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.54 Caliber Bullets from the Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield, 14LN337

.54 Caliber Bullets from the Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield, 14LN337
Date: 1864
Shown are three of the many bullets recovered during the 1990 survey and excavation at the Mine Creek Battlefield by Kansas Historical Society Archeologists and crew. All of the artifacts are .54 caliber lead bullets. The one of the far left was manufactured by Sharps and has three grease rings. The other two bullets both have concave or hollow bases. 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.


.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.


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.


24th Dir. Circus, Ahrweiler, Germany

24th Dir. Circus, Ahrweiler, Germany
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
These unidentified soldiers are shown with women from the 24th Dir. Circus in Ahrweiler, Germany. The photo was taken in 1919 while Captain Hughes was in Germany during the Army of Occupation. 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.


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.


9th Svc. Co. Telephont Gang, Hawaii

9th Svc. Co. Telephont Gang, Hawaii
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 22, 1921
This photo was taken June 22, 1921. It shows men gathered around a truck probably on Schofield Barracks. These men were part of the 9th Service Company Telephone gang. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Abijah Wells

Abijah Wells
Creator: Purnelle Brothers
Date: Between 1880 and 1885
This is a carte-de-visite showing Abijah Wells who was an early pioneer, lawyer, and financier in Nemaha County, Kansas. He was born June 12, 1840, the son of William R. and Betsy K. Skinner Wells. The family came to Kansas in 1857, and soon after their arrival, William became involved in the free-state movement. Abijah attended Centralia College and later attended Kansas State Agricultural College. Early in life, Abijah decided to enter the legal profession, and after college, he entered the law office of J. E. Taylor, where he studied law. He was admitted to the Nemaha County bar in 1866 and practiced law all his life except for four years while a member of the Kansas Court of Appeals. In that same year, he married Loretta C. Williams, the daughter of Captain Arthur William Williams and Mary Angeline Nordyke. In early 1881, he became the editor and owner of the Seneca Tribune and later that year sold the paper. Wells held many offices including clerk of the district court, register of deeds, superintendent of education, mayor of Seneca, and the Seneca school board for a number of years. In addition to his legal career, he was vice-president of the National Bank of Seneca and involved in various financial interests. Abijah Wells died March 1, 1915 in Los Angeles, California.


Abraham Burnett

Abraham Burnett
Date: Between 1850 and 1870
A portrait of Chief Abraham Burnett, 1812-1870, of the Pottawatomie Nation. Also known by his birth name, Nan-Wesh-Mah, and as Abram B. Burnett, in 1838 he and other Pottawatomies were removed from their homes in Indiana to the Mission Band Pottawatomie reservation in southeast Kansas Territory. In 1848, Burnett established a large farm in what was to become known as the Burnett Mound area along Shunganunga Creek in Topeka, Kansas, where he and his family farmed and traded horses until his death in 1870.


Adolph Maas' threshing crew, Alma, Kansas

Adolph Maas' threshing crew, Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph of a crew threshing wheat at the Adolph Maas farm in Alma, Kansas. The crew uses a large steam engine fueled with wood that is carried in a short wagon behind the tractor.


Adolph Roenigk

Adolph Roenigk
Date: Between 1932 and 1938
Photograph of Adolph Roenigk (1847-1938) of Lincoln County, Kansas. He wrote the book, Pioneer History of Kansas, in 1933.


Adolph Roenigk

Adolph Roenigk
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
A studio photograph of Adolph Roenigk with an unidentified boy holding coconuts. Roenigk includes a letter addressed to George W. Martin, secretary of the Kansas Historical Society, indicating the photograph was taken during a trip to the Tropics.


A flock of chickens

A flock of chickens
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This photograph shows a flock of chickens, a man, chicken coops, farm buildings, and a windmill on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Poultry was a very important food source before refrigeration was commonplace in rural households on the prairie. Chickens and turkeys also provided a much-needed source of income through the sale of live birds and eggs.


After the great war is over

After the great war is over
Date: 1917
This promotional brochure argues that the construction of good roads in the United States will enhance agricultural productivity and economic development in the aftermath of World War I.


Albert J. Henderson, Cimarron, Kansas

Albert J. Henderson, Cimarron, Kansas
Creator: Hebrew Brothers Art Studio
Date: 1926
This is a photograph of Albert J. Henderson, Cimarron, Kansas. The photograph was taken during his senior year at Cimarron High School. The photography studio was in Dodge City, Kansas.


Albin Kasper Longren and Dolly Longren with plane #5

Albin Kasper Longren and Dolly Longren with plane #5
Date: 1914
A photograph showing Dolly Longren at the controls of Longren airplane #5. Albin Kasper Longren the designer and builder is standing by the plane.


Alex and Elizabeth Barnes

Alex and Elizabeth Barnes
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
A studio portrait of Alex and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Barnes of Alma, Kansas.


Alfred Carl Neidiger

Alfred Carl Neidiger
Creator: Stovall Studio
Date: 1924
This is a photograph of Alfred Carl Neidiger, Cimarron, Kansas. The photograph was possibly taken during his senior year at Cimarron High School.


Allen D. Birch and family gathered to listen to radio

Allen D. Birch and family gathered to listen to radio
Date: 1920-1929
Allen D. Birch and family are gathered to listen to radio at their home in Topeka, Kansas, in the 1920s.


A man feeding chickens

A man feeding chickens
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This man is feeding chickens on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Also visible in the photograph are a farmhouse and several farm buildings.


American troops in WW II

American troops in WW II
Creator: Signal Corps : Bureau of Public Relations War Department
Date: June 7, 1944
American Troops moving onto a beachhead in northern France.


Ammunition from the Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield, 14LN337

Ammunition from the Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield, 14LN337
Date: 1864
This ammunition was recovered from the Mine Creek Battlefield site in Linn County during a survey and excavation in 1990 by Kansas Historical Society Archeologists and crew. On October 25, 1864, Union and Confederate forces met at the site and fought one of the largest cavalry battles in the Civil War. Shown here are three different types of ammunition. The larger round ball is grapeshot and was fired along with a number of similar sized balls from a cannon. The shorter round nosed one is a .70 caliber bullet with a concave or hollow base. The longer one is a Sharps .45 caliber bullet.


Andrew Anderson

Andrew Anderson
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is a studio portrait of Andrew Anderson (1873-1950) of Alma, Kansas.


Andrew Reeder

Andrew Reeder
Date: May 1856
Copy of a photograph taken of Andrew H. Reeder in May, 1856 upon his escape from KS disguised as a wood choper. Taken in the city of Chicago.


Anthony Hiegert

Anthony Hiegert
Date: 1910-1915
This is a studio portrait of Anthony Hiegert. Hiegert was born on February 6, 1891 in Paxico, Kansas.


Antoine Barada's Parfleche

Antoine Barada's Parfleche
Date: 1861
Parfleches, like this one, were generally made of a dried buffalo hide that had been stretched and shaped to form a bag or container. This parfleche, donated to the Kansas Historical Society, was made for Antoine or Antonine Barada, 1807-1885, son of an Omaha mother and a French-American fur trapper and interpreter. Barada was something of a local folk hero in Nebraska, credited with feats of strength. The parfleche is decorated with a painted red, black and yellow geometric pattern on the front and back. The inner closure flap has "A. Barada 1861" in pencil. The seams are sewn with sinew.


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