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Adolph Roenigk and George W. Martin correspondence

Adolph Roenigk and George W. Martin correspondence
Creator: Roenigk, Adolph, 1847-1938
Date: October 10, 1904-January 24, 1908
In this correspondence with George W. Martin of the Kansas State Historical Society, Adolph Roenigk addresses issues related to the Pawnee Indians. In the letter dated October 10, 1904, Roenigk explains that "a Battle between the Potowatomie and the Pawnee Indians was fought here [Lincoln, Kansas] in 1863." According to Roenigk, between 14 and 16 Native Indians were killed during the fighting. Similarly, Roenigk's letter of October 24, 1906, concerns violence between Kansans and Native Indians during the late 1860s when a man named Solomon Humbarger and Solomon's brother were attacked by Native Indians. After killing one of their chiefs Roenigk states that Humbarger was shot in the thigh with an arrow.


A memory of old Fort Harker

A memory of old Fort Harker
Creator: The Club Member
Date: February 1908
This reminiscence by Mrs. Henry Inman, published in The Club Member, describes her experiences as a Kansas pioneer. She moved to Fort Harker in January 1868 after a difficult journey in severe winter weather. She details various aspects of frontier life, including the U.S. military's conflicts with Native Americans and the daily struggle for survival. She also mentions how she met "Mother" Bickerdyke, and that her husband served in the Seventh Cavalry under General George Armstrong Custer.


Battle of the Washita

Battle of the Washita
Creator: Taylor, James E., 1839-1901
Date: 1969
An illustration portraying General George Armstrong Custer's surprise attack on the Southern Cheyenne camp along the Washita River on November 27, 1868. This illustration was published in the July 1969 issue of Golden West Magazine - True Stories of the Old West, page 30. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Brooch from 14EL430

Brooch from 14EL430
Date: 1869-1870
This delicate brass brooch was made in a filigree-like floral pattern with a possible silver center. The brooch was collected at a site that may be the location of a camp used by General George A. Custer and the Seventh Calvary. The site is near Fort Hays in Ellis County. Elizabeth Bacon Custer joined her husband, General George Custer, whenever possible at the 7th Cavalry camps. Perhaps this brooch belonged to her? Fort Hays was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


Buffalo hunt

Buffalo hunt
Date: 1869
This photograph depicts a buffalo hunt along the Big Timber River, located in Ellis County south of Hays, Kansas. Some more well-known members of the hunting party include General George Armstrong Custer, Hill P. Wilson, Captain Tom Custer, and General Samuel D. Sturgis.


Cheyenne Chief Bull Bear

Cheyenne Chief Bull Bear
Date: 1883
This is a photograph of a drawing of Chief Bull Bear of the Cheyenne. This image is taken from "Wild Life on the Plains" written by George Armstrong Custer. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Custer's Last Fight

Custer's Last Fight
Creator: Adams, Cassilly C., 1843-1921
Date: 1885
A photograph copy of Custer's Last Fight, painted by Cassilly Adams, which depicts the Battle of Little Bighorn. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Custer's Last Rally chromolithograph

Custer's Last Rally chromolithograph
Creator: Mulvany, John
Date: 1881
John Mulvany took this chromolithograph of Custer's Last Rally from a painting. Mulvany created the painting around 1880, and it turned out to be so popular, he painted a second smaller painting from which to create the print of the Battle of the Little Big Horn.


Custer's Last Stand

Custer's Last Stand
Date: 1870s
A drawing depicting the Battle of Little Bighorn on June 26, 1876. It is unclear whether the painter is Cassilly Adams or Theodore B. Pitman. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Custer's command shooting down worthless horses

Custer's command shooting down worthless horses
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: January 16, 1869
An illustration of General George Armstrong Custer's men shooting horses after the Battle of the Washita which occurred on November 27, 1868. This illustration was published in Harper's Weekly on January 16, 1869. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Custer's dumbbell

Custer's dumbbell
Creator: Kennedy, Thomas
Date: between 1869 and 1871
This dumbbell was forged by Fort Hays blacksmith Thomas Kennedy around 1869. It was used by General George Armstrong Custer during his time at Fort Hays. Custer stayed at the fort periodically throughout the time he was stationed in Kansas from 1867 to 1871. He camped outside the fort for part of the summers of 1869 and 1870.


Experiments in domestication and breeding of buffaloes (1889)  by Ado Hunnius

Experiments in domestication and breeding of buffaloes (1889) by Ado Hunnius
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: 1889
Written by Carl Julius Adolph "Ado" Hunnius, a collection of his thoughts on the subject of buffalo that would likely have been supported by his experiences in the U.S. Army during the American Civil War, as well as the Indian Wars that followed. Hunnius served as an enlisted man in the ranks that Custer and Hancock commanded during the 1867 campaign to pacify Native Indian tribes on the Great Plains.


General Custer finding the remains of the Kidder massacre

General Custer finding the remains of the Kidder massacre
Date: 1874
An illustration showing General George Armstrong Custer arriving at the scene of the Kidder massacre which occurred around July 1, 1867 in Sherman County, Kansas. This illustration is copied from Custer's book, My Life on the Plains, published in 1874. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer
Date: 1872
This informal portrait shows George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876), dressed in buckskins and holding a firearm during the Duke Alexis' hunt to Kansas. The Grand Russian Duke traveled to the Great Plains of Kansas and Nebraska to take part in the adventures of a buffalo hunt led by Custer, Buffalo Bill, and General Philip Sheridan.


George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer
Creator: Reveille
Date: 1872
This is a copy of a 1872 studio portrait of George Armstrong Custer, 1839-1876, and Duke Alexis, as published in the February 15, 1895 issue of "The Reveille."


George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer
Date: Between 1860s and 1870s
This copy of a carte de visite shows George Armstrong Custer, (1839-1876). Custer a United States army cavalry officer is remembered for commanding the U.S. Seventh Cavalry Regiment into the Battle of the Little Bighorn, on June 25, 1876, in which all of his soldiers and Custer himself were attacked and killed by a coalition of Plains Indians.


George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer
Creator: Edric Eaton Studios
Date: January 11, 1872
This black and white photograph taken from a tintype shows George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876). The tintype was taken at Edric Eaton Studios, which was located in the 1200 block of Farnum in Omaha, Nebraska. Custer, a United States army cavalry officer, is remembered for commanding the U.S. Seventh Cavalry Regiment into the Battle of the Little Bighorn, on June 25, 1876, in which all of his soldiers and Custer himself were attacked and killed by a coalition of Plains Indians.


George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer
Creator: Brady's National Portrait Galleries
Date: Between 1860 and 1865
This lithograph signed by Elizabeth A Custer shows her husband George Armstrong Custer, (1839-1876). As a United States army cavalry officer he is remembered for commanding the U.S. Seventh Cavalry Regiment into the Battle of the Little Bighorn, on June 25, 1876, in which all of his soldiers and Custer himself were attacked and killed by a coalition of Plains Indians.


George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer
Date: Between 1860s and 1870s
This formal portrait shows George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876). Custer, a United States army cavalry officer, is remembered for commanding the U.S. Seventh Cavalry Regiment into the Battle of the Little Bighorn, on June 25, 1876, in which all of his soldiers and Custer himself were attacked and killed by a coalition of Plains Indians.


George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer
Creator: Illingworth, W. H.
Date: 1872
This copy from a stereograph shows George Armstrong Custer during the Black Hills Expedition. The image identified by Elizabeth B. Custer, shows her husband gathered around the carcass of a grizzly bear with Indian scout Bloody Knife, Captain William Ludlow; the chief engineer of the expedition and Private Noonan in the background. The military expedition to the Black Hills of South Dakota was a strategic plan by the United States government to explore the benefits of the uncharted land.


George Armstrong and Elizabeth Custer

George Armstrong and Elizabeth Custer
Date: 1865
A photograph of George Armstrong and Elizabeth Bacon Custer taken in Huntington, Texas. In June 1865, General Philip Sheridan put Custer in command of the 2d Division of Cavalry, Military Division of the Southwest. Accompanied by his wife, he led the division to Texas. In October he moved his men to Austin, when he became Chief of Cavalry for the Department of Texas. Custer's division was mustered out beginning in November 1865, replaced by the regulars of the U.S. 6th Cavalry Regiment.


Grand Duke Alexis

Grand Duke Alexis
Creator: Knight, J. Lee
Date: 1872
A photograph showing Grand Duke Alexis of Russia with his imperial hunting party in Topeka, Kansas. People in the photograph are: back row (left to right) Frank Thompson, Dr. Kondrin, Col. Forsythe, Count Olsonfieff, Dr. Asche, General Sweetzer and Lt. Tuder, and front row Consul Waldemar Bodisko, State Counsellor Machin, General P. H. Sheridan, Grand Duke Alexis, Admiral Possiet, and General George A. Custer.


Hancock Campaign, March 1867

Hancock Campaign, March 1867
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: March 1867
This item contains Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius's notes on his participation in Major General Winfield Scott Hancock's expedition to pacify Indians living on the American plains that took place shortly after the end of the American Civil War. Hunnius, an enlisted man in the Union Army during the Civil War, indicates that General Hancock left Fort Leavenworth on March 31, 1867 "for an Indian Campaign against Kiawas, Cheyennes, and Arapahoes, reported West of Fort Larned, Kansas." Hunnius's notes provide locations, means of transportation used, men involved, as well as other details related to the campaign.


History of the 19th Kansas Cavalry--Indian War of 1868-69

History of the 19th Kansas Cavalry--Indian War of 1868-69
Creator: Jenness, George B.
Date: 1869
This history of the 19th Kansas, written by the commander of Company F, George B. Jenness, is mainly composed of extracts from his diary. It includes details about where each company was raised, the names of the officers, organization and implementation of orders, the rigors of army life, and troop movements. Jenness' history also includes information about Samuel J. Crawford, the governor of Kansas, who resigned his position to assume command of the regiment on November 5, 1868. The document contains a copy of a letter from General Philip H. Sheridan to Governor Crawford about the need for calling up troops. Information on Native Americans, including interactions between troops and Native Americans, is also contained within this item. Jenness mentions captive chief including Satanta.


Hodgeman County toll bridge

Hodgeman County toll bridge
Creator: Holbrook, Eloise
Date: Between 1930 and 1938
This is a history of the Hodgeman County toll bridge, written by Eloise Holbrook. Included in the history is a description of how the bridge came to be built, who the owner was, and the dedication of a monument for the bridge in 1925.


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