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Adjutant General's report, Kansas Colored Volunteers correspondence

Adjutant General's report, Kansas Colored Volunteers correspondence
Creator: United States. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1863-1864
This bound letter book contains copies of letters sent and received by the Adjutant General's Office in Fort Scott, Kansas. They were assigned to recruit a regiment of colored soldiers. Letters were received from the War Department in Washington, D.C. and from the Office of the Governor in Kansas. The letters focus on the recruitment and commissioning of troops and officers for the Kansas Colored Volunteer's regiments. Many of the letters were written by or sent to General James G. Blunt. It appears the book was kept by Major T. J. Anderson, Assistant Adjutant General. Names of many individuals appear in the volume.


B.F. Johnson to General James William Denver

B.F. Johnson to General James William Denver
Creator: Johnson, Benjamin F.
Date: January 23, 1858
In this letter to General James W. Denver, B.F. Johnson asks Denver if the New York Indians had made a treaty with the United States Government. Johnson also asks Denver if the land set aside for the New York Indians near Fort Scott, Kansas, was open "for settlement either by Preemption or in any other way." Johnson is writing from Wyandotte City, Kansas Territory.


Beer Bottle from Fort Scott, 14BO302

Beer Bottle from Fort Scott, 14BO302
Date: 1880-1910
This beer bottle was recovered from the Fort Scott National Historic Site during excavations conducted there between 1968 through 1972 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists. When Fort Scott was built it was on the western military frontier, but is now located within the city limits of Fort Scott. The aqua bottle has an applied crown neck finish and was made on a two-piece mold. The letters "AB" appear on the base in addition to the mold number. This indicates the bottle was manufactured by Adolphus Busch, who founded two glass companies, the Adolphus Busch Glass Company at St. Louis, Missouri, and the American Glass Company at Streator, Illinois.


Book signing at Fort Scott, Kansas

Book signing at Fort Scott, Kansas
Creator: Dean, Virgil W
Date: 1996
Here are four photographs showing Leo Oliva, author, (on the left) and Jerry Thomas, artist, (on the right) at book signing in Fort Scott, Kansas. Leo Oliva was the author of "Fort Scott, Courage and Conflict on the Border" and Jerry Thomas painted the artwork for the book's cover. The book was published by the Kansas State Historical Society in cooperation with the Kansas Forts Network.


Campaigning in the Army of the Frontier

Campaigning in the Army of the Frontier
Creator: Greene, A.R.
Date: 1861-1865
This item, written Albert R. Greene in the years after the Civil War, describes his experiences campaigning with the Army of the Frontier. A member of Company A, 9th Kansas, Cavalry, Greene joined the U.S. Army just over a year after the Civil War began. His recollections describe a number of things, including life in the Army, the geography of Kansas, interactions with Native Americans, and wartime combat.


Daily journal of Elisabeth S. Morse, teacher at Delaware Baptist Mission

Daily journal of Elisabeth S. Morse, teacher at Delaware Baptist Mission
Creator: Morse, Elizabeth Stevens
Date: February 13, 1866-July 14, 1866
This item is the 1866 daily journal for Elisabeth S. Morse who taught at the Delaware Baptist Mission near Edwardsville, Kansas. While a number of entries are fairly brief, the journal contains interesting information on Morse's daily activities at the Mission.


Daniel L. Chandler to James H. Buxton

Daniel L. Chandler to James H. Buxton
Creator: Chandler, Daniel L.
Date: May 5, 1862
This letter, written by Daniel L. Chandler "on the prairie five miles west of Ft. Scott," was addressed to James H. Buxton, a young soldier who had been under Chandler's care as army hospital steward. Chandler expressed joy that Buxton's health continued to improve in Lawrence and that he was being educated. Chandler also related news of Buxton's fellow soldiers and discharge from the Union army.


Daniel L. Chandler to John Stillman Brown

Daniel L. Chandler to John Stillman Brown
Creator: Chandler, Daniel L.
Date: April 26, 1862
A letter written by Daniel L. Chandler from Mound City, Kansas, to John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence. Chandler described promotions and staff changes in the regiments at Mound City, as well as a petition to prevent his removal as hospital steward. Chandler also wrote of the deaths of soldiers and a new order that would discharge soldiers who spent two months in the hospital.


Eagle Wreath Military Button from Fort Scott, 14BO302

Eagle Wreath Military Button from Fort Scott, 14BO302
Date: 1842-1853
This brass military button was recovered from the Fort Scott National Historic Site during excavations conducted there between 1968 through 1972 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists. The brass two piece button has a wire loop shank. The button front depicts an eagle holding an olive branch and arrows above with a wreath below and a large "U. S." in the middle. The button back has the wording "United States." The button is ligne 30 in size and likely represents a coat or jacket button. When Fort Scott was built it was on the western military frontier, but is now located within the city limits of Fort Scott.


Fort Scott army post, officers quarters

Fort Scott army post, officers quarters
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The Fort Scott officers quarters were constructed between 1842 to 1848. Army officers and their families who were posted at Fort Scott lived in the quarters.


Fort Scott soldiers

Fort Scott soldiers
Date: 1863-1865
This photograph of two men on horses at Fort Scott was probably taken between 1863 and 1865. The man in the foreground is Corporal George H. McCoon, company saddler in the 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry. The photograph shows the Fort Scott stables in the background.


General Order, No. 4

General Order, No. 4
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Dept.
Date: September 1, 1861
This document outlines the basic command structure of forces under the Kansas Brigade of General James H. Lane, and Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Abram Cutler. In addition, it stresses that Kansas troops must do all in their power to respect the rights and property of fellow Kansans and all other Union supporters they might encounter during their service. Finally, this order warns against the taking of enemy property for personal gain and encourages all Kansas troops to remain vigilant in order to prevent an invasion.


Joseph S. Chick interview

Joseph S. Chick interview
Creator: Cone, W. W.
Date: October 19, 1908
This item contains fifteen pages of notes taken by Zu Adams during an interview with Kansas City businessman Joseph S. Chick that took place at Kansas City's Union Station in October 1908. The interview covers details of Chick's early years in Kansas, the settlers he lived near, a description of the style of Kaw houses, a brief description of Francis Chouteau, his work finding arrowheads, and other incidents from his past.


Kansas : early routes, old trails, historic sites, landmarks, etc.

Kansas : early routes, old trails, historic sites, landmarks, etc.
Creator: Root, George A. (George Allen), 1867-1949
Date: 1939 December
This map, created by George Allen Root and later reproduced by the Kansas Turnpike Authority, depicts trails, landmarks, and historic sites in the state of Kansas. The original map was compiled by George Allen Root and delineated by W. M. Hutchinson from information obtained from the Kansas State Historical Society.


Leigh R. Webber to Charles Brown

Leigh R. Webber to Charles Brown
Creator: Webber, L. R.
Date: March 23, 1862
A letter written by Leigh R. Webber from Fort Scott, Kansas, addressed to Charles Brown. Webber expresses frustration at his bad health, the poor weather, and fort life. He wished for the troops to move to territory where they could engage in battle and gain "military glory." Webber describes the unruly behavior of the troops, including violence and drunkenness.


Leigh R. Webber to John Stillman Brown

Leigh R. Webber to John Stillman Brown
Creator: Webber, L. R.
Date: January 23, 1862
A letter written by Leigh R. Webber from Kansas City, Missouri, addressed to John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence, Kansas. Webber begins by recounting other letters he had recently sent to members of the Brown family. He describes the march from Lexington to Kansas City and future plans to continue on to Fort Scott. Webber also discusses his father's recent death.


Leigh R. Webber to Miss Brown

Leigh R. Webber to Miss Brown
Creator: Webber, L. R.
Date: March 8, 1862
A letter written by Leigh R. Webber from Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, to Miss Brown, a daughter of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence, Kansas. Webber describes the march from Kansas City, Missouri, to Fort Scott, Kansas, describing landmarks along the way and discussing the soldiers' state of exhaustion. He continues a discussion from a previous letter regarding his father's death. Webber also describes camp life and future plans to march on to Fort Smith.


Leigh R. Webber to Miss Brown

Leigh R. Webber to Miss Brown
Creator: Webber, L. R.
Date: February 1, 1862
A letter written by Leigh R. Webber from Kansas City, Missouri, addressed to Miss Brown, a daughter of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence. Webber mainly discusses camp life in Kansas City and the unruly behavior of his fellow soldiers, particularly regarding thievery and drunkenness.


Leigh R. Webber to Senorita Morena (Miss Brown)

Leigh R. Webber to Senorita Morena (Miss Brown)
Creator: Webber, L. R.
Date: April 30, 1862
A letter written by Leigh R. Webber from Fort Riley, Kansas, addressed to "Senorita Morena," or Miss Brown, a daughter of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence. Webber first praises Fort Riley and describes the surrounding landscape. He goes on to describe fort life, including equipment and food. He also discusses his thoughts on the troops' future plans to march to New Mexico and his efforts to learn Spanish.


Map of Kanzas and Nebraska from the original surveys

Map of Kanzas and Nebraska from the original surveys
Creator: Phillips, Sampson & Co.
Date: 1854
Map of Kanzas Territory and Nebraska Territory drawn and engraved for Salma Hale's History of the United States of America. Landmarks include the Spanish Peaks, Pike's Peak, Col. Fremont's expedition route, Bent's Fort, Chimey Rock, and the Pacific Railroad. This map is provided through a co-operative project between the Lecompton Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Society. Partial funding was provided by the Ross and Margaret Wulfkuhle Charitable Trust and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area.


Map of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway showing land grants and connections

Map of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway showing land grants and connections
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: 1871
This map indicates land grant lands available from the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway, in an area from Junction City, Kansas, to Preston, Texas. It is also a map of all connecting railroads from the states of Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa and Indiana. Major rivers, cities, and military installations are shown.


Marshall Rice's Civil War enlistment paper

Marshall Rice's Civil War enlistment paper
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: April 26, 1863
This is a volunteer enlistment paper for Marshall Rice, a farmer, who enlisted in the 6th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company L.


Officers' quarters, Fort Scott

Officers' quarters, Fort Scott
Date: 1842
This photograph, taken by an unknown photographer, depicts the officers' quarters at Fort Scott. The building to the left was Col. Charles W. Blair's residence, which was razed between 1905 and 1906. The site was identified in 1993 as HS-3, because of the sub-surface stone foundation which has survived. The building to the right was a boarding house and was identified in 1993 and HS-4. The photograph was taken at the intersection of Blair and Lincoln Avenues.


Old military drive at Fort Scott, Kansas

Old military drive at Fort Scott, Kansas
Creator: Tresslar Bros., Fort Scott, KS.
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
This is a stereograph showing the old military drive and officers' quarters on the north side of the plaza at Fort Scott, Kansas.


Post sutler's day book, Fort Scott

Post sutler's day book, Fort Scott
Creator: Wilson, Hiero T.
Date: 1844-1845
This day book/ledger records the sales in the post general store. In 1844, Hiero T. Wilson partnered with John A. Bugg as the post sutlers. Bugg had been named sutler in 1843 but sold his 1/2 interest to Wilson in 1849. This volume records the name of the soldier making the purchase, the items purchased, and the cost. The store also made short term loans to soldiers to be repaid when they received pay. A number of the sales involve the sale of ale, wine, and liquor but fresh water was probably scarce at the fort. In addition to selling items to individuals, the store also sold goods to the military units stationed at the fort. The ledger entries provide a glimpse of the items that were available to soldiers stationed in the West.


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