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15th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

15th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Date: Between 1860 and 1870
This tintype shows Captain Oran Curtis, to the left, with members of the 15th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company F. Captain Curtis was the father of United States Vice President Charles Curtis.


15th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

15th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
This tintype shows Captain Oran Curtis, to the left, with members of the 15th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company F. Captain Curtis was the father of U.S. vice-president Charles Curtis.


Charles Ransford Jennison

Charles Ransford Jennison
Creator: Addis' Brothers
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
This is a portrait of Charles Ransford Jennison, Colonel of the Fifteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. Jennison was commisioned a Colonel, for the second time during the Civil War, by Kansas Governor Thomas Carney shortly after William Quantrill and his raiders attacked Lawrence, Kansas, on the night of August 21, 1863. During this period, Col. Jennison commanded a brigade made up of both militia and volunteers from Kansas.


Charles Ransford Jennison

Charles Ransford Jennison
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
A portrait of Charles Ransford Jennison, Colonel of the Fifteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.


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.


George Henry Hoyt

George Henry Hoyt
Date: Between 1865 and 1869
A portrait of George Henry Hoyt, a resident of Leavenworth, Kansas. He served as Kansas Attorney General from 1867 to 1869. During the Civil War, he was Captain of Company K, Seventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Fifteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.


Muster out roll, Fifteenth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers regiment, volume 2

Muster out roll, Fifteenth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Civil War Volunteers regiment, volume 2
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1865
This is the muster out roll for Civil War soldiers in the Kansas Fifteenth 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.


William F. Cloud

William F. Cloud
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
A carte de visite showing Col. William F. Cloud. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Second Kansas Infantry and participated in the battle at Wilson's Creek, Missouri. At the end of his first enlistment, he assisted in organizing the Second Kansas Cavalry and was commissioned colonel of the regiment. Later he transferred to the Fifteenth Kansas Cavalry and served in the campaigns against the Indians in western Kansas and the Indian Territory. Because of his heroism in the wars, the Kansas legislature changed the name of Shirley County to Cloud in his honor.


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