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Fort Lyon and Fort Union

Fort Lyon and Fort Union
Creator: Riddle, J. R.
Date: Between 1886 and 1890
These are views of soldiers and buildings at Fort Lyon, Colorado, and Fort Union, New Mexico. Fort Lyon was active from 1868 through 1888. It was laid out as a typical 19th-century western military fort possessing a central parade ground surrounded by officers' row in the north, company quarters on the east and west, and the headquarters building to the south. Fort Union was established in 1851 as the guardian of the Santa Fe Trail. During it's forty-year history, three different forts were constructed close together. The third Fort Union was the largest in the American Southwest and functioned as a military garrison, territorial arsenal, and military supply depot for the southwest.


Henry Hudson Williams

Henry Hudson Williams
Creator: Stephens
Date: September 26, 1903
This is a photograph of Henry Hudson Williams taken in San Diego, California at age 75 years old. He was born in Hudson, New York, September 28, 1828. Williams came to Kansas in the spring of 1855, and was the third settler on Pottawatomie Creek in Anderson County. He became closely associated with John Brown and other free-state men. Williams was sent as a delegate to the Big Springs convention in September, 1855, and marched to the defense of Lawrence in December, 1855. During this time, he was made second lieutenant of the Pottawatomie Rifles. Williams was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives elected under the Topeka Constitution. He was one of the free-state prisoners at Lecompton with Charles Robinson, Gaius Jenkins and others. Williams was sheriff of Miami County in 1857 and reelected in 1859 and served until 1861 when he enlisted in the Third Kansas Regiment. He later served in the 10th Kansas Volunteer Infantry headquarters. At the close of the Civil War, Major Williams went to Kansas City where he was appointed sheriff of Jackson County, but in April 1867, he returned to Kansas settling in Osawatomie, Kansas. Williams was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1868 and the Senate in 1869 and 1870 and appointed one of the railroad assessors on March 24, 1871. He served on the statehouse commission from 1879 to 1883 and 1886-1887. Williams married Mary A. Carr in Osawatomie, February 23, 1858. He died in San Diego, California on March 28, 1906.


Henry Hudson Williams

Henry Hudson Williams
Creator: Wertz, G., proprietor of Kansas City Photograph Rooms
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
Ths is a carte-de-visite of Major Henry Hudson Williams. He was born in Hudson, New York, September 28, 1828. Williams came to Kansas in the spring of 1855, and was the third settler on Pottawatomie Creek in Anderson County. He became closely associated with John Brown and other free-state men. Williams was sent as a delegate to the Big Springs convention in September, 1855, and marched to the defense of Lawrence in December, 1855. During this time, he was made second lieutenant of the Pottawatomie Rifles. Williams was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives elected under the Topeka Constitution. He was one of the free-state prisoners at Lecompton with Charles Robinson, Gaius Jenkins and others. Williams was sheriff of Miami County in 1857 and reelected in 1859 and served until 1861 when he enlisted in the Third Kansas Regiment. He later served in the 10th Kansas Volunteer Infantry headquarters. At the close of the Civil War, Major Williams went to Kansas City where he was appointed sheriff of Jackson County, but in April 1867, he returned to Kansas settling in Osawatomie, Kansas. Williams was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1868 and the Senate in 1869 and 1870 and appointed one of the railroad assessors on March 24, 1871. He served on the statehouse commission from 1879 to 1883 and 1886-1887. Williams married Mary A. Carr in Osawatomie, February 23, 1858. He died in San Diego, California on March 28, 1906.


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