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75mm American, gun

75mm American, gun
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
Hughes photographed various guns during the war. This one is a 75 mm American gun also referred to as a field gun. Hughes and fellow soldiers who were part of the 35th Division had been trained to use these. The men pictured with the gun are unidentified. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


75mm British, guns

75mm British, guns
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
Hughes photographed various guns during the war. This one is a 75 mm British gun also referred to as a field gun. Hughes and fellow soldiers who were part of the 35th Division had been trained to use these. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


75mm British, guns

75mm British, guns
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
Captain Hughes photographed various guns during the war. This one is a 75 mm British gun also referred to as a field gun. Hughes and fellow soldiers had been trained to use these once they got to France. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


A. 4th F. A. Gettysburg

A. 4th F. A. Gettysburg
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
Captain Hughes photographed this scene with cannons at Gettysburg National Military Park in 1919. He labeled the photo A. 4th F.A. Gettysburg. He would probably have still been stationed at Camp Holabird, Maryland, Motor Transport School at this time. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Abbott Howitzer

Abbott Howitzer
Creator: Leonard & Martin
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
This sepia colored photograph shows the artillery piece known as the Abbott Howitzer. The cannon, manufactured by the Ames Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts, was purchased in 1855 by free-state activist James Burnett Abbott. The howitzer protected Lawrence, Kansas, during the sacking of the city on May 21, 1856. It was later used during the Civil War by James Henry Lane's brigade in Missouri. At the end of the war, the cannon was returned to Lawrence where it remained until Abbott donated the artillery piece to the Kansas Historical Society.


Abbott Howitzer

Abbott Howitzer
Date: 1850s
This black and white photograph shows the artillery piece known as the Abbott Howitzer. The cannon, manufactured by the Ames Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts, was purchased in 1855 by free-state activist James Burnett Abbott. The howitzer protected Lawrence, Kansas, during the sacking of the city on May 21, 1856. It was later used during the Civil War by James Henry Lane's brigade in Missouri. At the end of the war, the cannon was returned to Lawrence where it remained until Abbott donated the artillery piece to the Kansas Historical Society.


Albert D. Searl to Thaddeus Hyatt

Albert D. Searl to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Searl, Albert D
Date: August 21, 1856
The author wrote from Tabor, Iowa to Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee. He began the letter by mentioning a skirmish between pro-slavery and free state forces somewhere between Lawrence and Topeka. This correspondence also deals with emigrant settlements within the territory, the shipment of weapons and provisions, and the morale among the emigrants as they struggled to make ends meet. Furthermore, Searl mentioned a great deal about James Lane and his activities within Kansas Territory.


Army Battery at an old settlers meeting, Bismarck Grove,

Army Battery at an old settlers meeting, Bismarck Grove,
Date: 1879
This photo shows an Army Battery at Bismarck Grove near Lawrence, Kansas, September 1879.


Battery C, 28th Battalion at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Battery C, 28th Battalion at Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Creator: Post Studio B
Date: March 1943
This is a photograph showing Battery C, 28th Battalion at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.


Campus scene, University of Kansas, Lawrence

Campus scene, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Date: Between 1900 and 1930
A view of the University of Kansas campus. Visible in the photograph is a large cannon, two children, a KU building, and a vehicle.


Children playing on a World War I memorial cannon in Columbus, Kansas

Children playing on a World War I memorial cannon in Columbus, Kansas
Date: 1941
This is a photograph showing children playing on a World War I memorial cannon located on the fairgrounds in Columbus, Kansas.


Field artillery, Fort Leavenworth

Field artillery, Fort Leavenworth
Date: 1872
A battery of field artillery at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


Firing a gun from the USS New Orleans

Firing a gun from the USS New Orleans
Date: Between 1914 and 1919
A photograph showing sailors firing a gun from the USS New Orleans, a PG-34 protected cruiser. It was commissioned in 1898, decommissioned in 1922, and served during both the Spanish-American War and World War I.


Gun emplacement along the Autobahn in Germany during the Cold War

Gun emplacement along the Autobahn in Germany during the Cold War
Creator: Meadows, Paul H.
Date: 1952
This is a photograph showing a gun emplacement along the Autobahn in Germany during the Cold War.


Headquarters building at the State Soldiers Home, Dodge City, Kansas

Headquarters building at the State Soldiers Home, Dodge City, Kansas
Date: 1918
Two views of the headquarters building at the State Soldiers Home in Dodge City, Kansas. A cannon can be seen in front of the building.


Hotchkiss Shell Fragment from the Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield, 14LN337

Hotchkiss Shell Fragment from the Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield, 14LN337
Date: 1864
This Hotchkiss shell was fired from one of two 3-inch ordinance rifles, a rifled cannon, that comprised the Union artillery at the battle of Mine Creek. The shell fragment was cleaned by electrolysis which passes an electrical current through a liquid solution to separate the rust from the artifact. The site was the location where on October 25, 1864 Union and Confederate forces fought one of the largest cavalry battles in the Civil War.


Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1917
Cannon and caisson monument in Lincoln Park. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard and stationed at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma. Lincoln Park is in Lawton, Oklahoma, near Camp Doniphan. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


Miami County fair, Paola, Kansas

Miami County fair, Paola, Kansas
Creator: Whitaker & Son, Printers
Date: September 29, 1896-October 02, 1896
Professor Montz Bozarth's cannon act is featured on this poster for the Miami County fair in Paola, Kansas.


Old Kickapoo cannon

Old Kickapoo cannon
Date: between 1840 and 1860
The "Old Kickapoo" cannon was a United States Model 1841 six-pounder field gun. The cannon was captured by American forces in the Battle of Sacramento during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). After the war the gun made its way to Weston, Missouri, were it was seized by proslavery forces in a raid and taken to the town of Kickapoo, Kansas, a town just to the north of Leavenworth. The proslavery Kickapoo Rangers used the gun in the raid on Lawrence on May 21, 1856. Later in 1858 the cannon was captured by free-state forces in a foray against Kickapoo. The gun then resided for a time in Leavenworth. After the Civil War the cannon was used to clear a coal mine shaft at Leavenworth and the barrel blew up due to being overcharged. It later was purchased from a scapyard in 1884 by the Kansas State Historical Society and then placed in its historical collections.


Sailors with the ship's guns on the USS Hopewell

Sailors with the ship's guns on the USS Hopewell
Date: Between 1943 and 1946
A photograph of Harold Edward McNeive (bottom right) and shipmates with the ship's guns on the USS Hopewell. McNeive, from Topeka, Kansas, served on the destroyer, which was involved in numerous South Pacific battles during World War II.


Sarah Brown to William Brown

Sarah Brown to William Brown
Creator: Brown, Sarah
Date: March 7, 1858
A letter written from Lawrence, Kansas Territory, by Sarah Brown, addressed to her brother, William Brown, who was studying at Phillips Exeter Academy. Sarah and William were the children of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence. Sarah writes of her position as a local schoolteacher. The final part of her letter describes how she and others heard cannon fire outside and later discovered it was part of a celebration of Carmi William Babcock's election as mayor.


United States Soldier's Home, Wadsworth, Kansas

United States Soldier's Home, Wadsworth, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
A photograph showing the United States Soldier's Home in Wadsworth, Kansas. The photograph shows several buildings, a line of canons, and men sitting on benches.


Watson Brown to Mary Brown

Watson Brown to Mary Brown
Creator: Brown, Watson , 1835-1859
Date: October 30, 1856
En route to Kansas Territory via St. Charles, Iowa, Watson Brown wrote to his sister, Mary Brown, and their extended family to report that he was in "fine spirits besides being in good company we are in the company of a train of Kansas teams loaded with Sharps rifles and canon."


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