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4th Kansas Infantry muster rolls

4th Kansas Infantry muster rolls
Date: 1862
These are the muster rolls of the 4th Kansas Infantry. The muster roll identifies the officers and enlisted men, their age, birthplace, the location from which they came to Kansas, and their Kansas residence.


Allen M. Coville collection

Allen M. Coville collection
Date: 1898-1913
This is a small collection of papers relating to Allen M. Coville's childhood years spent on a farm west of Topeka, and to his service in Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War. Coville's family moved from Ohio to Kansas in 1855, when Coville was seven years old. Colville grew up during the Border Wars and wrote down his memories of the time period. He recalls conflicts between abolitionists and pro-slavery groups, skirmishes that occurred between Native American tribes, and encounters with neighbors, including a Kaw chief he refers to as "White Plume". His account of his experiences with the Rough Riders, and his discharge, signed by Roosevelt, are also in the collection. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant. A typed transcript of his time with the Rough Riders begins on page 62 of Folder 3. However Coville's account stops before he gets to Cuba. The typed transcript for his description of his experiences during the Border Wars begins on page 51 of Folder 4.


Battle of Black Jack list of participants and casualties

Battle of Black Jack list of participants and casualties
Creator: Brown, John, 1800-1859
Date: June 2, 1856
According to this document listing the participants and those "men wounded in the battle of Palmyra or Black Jack," son-in-law Henry Thompson was "dangerously wounded."


Boston Corbett's military documents

Boston Corbett's military documents
Date: 1861-1865
Military documents belonging to Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth following President Lincoln's assassination. Corbett enlisted as a Union soldier in New York during the Civil War. These documents include Corbett's promotion to sergeant following five months spent at Andersonville Prison in 1864. Also included is a subpoena for the trial of Henry Wirz, commander of the Andersonville Prison, who was later executed for conspiracy and murder, and a subpeona for the trial of David E. Herold, an accomplice of John Wilkes Booth, who was also later executed. Copies of muster rolls for Company I of the 12th New York State Militia and Company L of the 16th Regiment of the New York Cavalry were included with the documents.


Boston Corbett's pension documents

Boston Corbett's pension documents
Date: 1880-1886
Pension documents belonging to Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth following President Lincoln's assassination. Corbett moved to Kansas in 1878 and lived in a dugout near Concordia, Kansas. In 1887, Corbett was given the position of assistant doorkeeper for the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka. However, when he brandished his pistol during a session of the legislative that same year, he was arrested and sent to an insane asylum. In 1888, he escaped and his whereabouts remained unknown until his presumed death. The pension certificate, dated September 30, 1882, cited "chronic diarrhea, scurvy, and rheumatism" as the reason for his disability which he contracted while imprisoned during the Civil War.


Certificate, James Abbott as Brigadier General

Certificate, James Abbott as Brigadier General
Date: July 15, 1857
James Lane, from the Headquarters of the Kansas Volunteers free state militia, issued this certificate to appoint James Abbott (Brigadier General of the 1st Brigade) to organize people to protect the ballot boxes during the upcoming elections. Election fraud, in the form of multiple votes cast by pro-slavery men, was a constant concern of free state supporters.


Certificate of Service, Franklin L. Crane, Jr.

Certificate of Service, Franklin L. Crane, Jr.
Creator: Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box
Date: December 11, 1855
Franklin L. Crane, Jr., son of a prominent citizen in Topeka, Kansas Territory, served as a private from November 27 to December 11, 1855, in defense of Lawrence. This certificate of service was signed by several people active in the free state cause, including James H. Lane and Charles Robinson.


Commission, James Montgomery, captain

Commission, James Montgomery, captain
Date: September 16, 1857
This printed commission, issued from the "Head-Quarters Kansas Volunteers, For the Protection of the Ballot-Box," was given to James Montgomery and signed by J. H. Lane and M. F. Conway, adjutant general, on September 16, 1857. Montgomery was commissioned captain of the "Little Sugar Creek Company." [This would have been specifically for the territorial election held October 5, 1857.]


Descriptive roll, Eighth Regiment, Infantry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 7

Descriptive roll, Eighth Regiment, Infantry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 7
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1861-1863
This is the descriptive roll for Civil War soldiers in the Eighth Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Infantry. Information includes description, marital status, nativity, residence, muster information, 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.


Descriptive roll, Fifteenth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 6

Descriptive roll, Fifteenth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 6
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1861-1863
This is the descriptive roll for Civil War soldiers in the Fifteenth Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. Information includes description, marital status, nativity, residence, muster information, 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.


Descriptive roll, Fifth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 4

Descriptive roll, Fifth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 4
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1861-1863
This is the descriptive roll for Civil War soldiers in the Fifth Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. Information includes description, marital status, nativity, residence, muster information, 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.


Descriptive roll, First, Second, and Third Kansas Batteries, Light Artillery, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 3

Descriptive roll, First, Second, and Third Kansas Batteries, Light Artillery, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 3
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: July 1861-September 1861
This is the descriptive roll for Civil War soldiers in the Kansas First, Second, and Third Batteries, Light Artillery. Information includes description, marital status, nativity, residence, muster information, 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.


Descriptive roll, Fourteenth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 2

Descriptive roll, Fourteenth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 2
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1861-1863
This is the descriptive roll for Civil War soldiers in the Fourteenth Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. Information includes description, marital status, nativity, residence, muster information, 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.


Descriptive roll, Ninth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 2

Descriptive roll, Ninth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 2
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1861-1863
This is the descriptive roll for Civil War soldiers in the Ninth Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. Information includes description, marital status, nativity, residence, muster information, 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.


Descriptive roll, Second Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 2

Descriptive roll, Second Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 2
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: April 1862-April 1865
This is the descriptive roll for Civil War soldiers in the Second Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. Information includes description, marital status, nativity, residence, muster information, 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.


Descriptive roll, Seventh Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War volunteers, volume 6

Descriptive roll, Seventh Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War volunteers, volume 6
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1861-1863
This is the descriptive roll for Civil War soldiers in the Seventh Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. Information includes description, marital status, nativity, residence, muster information, 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.


Descriptive roll, Sixteenth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War volunteers, volume 2

Descriptive roll, Sixteenth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War volunteers, volume 2
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1861-1863
This is the descriptive roll for Civil War soldiers in the Sixteenth Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. Information includes description, marital status, nativity, residence, muster information, 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.


Descriptive roll, Sixth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War volunteers, volume 5

Descriptive roll, Sixth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War volunteers, volume 5
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1861-1863
This is the descriptive roll for Civil War soldiers in the Sixth Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. Information includes description, marital status, nativity, residence, muster information, 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.


Descriptive roll, Tenth Regiment, Infantry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 2

Descriptive roll, Tenth Regiment, Infantry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 2
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1861-1863
This is the descriptive roll for Civil War soldiers in the Tenth Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Infantry. Information includes description, marital status, nativity, residence, muster information, 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.


Descriptive roll, Twelfth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 2

Descriptive roll, Twelfth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 2
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1861-1863
This is the descriptive roll for Civil War soldiers in the Twelfth Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Infantry. Information includes description, marital status, nativity, residence, muster information, 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.


Draft of the Wakarusa treaty

Draft of the Wakarusa treaty
Creator: Shannon, Wilson, 1802-1877
Date: December 08, 1855
On November 21, 1855, Charles W. Dow, a free-state man, was shot by Franklin N. Coleman, a pro-slavery leader, near Hickory Point, Douglas County, in a dispute over a claim. Sheriff Jones, of Douglas County, arrested Jacob Branson, who lived with Dow. Branson was subsequently taken from Sheriff Jones by a group of free-state men. Sheriff Jones and approximately 1500 militia volunteers from Missouri laid seige to Lawrence, claiming there was a rebellion. By December 8, the free-state forces, led by James Lane, Charles Robinson and Lyman Allen, convinced Governor Shannon that they were only planning to defend Lawrence, not go on the offensive. These documents, from what came to be called the "Wakarusa War," include an officer's commission and several discharges of members of the Kansas Rifles No. 1--the free-state militia--and a draft of the treaty that was signed by Lane, Robinson, and Governor Wilson Shannon to end the "war."


Ekart, Umscheid, Riat, Hoferer and Repp family histories and photographs

Ekart, Umscheid, Riat, Hoferer and Repp family histories and photographs
Creator: Ekart, Sylvester C
Date: 1865-1993
These two volumes contain photographs of people and structures related to the various families in the title. There are also a number of copies of records from the St. Joseph Church, Flush, Kansas. Page 16A has a copy of a Civil War discharge (1865) for Constantin Umscheid, who served in Company H, 11th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry. The content was collected and compiled by Sylvester Ekart in the course of preparing the Ekart, Umscheid, Riat, Hoferer and Repp familiy histories. A name index is available by clicking on Text Version below.


Eugene Ware correspondence

Eugene Ware correspondence
Date: 1871-1939
This is a series of correspondence to and from Eugene Fitch Ware (1841-1911). Ware moved to Fort Scott, Kansas, after the Civil War and became employed at the Fort Scott Monitor. In 1879, Ware began the first of three terms in the Kansas State Senate. During his terms of office, Ware introduced bills concerning railroads, life insurance, militia, and relief and support of the poor as well as bills of a more local nature. Ware moved to Topeka in 1893 to become a partner with Charles Gleed and his brother, James, forming the law firm of Gleed, Ware and Gleed. In addition to journalism, law, and politics, Ware used the pseudonym, Ironquill, for his literary and poetic achievements. His works include "Neutralia" and "The Rhymes of Ironquill". For a complete contents list of the papers of Eugene Fitch Ware, see the External Links below.


Exemption Roll, Kansas Militia for Precinct of Columbia, Madison County, 7th Brigade

Exemption Roll, Kansas Militia for Precinct of Columbia, Madison County, 7th Brigade
This undated document identified eight men from the Columbia precinct of Madison County, Kansas Territory, who were exempt from serving in the Kansas Militia. Four were exempted due to age (46 through 70 years old), one was a physician, and one was crippled. Exemption causes were not listed for two men. John W. Whistler was the commander of the 7th Brigade.


First Regiment, Infantry, muster in rolls, Kansas Civil War volunteer regiments, volume 3 (AR114)

First Regiment, Infantry, muster in rolls, Kansas Civil War volunteer regiments, volume 3 (AR114)
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: Between 1860 and 1865
This is the muster in rolls for Civil War soldiers in the First Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Infantry. Information includes description, marital status, nativity, residence, muster information, 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.


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