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General Order No. 1, 18th Kansas Cavalry

General Order No. 1, 18th Kansas Cavalry
Creator: Moore, Horace L. (Horace Ladd), 1837-1914
Date: July 17, 1867
This order for the 18th Kansas Cavalry, located at Fort Harker, regulates the maintenance of cavalry horses. Fort Harker was established to provide protection for the Kansas Stage Line and the military supply trains traveling the Smoky Hill Trail and the Fort Riley Road. As stated in the order, these regulations are essential because "the efficiency of every cavalry command depends much upon the condition of its horses."


General Order No. 2, 19th Kansas Cavalry

General Order No. 2, 19th Kansas Cavalry
Creator: Crawford, S. J. (Samuel Johnson), 1835-1913
Date: January 2, 1869
This order established the daily routine that must be observed by the cavalry forces located near Fort Cobb. This includes reveille (5:45am), calls for meals, and finally taps (8:25pm).


General Order No. 2, 19th Kansas Cavalry

General Order No. 2, 19th Kansas Cavalry
Date: October 29, 1868
This order establishes the 19th Kansas Cavalry at Camp Crawford, which was located outside Topeka, Kansas. This camp had been named after Samuel Crawford, the former governor of Kansas who took command of this cavalry regiment in 1868. It also laid out the regulations that must be obeyed by officers and enlisted men and established the daily routine (including the calls of reveille, meals, and taps) that must be observed by these soldiers. The 19th Kansas Cavalry was organized to fight against various Indian tribes in the Great Plains.


General order no. 17

General order no. 17
Creator: United States. Army. Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 19th (1868-1869)
Date: April 5, 1869
General order no. 17, issued for one regiment of the 19th Kansas Cavalry, on Walnut Creek, Indian Territory, concerns the status of abandoned property.


General order no. 17

General order no. 17
Creator: United States. Army. Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 19th (1868-1869)
Date: April 13, 1869
Colonel Moore of the 19th Kansas Cavalry, at camp near Fort Hays, Kansas, issues general order 17 concerning the turning over of property to the supply department at Fort Hays.


General order no. 3. R. H. 2

General order no. 3. R. H. 2
Creator: United States. Army. Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 19th (1868-1869)
Date: January 3, 1869
Colonel Samuel Crawford of Fort Cobb, Indian Territory, issued this general order to discourage the seizure of Indian ponies by members of the 19th Cavalry.


General order no. 4. R. H. 2

General order no. 4. R. H. 2
Creator: United States. Army. Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 19th (1868-1869)
Date: January 11, 1869
Colonel Samuel Crawford, Camp No. 19 (possibly in Indian Territory) issues general order no. 4 concerning the care of the horses of the 19th Kansas Cavalry.


General order no. 5. R. H. 2

General order no. 5. R. H. 2
Creator: United States. Army. Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 19th (1868-1869)
Date: January 12, 1869
Colonel Samuel Crawford of Camp No. 19 (possibly Indian Territory) issues general order no. 5 commending several members of the 19th Kansas Cavalry for their neat and orderly appearance and excusing them from ground detail.


General order no. 6

General order no. 6
Creator: United States. Army. Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 19th (1868-1869)
Date: January 18, 1869
Colonel Samuel Crawford of Camp 20 (possibly Indian Territory), 19th Kansas Cavalry, issues general order no. 6 concerning the proper instruction of soldiers.


General order no. 7. R. H. 2

General order no. 7. R. H. 2
Creator: United States. Army. Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 19th (1868-1869)
Date: January 22, 1969
Colonel Samuel Crawford of the 19th Kansas Cavalry, at Camp 20 on Medicine Bluff Creek, Indian Territory, issues general order no. 7 announcing a general dismounted inspection of the regiment.


General order no. 8

General order no. 8
Creator: United States. Army. Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 19th (1868-1869)
Date: January 26, 1869
Colonel Samuel Crawford of the 19th Kansas Cavalry, at Medicine Bluff Creek, Indian Territory, issues general order no. 8 concerning the creation of morning reports for the regiment.


General order no. 9

General order no. 9
Creator: United States. Army. Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 19th (1868-1869)
Date: February 3, 1969
Colonel Samuel Crawford of the 19th Kansas Cavalry, at Medicine Bluff Creek, Indian Territory, issues general order no. 9 announcing a general inspection for the regiment.


General order number 15, issued by Major General Samuel Curtis and others

General order number 15, issued by Major General Samuel Curtis and others
Creator: Curtis, Samuel Ryan, 1805-1866
Date: October 23, 1864
This order states that General Order No. 54, which established martial law north of the Kaw River, has since been revoked now that the enemy has been driven south and the danger has been removed from the area.


James H. Lane material

James H. Lane material
Creator: Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866
Date: 1854-1910
Material relating to James H. Lane. Lane served as president of the Topeka and Leavenworth constitutional conventions and was elected one of the state's first U.S. senators. He raised the "Frontier Guard," recruited and commanded "Lane's Brigade" (the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Kansas Volunteers), and was responsible for forming the First Kansas Colored Volunteers, the first regiment of African American troops to see action on the side of the Union during the Civil War. Included in this material is an order from the War Department accepting the resignation of James H. Lane as recruiting commissioner, several certificates acknowledging Lane's service in the Third and Fifth Regiments of the Indiana Volunteers, and his appointments to the district courts of the state of Kansas. Several letters written by Lane are also included.


James H. Lane to James B. Abbott

James H. Lane to James B. Abbott
Creator: Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866
Date: October 15, 1857
James Lane ordered James Abbott to gather his brigade and have them in Lecompton by early morning on the following Monday. The order is, perhaps, a response to the results of the early October election of the Territorial Legislature, in which free state men questioned the validity of votes cast by U.S. troops, or to anticipate the meeting of the Lecompton Constitutional Convention that would reconvene on October 20, 1857.


James Henry Lane to A. W. Philips

James Henry Lane to A. W. Philips
Creator: Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866
Date: December 17, 1857
James Lane, Major General of the free state militia forces, wrote to General A. W. Philips, ordering him to Sugar Mound, Kansas Territory, to help "our friends who are there. . .defending themselves against an invading force."


Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence

Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1864
This is correspondence sent and received by the Kansas Adjutant General's Office. Cyrus K. Holliday succeeded Guilford Dudley as Adjutant General in May 1864. Topics of this correspondence include hospital reports from Fort Scott, requests for more appointments of medical officers, transmittal of muster rolls, a list of volunteers from Wisconsin who enlisted in Kansas, and letters from Elizabeth Pearsons Clouse inquiring about her son, Benjamin Franklin Pearsons. Correspondence was frequently exchanged with Lieutenant J.R. Kemble, General John B. Gray, Assistant Provost Marshal Sidney Clarke, Provost Marshal James McCahon, and Provost Marshal A.J. Shannon. Also included are letters from newspaper publishers requesting payment for printing General and Special Orders, including a young Marshall M. Murdock from the Burlingame Chronicle. A letter dated January 31, 1864 from President Abraham Lincoln orders the draft of 500,000 men. A searchable, full-text version of this correspondence is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence

Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence
Date: 1915-1918
Correspondence including general orders from Adjutant General Charles I. Martin and telegrams between commanding officers of the Kansas National Guard. Also included are appointments of non-commission officers, strength reports detailing desertions and injuries, and descriptive cards of cavalry horses, including their age, size, purchase date and location. Topics discussed include the recruiting of qualified Kansas National Guard members for service in the regular army, instructions for removing enemy sympathizers within ranks and monitoring German nationals in service, and furloughs or personnel transfers. A payroll list with signatures of received payments for members of Troop B, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry, drafted into service on August 5, 1917, can also be found in this material.


Kansas Adjutant General miscellaneous correspondence

Kansas Adjutant General miscellaneous correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1894
Correspondence sent and received by the Kansas Adjutant General's Office. Albert J. Davis succeeded Henry H. Artz as Adjutant General in April 1894. Included in this correspondence are ordnance returns of Captain Willard E. Whitaker and a report from the assistant surgeon at Camp Townsend in Ottawa, Kansas. Frequent correspondents include Brigadier General William H. Sears, Quartermaster General Charles A. Taylor, Lieutenant Governor Percy Daniels, and Colonel C.J. Garver.


Kansas Militia to meet in Leavenworth City, Kansas  Territory

Kansas Militia to meet in Leavenworth City, Kansas Territory
Creator: Eastin, Lucian J
Date: November 28, 1855
A printed notice to members of the Second Brigade of the Northern Division of the Kansas Militia directing them to meet at Leavenworth City, Kansas Territory, on December 1, 1855.


Kansas State Militia miscellaneous papers by unit

Kansas State Militia miscellaneous papers by unit
Date: 1861-1865
These images are correspondence, commission documents, muster rolls and other items, arranged by militia unit (Regiments 1 through 23) as well several other units. State government correspondents include Governor Charles L. Robinson, Governor Thomas Carney, Adjutant General Charles Chadwick, Adjutant General Guilford Dudley, and Adjutant General Cyrus K. Holliday. State militia correspondents include Maj. Gen. J. C. Stone, Maj. Gen. John A. Halderman, Maj. Gen. J. S. McDowell, Brig. Gen. Samuel N. Wood, Col. Thomas Moonlight, Col. John T. Snoddy, and Major Watson Stuart of the 4th Ballalion, Colored Detachment. Examples of specific materials include a petition from citizens in Doniphan County to have Capt. A. W. Williams stationed in northern Kansas, an enrollment list for a Lawrence volunteer militia under Capt. Francis B. Swift, and a letter written by William Meairs to Gov. Carney suggesting an independent cavalry be organized in Wakarusa township to protect against raids from Missouri.


Muster out roll, Third Regiment, Infantry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 2

Muster out roll, Third Regiment, Infantry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 2
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1861-1862
This is the muster out roll for Civil War soldiers in the Kansas Third Infantry volunteer unit, which would later be consolidated with the 4th to make the 10th. The lists may include name, rank, age, when and where they mustered in, last date of pay, and remarks. The index to the Kansas Adjutant General's Report, 1861-1865, (see link below) also gives the regiment and company the soldier served in.


Order No. 1, from the Headquarters of the Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box

Order No. 1, from the Headquarters of the Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box
Creator: Whitman, E. B. (Edmund Burke), 1812-1883
Date: August 3, 1857
E.B. Whitman, Quarter-Master General of the Kansas Volunteers, issued this formal order in response to the Topeka Legislature's adoption of James Lane's resolution to organize the people in protection of the ballot boxes during the next elections. Whitman, who had just been appointed as Quarter-Master General by Lane under the Ballot Box resolution, requested that each Company of the Volunteers elect their own Quarter-Master to take an inventory of firearms held by their own Company.


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