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Austin McDowell

Austin McDowell
Date: Between 1850s and 1860s
Cased sixth plate tintype portrait of captain Austin McDowell. McDowell was the uncle of Mrs. Belle Patterson and the grandfather of Austin Patterson.


Battery A on the Kansas State Capitol grounds in Topeka, Kansas

Battery A on the Kansas State Capitol grounds in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Farrow, W. F.
Date: February 1893
During the Populist War of 1893, Battery A, a militia unit from Wichita, Kansas, was stationed on the grounds outside of the Kansas State Capitol building in Topeka, Kansas. The dispute began when both the Republican and Populist parties claimed victory in the Kansas House elections in 1892. A number of contests were still being disputed when the legislative session began in January 1893. The conflict between the parties reached a crisis when the Populists locked themselves in the House Hall. The Republicans used a sledgehammer to break down the doors to the hall. The governor requested support from the state militia. After a three-day standoff, Governor Lewelling was able to negotiate an agreement with the Republican speaker of the house, which amounted to a Populist surrender. The state Supreme Court ultimately ruled in favor of the Republicans.


Colonel H.J. Espy

Colonel H.J. Espy
Date: 1860s
Cased ninth plate tintype portrait of Colonel H. J, Espy.


"Coronado" sword

"Coronado" sword
Date: 1700s
In 1886 a man found this sword blade thirty miles northwest of Cimarron, Kansas. Initially the sword was taken as proof of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado's 1540-1541 expedition to what is now Kansas. Instead of an artifact from the Coronado expedition, the blade is now believed to have been sent to America by the Spanish in a shipment of blades. Perhaps it was intended for army use or for trade, which may account for its discovery near the Santa Fe Trail, a major U.S. - Mexico trade route for many years.


E. L. Chapman

E. L. Chapman
Date: 1860s
Half cased quarter plate tintype portrait of Captain E. L. Chapman, aide to General Merritt, Provost Marshall.


George W. Smith, Jr. to Kansas Central Committee

George W. Smith, Jr. to Kansas Central Committee
Creator: Smith, G.W. (George W.) 1806-1878
Date: July 17, 1857
George W. Smith, Jr. of Lawrence, Kansas Territory, requests a supply of "arms . . . for distribution among the Free State men who have formed themselves into Companies." Smith's signature identifies him as Captain, "Munger Battalion, Free State Forces." Smith writes that he led "a force of 32 mounted" men, most of whom were veterans of the "wars of Kansas," and requests the loan of "32 sabres [sic] and any revolvers that you may have to give them."


Henry C. Austin

Henry C. Austin
Creator: T. M. Schleier's
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
This is a carte-de-visite showing Captain Henry C. Austin from St. Louis, Missouri. He served in Company E, I, and Headquarters of the 8th Kansas Infantry. He was later promoted to major.


James Russell Oldson

James Russell Oldson
Date: 1860s
Cased sixth plate ambrotype portrait of James Russel Oldson in his Civil War uniform.


Jesse E. Garver

Jesse E. Garver
Date: 1899
A portrait of Jesse E. Garver, Larned, Kansas, a bugler in Company B, 44th Infantry United States Volunteers. Garver and his company fought in the Philippine Insurrection. The company was mustered into service September 1899, at Fort Leavenworth.


John Brown pike

John Brown pike
Creator: Collins Company
Date: between 1858 and 1859
John Brown ordered 950 iron pikes from the Collins Company of Connecticut for use during the hoped-for slave insurrection following his raid at the U.S. arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia, October 18, 1859. Brown's army, made up of sixteen whites and five blacks, took hostages from the community and took over the arsenal. Brown's army was overwhelmed by U.S. troops led by Colonel Robert E. Lee. The pikes were found in a nearby Maryland farmhouse used by Brown to organize the raid. Brown was tried and hanged for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia on December 2, 1859.


Major Abbott's sword

Major Abbott's sword
Creator: Ames Manufacturing Company
Date: between 1855 and 1864
Model 1840 Noncommissioned Officers Sword, with brass hilt and steel blade and scabbard, which includes a cotton sword case. Acquired by Major James B. Abbott in 1855, probably from the Ames Manufacturing Company of Cabotville, Massachusetts. Abbott used the sword throughout the Kansas Territorial troubles and through to Price Raid of the Civil War.


Roster and Equipment, 19th Kansas Cavalry, Company D

Roster and Equipment, 19th Kansas Cavalry, Company D
Date: 1869
This table lists the equipment issued to soldiers of the 19th Kansas Cavalry, Company D, from Douglas County, Kansas. It includes the soldier's name, their firearms, and their cavalry supplies (saddle, bridle, etc.), in addition to other belongings such as blankets, swords, and belts.


Saber

Saber
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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