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137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Germany

137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Germany
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: February 06, 1945
This photograph shows members from the 137th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade of the 35th Division waiting to move on a reconnaissance mission between the German towns of Heinsberg and Unterbruch.


137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Rheinberg, Germany

137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Rheinberg, Germany
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: 1945
This photograph shows members from the 137th Infantry Regiment, the 35th Division of the 9th United States Army moving through the streets of Rheinberg, Germany as the city was under enemy mortar fire.


137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Sainlez, Belgium

137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Sainlez, Belgium
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: January 09, 1945
This photograph shows members of the 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, laying down a harassing fire to give cover to advancing infantry men. The individuals have been identified from left to right as: Private Ken McKeever of Holton, Kansas and Private Lloyd Gottemyller from Vancouver, Washington.


137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Tintange, Belgium

137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Tintange, Belgium
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: 1944
This photograph shows members from the 137th Infantry Regiment of the 35th Division standing near a war torn building in Tintange, Belgium.


137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Tintange, Belgium

137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Tintange, Belgium
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: December 27, 1944
This photograph shows members from the 137th Infantry Regiment of the 35th Division in Tintange, Belgium. The town was captured by the 35th Division and was still smoking from fires started by artillery shelling.


137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Tintange, Belgium

137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Tintange, Belgium
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: December 27, 1944
This black and white photograph shows members from the 137th Infantry Regiment, of the 35th Division, in Tintange, Belgium as they advance toward the Luxembourg border.


137th Intantry Regiment, 35th Division, Nancy, France

137th Intantry Regiment, 35th Division, Nancy, France
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: September 22, 1944
This photograph shows members from the 137th Infantry Regiment of the 35th Division using radio equipment to report their situation to headquarters as troops prepare to cross a field near Nancy, France.


35th Division, Herne, Germany

35th Division, Herne, Germany
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: April 09, 1945
This photograph shows members from the United States 35th Division moving cautiously through the streets of Herne, Germany.


37th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Nancy, France

37th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Nancy, France
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: September 22, 1944
This photograph shows men and tanks from the 37th Infantry Regiment of the 35th Division moving across a field near Nancy, France.


75,000 Legionnaires capture New York

75,000 Legionnaires capture New York
Creator: Illustrated Current News, Inc.
Date: August 29, 1952
These are picturegrams from the American Legion Convention in New York in 1952. "As some 3 million New Yorkers cheer their lagging footsteps, the delegates to the American Legion Convention, West Point Cadets, many bands, etc., parade on Fifth Ave. for 9 1/2 hours." 1. A zany 'Leapin Lena' gives the crowd a lot of laughs. 2. Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Harry W. Colmery, march with the Kansas delegation. 3. Claude Buzich, Minneapolis, gives a reluctant policeman a great big kiss.


8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry

8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry
Date: 1862
This tintype shows members of the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry, Company E. Soldiers in the tintype are: (standing) Elisha D. Rose, James Hunter, Volney Brown, Henry Davidson, (kneeling) Lewis V. Bryan, Richard Russell, William Wendall, and Cyrus Grant.


Abstract of journals from the 1845 Kearny Expedition

Abstract of journals from the 1845 Kearny Expedition
Date: 1846
This excerpt from the congressional report of the Secretary of War includes the abstracts of two journals, one by Lieutenant William B. Franklin, a topographical engineer, and another by Lieutenant H.S. Turner of the 1st dragoons stationed at Fort Leavenworth. Under the command of Stephen Kearny, the 1st dragoons and their accompanying engineers left Fort Leavenworth on a military march, heading northwest on what would become the Oregon Trail, down along the Rocky Mountains to Mexican territory, and back up via the Santa Fe Trail. This march was intended as a display of the United States' military power to both native tribes and the British government (which at this time was exerting its authority over Oregon Territory). For the most part this abstract details their route, but it does include a transcription of a conversation between Kearny and a Sioux chief named Bull Tail.


African American soldier

African American soldier
Creator: Emery, A. G.
Date: Between 1881 and 1885
Portrait of an unidentified African American soldier who served in the 9th Cavalry at Fort Riley, Kansas.


Albert Chapman Ellithorpe

Albert Chapman Ellithorpe
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
This black and white photograph shows Albert Chapman Ellithorpe wearing a military uniform, (1824-1907). A commander of Union forces during the Civil War, he recruited and organized with the 12th Illinois Cavalry. His duties quickly changed when President Abraham Lincoln appointed him in 1862, to serve as Lieutenant in the First Indian Home Guards Regiment. The volunteer infantry regiment, organized on May 22, 1862 in Le Roy, Kansas, was comprised of whites, refugee Creek and Seminole Indians, and African Americans. The regiment served mostly in the Indian Territory but ventured into Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. Lieut. Ellithorpe and his regiment fought in a number of battles and skirmishes from Prairie Grove to Willow Springs. He and his men also followed Confederate General Sterling Price through western Missouri. After the war, he engaged in the business of heavy contracting and the inventions of mechanical devices. One of the inventions that he is best known for is the air brake system used in elevators. On February 19, 1907, Albert Chapman Ellithorpe passed away at the age of eighty-three.


Alexander W. Doniphan

Alexander W. Doniphan
Date: Between 1845 and 1847
This portrait engraving of Alexander W. Doniphan was copied from Doniphan's Expedition by John Taylor Hughes. Doniphan was a Colonel of the First regiment Missouri volunteers and a Liberty, Missouri, lawyer. Doniphan County, Kansas, and the town of Doniphan were named for Alexander W. Doniphan.


Andrew Frank Schoeppel

Andrew Frank Schoeppel
Date: Between 1953 and 1961
Andrew Schoeppel, United States Senator from Kansas, with Richard Milhous Nixon, Vice President of the United States, and Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States.


Asbury Thornhill to the editor of the National Tribune

Asbury Thornhill to the editor of the National Tribune
Creator: Thornhill, Asbury
Date: Between 1870 and 1879
A letter to the editor of the National Tribune, Washington, D.C., describing his experiences as an inmate at the Confederate prisoner-of-war Camp Ford, Texas. Asbury Thornhill was a member of Co. D, 2d Kansas Cavalry. He describes their capture near Flat Rock Creek in the Cherokee Nation north of Fort Gibson, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma); the murder of all but 8 African American Union troops; their movement to the Camp; their rations; and their bedding. He tells of their march from Camp Ford to Shreveport, Louisiana; their exchange; their transport to the distribution camp at New Orleans, La.; their condition; their trip to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and his discharge.


Austin Henely

Austin Henely
Date: Between 1868 and 1872
Austin Henely, a native of Ireland, served in the U. S. Army as private and sergeant. He served from September 14, 1864 to September 14, 1867, in the Eleventh Infantry, Company D, as a quartermaster's sergeant. He was a cadet at the United States Military Academy, West Point from July 1, 1868 and graduated thirty-fourth in his class in 1872. He was commissioned second lieutenant in the Sixth cavalry, June 14, 1872; first lieutenant, November 15, 1876. On April 3, 1875, while commanding Company H, Sixth Cavalry his company attacked a camp of sixty Southern Cheyennes under Little Bull on Sappa Creek in northwestern Kansas. Henely's victory was complete; he destroyed the camp and reported twenty-seven Cheyenne killed with a loss of only two soldiers. Over the years the Sappa Creek fight became known as the Massacre at Cheyenne Hole. Henely drowned July 11, 1878 in Arizona, while on duty.


B.T. Parkhurst

B.T. Parkhurst
Date: Between January 01, 1860 and December 31, 1865
Portrait of B.T. Parkhurst a member of the 5th Kansas Cavalry.


Battle of North Borneo

Battle of North Borneo
Creator: United States Navy
Date: June 10, 1945
This black and white photograph shows American and Australian troops making a surprise landing during the Labuan Island-Brunei Operation of World War II.


Bennett C. Riley

Bennett C. Riley
Date: 1880s
This photograph shows a portrait of Bennett Riley that was probably commissioned by his family in the 1880s. Riley died June 9, 1853. The portrait has resided at the U.S. Cavalry Museum at Fort Riley, Kansas, since about 1903. Bennett Riley, after whom Fort Riley was named, had a long and prestigious career in the U. S. military. Born in Virginia in 1787, he entered the army in 1813. In 1829 he commanded the first military escort on the Santa Fe Trail. In that same year, he succeeded Colonel Henry Leavenworth as commander of Fort Leavenworth. In 1847 he became a brigadier general. He also served during the Mexican War and, in 1848, he served as the last territorial governor of California, where he helped create their state constitution.


Boeing B-29 Superfortress Production in Wichita

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Production in Wichita
Date: 1941-1945
Final assembly line point in Wichita for the completed Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers ready for delivery to the United States Air Force during World War II.


Burning the Cheyenne village near Fort Larned, Kansas

Burning the Cheyenne village near Fort Larned, Kansas
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: April 19, 1867
This illustration portrays soldiers under the command of General Winfield S. Hancock burning a Cheyenne village on Pawnee Fork, thirty miles west of Fort Larned. The illustration was drawn by Theodore Davis and published in Harpers Weekly, April 19, 1867.


Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas

Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas
Date: April 12, 1918
This panoramic view shows Camp Funston and the soldiers from the U.S. Army's 89th Division awaiting the return of their commander Major General Leonard J. Wood from France. The facility located on the Ft. Riley military reservation, named after Brigadier General Frederick Funston, was one of sixteen divisional cantonment training camps built during World War I to house and train soldiers for military duty. Construction began in July of 1917 as buildings were laid out uniformly in city block squares with main streets and side streets on either side. The number of buildings estimated to have been built at the camp, were from 2,800 to 4,000 to accommodate the over 40,000 soldiers from the U.S. Army's 89th Division that were stationed at the facility. After the war, Camp Funston became a "mustering-out" center as soldiers prepared to return to civilian life. In 1924, the military decommissioned the 2,000 acre site with the dismantling of the buildings.


Camp Phillips, Salina, Kansas

Camp Phillips, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1942 and 1944
This photograph shows soldiers training to shoot a 155 mm Howitzer at Camp Phillips in Salina, Kansas.


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