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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.


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.


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.


General staff roll of officers on duty at Sugar Mound

General staff roll of officers on duty at Sugar Mound
Date: December 19 and 21, 1857
This staff roll of regimental officers of the First Regiment, Kansas Militia, lists officers present in a skirmish at Sugar Mound, Kansas Territory, on December 19 and 21, 1857. Major General James Lane is included among the officers listed. The list appears to be incomplete, as age, stature, and equipment notes for each man are provided only on the list's first page.


Henry Hudson Williams Civil War collection

Henry Hudson Williams Civil War collection
Date: 1861 - 1865
This is a collection of Civil War papers issued to Henry Hudson Williams. Included in the collection are discharge papers from the 10th Kansas Volunteer Infantry, Field & Staff (February 23, 1865); State of Missouri commission papers appointing Williams Colonel of the Jackson and Cass Counties Regiment (March 25, 1865); a certificate electing Williams Major of the 3rd Regiment of the U.S. Volunteers from the State of Kansas (July 24, 1861); and the muster-out roll for Major Henry H. Williams, 10th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry (February 23, 1865).


Index to Civil War soldiers in Kansas volunteer regiments

Index to Civil War soldiers in Kansas volunteer regiments
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
An index to a roster of Kansas volunteer regiments during the Civil War with surnames sorted by the first letter only. Information includes arm (example I for Infantry or C for Cavalry), regiment, company, and page number. Page numbers refer to the roster available as Kansas Memory unit 226679.


Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence

Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1879
This correspondence was sent and received by Kansas Adjutant General Peter S. Noble to and from militiamen across the state, often written on stationary from their places of regular employment. The Kansas University Cadets are frequently mentioned. Included are petitions for the organization of militia companies in the cities of Raymond, Offerle, Burlingame, and Caldwell, among others. Also included are petitions for weaponry and ammunition to protect the cities of Oberlin, Spearville, and Bazine from Indian attacks.


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: 1890
Correspondence sent and received by Kansas Adjutant General John N. Roberts. Frequent correspondents include James White Frierson Hughes, James W. Forsyth, Ezra B. Fuller, Willis Metcalf, and George W. Jackson. Includes a letter from the newly appointed chaplain of the Second Regiment, J.H. Boggess, and a petition for elected officers of the infantry of the Third Regiment in Greenwood County. Several applications for honorable discharge can be found in this correspondence, including several members of Company D of the Second Regiment, George W. Boland of Christian County, Missouri, John Kernal of Company G of the 83rd U.S. Colored Troops, and several members of Company C of the Fourth Regiment.


Kansas State Militia miscellaneous papers by county

Kansas State Militia miscellaneous papers by county
Date: 1861-1865
These papers are primarily made up of signed military oaths and muster rolls, arranged alphabetically by county. They chronicle the organization of small, township militias across the state, including the Humboldt Rangers, Little Osage Cavalry, Huron Home Guards, Barnesville Home Guards, Padonia Frontier Guards, LeRoy Scouts, Greenwood Township Rifle Company, Circleville Riflemen, Bainter Rangers of Jefferson County, Twin Springs Union Guards, Cavalry Company at Neosho Falls, among many others. Also included is correspondence between the citizens volunteering for the Kansas State Militia and government officials, including Adjutant General Guilford Dudley, Adjutant General Cyrus K. Holliday, Governor Charles L. Robinson, and Governor Thomas Carney.


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 & Pay Rolls of Company H, Sixth Regiment of Infantry

Muster & Pay Rolls of Company H, Sixth Regiment of Infantry
Date: Bulk 1853-1855
Nine muster and pay rolls of Company H, Sixth Regiment of Infantry, Army of the United States. The rosters list in alphabetical order, the names of soldiers, when and where they enlisted, and the amount of pay they last received. On the backside of the rolls names of soldiers who have deserted or who have been discharged are recorded.


Muster Roll, Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box, Jefferson County

Muster Roll, Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box, Jefferson County
Date: 1857
The Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box were free state supporters who were determined to see that fair elections were held in Kansas. James Lane was appointed to organize companies throughout the territory. General Order No. 1 (which may be found on this web site) included instructions for listing the members of each company. This muster roll was prepared as a result of that order. This company was recruited in Jefferson County, and its captain was Simeon Hull. The muster roll identified the officers and enlisted men, their age, birthplace, the location from which they came to Kansas, and their Kansas residence. The "Remarks" column was used to note if the company member had a weapon. [The ages of company members range from fifteen to fifty-six.]


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