left.


344th FA - Capt. Stanley

344th FA - Capt. Stanley
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: March 20, 1928
Captain James C. Hughes photographed these men of the 344th Field Artillery Regiment, March 20, 1928. He mentioned Captain Stanley in his caption to the photo, perhaps he is the officer seated in front of the rest. They were probably taking part in ORC (Officer Reserve Corps) at Waco, Texas, as Captain Hughes had gone from ORC duty in Houston to Waco, Texas and was there from December, 1927 to July, 1929. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. He used an autographic camera to take pictures of friends, family, and places in the United States and Europe during and just after World War I. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


4th Cavalry musician with helicon at Fort Riley, Kansas

4th Cavalry musician with helicon at Fort Riley, Kansas
Date: Possibly between 1864 and 1884
This is a photo of a 4th Cavalry musician, holding a helicon (a predecessor of the sousaphone), at Fort Riley, Kansas.


5th Infantry Band, Fort Hays, Kansas

5th Infantry Band, Fort Hays, Kansas
Date: 1869
This photograph shows the 5th Infantry Band parading on the streets of Fort Hays, Kansas, in front of the officer's quarters. Fort Hays was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


60th Field Artillery Brigade at Camp Whiteside

60th Field Artillery Brigade at Camp Whiteside
Creator: Holt, O. W.
Date: November 9, 1926
This is a panoramic photograph showing the 60th Field Artillery Brigade at Camp Whiteside, Fort Riley, Kansas.


60th Field Artillery Brigade at Camp Whitside

60th Field Artillery Brigade at Camp Whitside
Date: November 27, 1928
This is a panoramic photograph showing the 60th Field Artillery Brigade at Camp Whitside, Fort Riley, Kansas.


6th Cavalry Band, Fort Riley, Kansas

6th Cavalry Band, Fort Riley, Kansas
Date: 1900
View of members of the 6th Cavalry Band of Fort Riley, Kansas, posed with their instruments on the wooden steps of a stone building.


6th Cavalry Band, Fort Riley, Kansas

6th Cavalry Band, Fort Riley, Kansas
Date: 1900
View of the mounted 6th Cavalry Band at Fort Riley, Kansas.


6th Company, 14th Provisional Regiment, U. S. Officers' Training Camp at Fort Riley, Kansas

6th Company, 14th Provisional Regiment, U. S. Officers' Training Camp at Fort Riley, Kansas
Creator: Anderson
Date: 1917
This is a panoramic photograph showing members of the 6th Company, 14th Provisional Regiment, U. S. Officers' Training Camp at Fort Riley, Kansas.


6th Infantry Band, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas

6th Infantry Band, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas
Date: 1904
A formal view of the members of the 6th Infantry Band at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, under the leadership of Assistant Bandmaster Toner.


7th Cavalry Camp, Fort Hays, Kansas

7th Cavalry Camp, Fort Hays, Kansas
Date: 1867
These two photographs represent different views of the 7th Cavalry Camp near Fort Hays, Kansas. In one photograph, men can be sitting in a field outside tents. Fort Hays was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


7th Cavalry parade, Fort Hays, Kansas

7th Cavalry parade, Fort Hays, Kansas
Date: 1867
This photograph represents an evening parade by the 7th Cavalry near Fort Hays, Kansas. Fort Hays was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


A. Roemigk to George W. Martin

A. Roemigk to George W. Martin
Creator: Roenigk, Adolph, 1847-1938
Date: July 18, 1904
A letter from Adolph Roenigk of Lincoln, Kansas, to George W. Martin, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. Roenigk recounts hearing from a Mr. Ferdinand Erhardt, of an Indian battle site in Lincoln County.


Adjutant General's report, Kansas Colored Volunteers correspondence

Adjutant General's report, Kansas Colored Volunteers correspondence
Creator: United States. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1863-1864
This bound letter book contains copies of letters sent and received by the Adjutant General's Office in Fort Scott, Kansas. They were assigned to recruit a regiment of colored soldiers. Letters were received from the War Department in Washington, D.C. and from the Office of the Governor in Kansas. The letters focus on the recruitment and commissioning of troops and officers for the Kansas Colored Volunteer's regiments. Many of the letters were written by or sent to General James G. Blunt. It appears the book was kept by Major T. J. Anderson, Assistant Adjutant General. Names of many individuals appear in the volume.


Administration Building at Fort Riley, Kansas

Administration Building at Fort Riley, Kansas
Creator: Pennell and Zellner
Date: 1900 - 1905
Here are three photographs showing the Administration building (also known as Regiment Hall) at Fort Riley, Kansas.


Aerial view of the Army Service Schools and Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Aerial view of the Army Service Schools and Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: E. C. Kropp Co.
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is a color postcard with an aerial view of the Army Service Schools and Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The postcard shows Riverside Drive, residences, north bridge and Missouri River.


Aerial views of Fort Hays, Kansas

Aerial views of Fort Hays, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: June 1992
Four aerial photographs of Fort Hays, Kansas. Fort Hays was an important U.S. Army post that was active from 1865 until 1889. Today four original buildings survive: the blockhouse (completed as the post headquarters in 1868), guardhouse, and two officers' quarters. After its closing in 1889 the land and buildings of Fort Hays were turned over to the Department of the Interior, which later transferred them to the state of Kansas in 1900. When Frontier Historical Park was opened at the site in 1929, only the blockhouse and guardhouse remained of the original fort buildings. The two officers' quarters had been sold at auction in 1902 and moved into town at the time the other buildings were being sold for scrap. The officers' quarters were relocated in 1964 and 1987. The visitor center was built in 1967. Today it operates as Fort Hays State Historic Site; it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


Aerial views of Fort Hays, Kansas

Aerial views of Fort Hays, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: June 1992
Several aerial views of Fort Hays, Kansas. Fort Hays was an important U.S. Army post that was active from 1865 until 1889. Today four original buildings survive: the blockhouse (completed as the post headquarters in 1868), guardhouse, and two officers' quarters. After its closing in 1889 the land and buildings of Fort Hays were turned over to the Department of the Interior, which later transferred them to the state of Kansas in 1900. When Frontier Historical Park was opened at the site in 1929, only the blockhouse and guardhouse remained of the original fort buildings. The two officers' quarters had been sold at auction in 1902 and moved into town at the time the other buildings were being sold for scrap. The officers' quarters were relocated in 1964 and 1987. The visitor center was built in 1967. Today it operates as Fort Hays State Historic Site; it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


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