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Andrew Jackson Huntoon correspondence

Andrew Jackson Huntoon correspondence
Creator: Huntoon, Andrew Jackson, d. 1902
Date: 1860-1863
Andrew Jackson Huntoon was a physician who came to Kansas in 1857, settling south of Topeka in Williamsport, Shawnee County. In 1861 he enlisted with the 5th Kansas Cavalry volunteer regiment, serving as assistant surgeon and surgeon of that group, seeing service along the Missouri border and in Arkansas. After mustering out he settled in Topeka, where he died in 1902. This collection consists primarily of letters to or from Lizzie, Huntoon's friend and later wife. Some of the content describes Indian affairs and military matters. A complete transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Captain William F. Creitz, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

Captain William F. Creitz, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Creator: Bankes, T. W.
Date: Between 1860 and 1870
This photograph is of Captain William F. Creitz of the Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company A, during the Civil War. He was from Holton, Kansas.


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.


E.D. Herrings

E.D. Herrings
Date: Between 1860 and 1870
Framed and mounted tintype portrait of E.D. Herrings, member of the 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.


Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry soldier

Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry soldier
Creator: Bliss, W. P.
Date: Between 1860 and 1870
This photograph is of an unidentified person of the Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. This photo is in the same series as those of Jacob Orcutt, Nelson Johnson, G. M. Blackheart, and Henry Steel.


G. M. Blackheart, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

G. M. Blackheart, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Date: Between 1860 and 1870
This photograph, a carte-de-viste, is of G.M. Blackheart, a soldier in the Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War.


George Alexander

George Alexander
Date: 1861-1865
This is a carte-de-visite showing George Alexander a member of Company G, Fifth Kansas Cavalry during the Civil War. He lived in Kansas City, Missouri and enlisted on October 10, 1861. Alexander was promoted to sergeant on November 8, 1861.


H. M. Ketchin, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

H. M. Ketchin, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Creator: Wright, J. B.
Date: Between 1860 and 1870
This photograph shows First Sergeant H. M. Ketchin of the 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War.


Henry W. Steel, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

Henry W. Steel, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Date: Between 1861 and 1870
This photograph, a carte-de-viste, is of Henry W. Steel of the 5th Kansas Cavalry. The name on the photograph is indistinct and could be Steeler or Steeles.


Hugh Dunn Fisher

Hugh Dunn Fisher
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
A portrait of Hugh Dunn Fisher, a Methodist minister that settled in Lawrence, Kansas, during the Civil War. He served as chaplain of the Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. Fisher survived Quantrill's raid by hiding in a cellar under his home. He wrote a autobiography "the Gun and The Gospel".


Jacob Orcutt, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

Jacob Orcutt, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Date: Between 1860 and 1870
This photograph, a carte-de-viste, is of Jacob Orcutt, a soldier in the Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company A, during the Civil War.


James Monroe Williams

James Monroe Williams
Creator: Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
A carte-de-visite showing Colonel James Monroe Williams. At the beginning of the Civil War he was commissioned a captain and appointed commander of Company F, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. In 1862, he was resigned from the 5th Kansas, raised a regiment of black infantry, which became the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry and became its colonel. In 1864, Williams assumed command of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, VII Corps and was brevetted brigadier general early in 1865. In 1866, after the Civil War, he entered the regular army as a captain in the 8th US Cavalry, serving as commander of Company I. He served with the 8th Cavalry based at Fort Whipple, Arizona and Forts Selden and Bayard, New Mexico. He resigned in 1873 and became a rancher in Colorado.


Joseph McCarty, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

Joseph McCarty, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Creator: Bankes, T. W.
Date: Between A.D. 1860 and 1870
This is a photograph, a carte-de-viste, of 2nd Lieutenant Joseph McCarty of the Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company A, during the Civil War.


Members of the 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

Members of the 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
These are photographs of the members of the 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. Soldiers from several companies are in the images. Those identified include Harvey A. Miller, John T. Wasson, Joseph Wasson, Gilbert M. Woodworth, B. F. Woodworth, Humphrey Smith, William Smith, Andrew J. Link, Thomas Archer, Leonard H. Tripp, P. B. Rexford, Joseph W. Emerson, Elwood Thomas, David Parks (Holton, Jackson County, Kansas), Kelley Fields, Samuel A. Craft, J. W. Shannon, Edward Flanders, John McHale, John Ashbaugh, William W. Wallace, O. D. Crane, Leander Morrison, Peter Heil, Jasper M. Reno, H. A. Simons, Laurence Murphy, James F. Vaughn, Henry Moon, D. R. Porter, S. B. Wade, Olin E. Morse, and unidentified men. Photographers include Hasie & Benton in Helena, Arkansas, Thomas W. Bankes in Helena, Arkansas, and James Marston in Ottawa, Illinois.


Muster out roll, Fifth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 6

Muster out roll, Fifth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers, volume 6
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1861-1865
This is the muster out roll for Civil War soldiers in the Kansas Fifth Cavalry volunteer unit. 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.


Samuel B. Wade, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

Samuel B. Wade, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Creator: Bliss & Wentworth
Date: Between 1860 and 1870
This is a photograph, a carte-de-viste, of Samuel B. Wade, Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War.


Stephen F. Jenings, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

Stephen F. Jenings, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Creator: Bankes, T. W.
Date: Between 1860 and 1870
This photograph, a carte-de-visite, is of 1st Lieutenant Stephen J. Jenings of the Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company A, during the Civil War.


Unidentified member of the 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

Unidentified member of the 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Date: Between 1860 and 1870
Mounted tintype portrait of an unidentified member of the 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.


Unidentified member of the 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

Unidentified member of the 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Date: Between 1860 and 1870
Framed tintype portrait of an unidentified member of the 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.


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