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Arickaree history collection

Arickaree history collection
Date: [Not given]
This collection contains originals and copies of correspondences, articles, notes and related materials regarding the Battle of Beechers Island, also known as the Battle of Arickaree Fork, on September 19, 1868.


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.


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.


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.


Our present peace commissioners

Our present peace commissioners
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
A carte-de-visite with images of the following Civil War leaders: Philip Henry Sheridan, David Glasgow Farragut, Ulysses S. Grant, Andrew Johnson, George Henry Thomas, William Tecumseh Sherman, and David Dixon Porter. The carte-de-visite was originally in an album belonging to Lt. Charles H. Slawson, who served in Company I of the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry.


Philip H. Sheridan to Samuel J. Crawford

Philip H. Sheridan to Samuel J. Crawford
Creator: Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888
Date: September 26, 1868
This confidential letter was written by General Philip Henry Sheridan, a Civil War veteran who led a series of campaigns against Native Americans on the western frontier. In this letter he informs Kansas governor Samuel Crawford of the locations and positions of military units on the frontier. Sheridan also expresses his desire to destroy the Indians' villages and horses and bring these tribes into submission. Sheridan was well-known for his ruthless pursuit of Native Americans and lack of concern for the welfare of non-combatants.


Philip Henry Sheridan to Governor Samuel Johnson Crawford

Philip Henry Sheridan to Governor Samuel Johnson Crawford
Creator: Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888
Date: October 8, 1868
General Philip Henry Sheridan, a veteran of the Civil War, wrote this telegram to the Governor of Kansas to inform him of the current state of affairs in western Kansas. General William B. Hazen had informed Sheridan that their efforts to secure peace with the Kiowa and Comanche tribes was unsuccessful, and that Crawford should muster a cavalry regiment to assist in the military's efforts to place these tribes on reservations. This regiment was the 19th Kansas Cavalry, consisting of five companies.


Portrait of Philip Henry Sheridan

Portrait of Philip Henry Sheridan
Date: between 1870 and 1888
Miniature portrait of Philip Henry Sheridan. Watercolor on ivory, unsigned and undated. Oval portrait in a leather box. Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888) graduated from West Point in 1854. He quickly rose to prominence during the Civil War, after which he was sent west by President Grant to pacify the Plains Indians. He was eventually promoted to command the Division of the Missouri (all land between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains), succeeding General William Tecumseh Sherman.


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