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Cyrus Leland, Jr.

Cyrus Leland, Jr.
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
This is a tintype of Cyrus Leland, Jr., wearing his military uniform. Leland, born in 1841 in Sauk County, Wisconsin, came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature from 1865-66 and again from 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland died in 1917 at a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr.

Cyrus Leland, Jr.
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
This is a tintype of Cyrus Leland, Jr., wearing his military uniform. Leland, born in 1841 in Sauk County, Wisconsin, came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature from 1865-66 and again from 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland died in 1917 at a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr.

Cyrus Leland, Jr.
Creator: Troxell & Brother
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
This is a portrait of Cyrus Leland, Jr., (1841-1917), in his military uniform. He was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature in 1865-1866 and again in 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, he was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland was a dominant force in Kansas politics and government at both the state and national levels. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr. to Mother and other family members

Cyrus Leland, Jr. to Mother and other family members
Creator: Leland, Cyrus, 1841-1917
Date: August 3, 1862-January 24, 1864
These letters were selected from a larger group of Civil War letters written by Cyrus Leland, Jr. primarily to his mother but to other family members also. Leland served in the 4th Kansas and later the10th Kansas Infantry, after the 3rd and 4th Kansas were consolidated to form the 10th. Many of the letters concern his efforts to be appointed as an aide-de-camp to General Thomas Ewing, Jr. Leland writes letters from Kansas City, Leavenworth, St. Louis, Rolla, and other places the regiment went. In a letter from Kansas City, Missouri, dated June 29, 1863, he asks his mother to send him $25 and to make him two white shirts. He also writes that he is staying at the Union House, along with some female prisoners. On stationery printed with "Headquarters District of the Border," he writes that General Schofield "has issued an order preventing the military of either Missouri or Kansas from crossing the state line without permission." A short letter written in pencil on October 12, 1863, about a military engagement near Boonville, MO, presents a contrast of letters written in the field to those written at Headquarters. Another letter written October 18, 1863, from "Camp near Carthage, MO, describes the capture of thirty Confederate troops. The letter written November 14th, 1863, describes an incident at a dance near Neosho, MO, that end with shooting. Leland ejected a soldier from "Blunts scouts" that was "a little more noisy than the rest" but when the soldier returned to Fort Scott, he told people he had been bushwhacked. Leland was from Troy, Doniphan County, KS. After the war, he served several terms in the Kansas House of Representatives. A complete transcript of the letters is available by clicking on Text Version below.


Henry Hudson Williams

Henry Hudson Williams
Creator: Wertz, G., proprietor of Kansas City Photograph Rooms
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
Ths is a carte-de-visite of Major Henry Hudson Williams. He was born in Hudson, New York, September 28, 1828. Williams came to Kansas in the spring of 1855, and was the third settler on Pottawatomie Creek in Anderson County. He became closely associated with John Brown and other free-state men. Williams was sent as a delegate to the Big Springs convention in September, 1855, and marched to the defense of Lawrence in December, 1855. During this time, he was made second lieutenant of the Pottawatomie Rifles. Williams was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives elected under the Topeka Constitution. He was one of the free-state prisoners at Lecompton with Charles Robinson, Gaius Jenkins and others. Williams was sheriff of Miami County in 1857 and reelected in 1859 and served until 1861 when he enlisted in the Third Kansas Regiment. He later served in the 10th Kansas Volunteer Infantry headquarters. At the close of the Civil War, Major Williams went to Kansas City where he was appointed sheriff of Jackson County, but in April 1867, he returned to Kansas settling in Osawatomie, Kansas. Williams was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1868 and the Senate in 1869 and 1870 and appointed one of the railroad assessors on March 24, 1871. He served on the statehouse commission from 1879 to 1883 and 1886-1887. Williams married Mary A. Carr in Osawatomie, February 23, 1858. He died in San Diego, California on March 28, 1906.


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).


James Montgomery

James Montgomery
Creator: Leonard & Martin
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
This is a carte-de-visite of James Montgomery, colonel of the 3rd and 10th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiments.


Triangular bayonet and scabbard

Triangular bayonet and scabbard
Date: between 1855 and 1865
Alfred Larzelere used this steel bayonet for a U.S. rifle-musket model 1855-1870 during the Civil War. The bayonet has a 25/32" bore socket and L pattern mortise. Larzelere's military service commenced with the 10th Kansas Infantry where he served as Regimental Quartermaster. In 1862 he transferred to the 3rd Indian Home Guards, where he was 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster. Three American Indian regiments were actively engaged in federal service during the war, fighting mostly in Indian Territory and Arkansas; they were almost entirely recruited in Kansas from the refugee Seminole and Creek tribes. White men served as the officers for these regiments.


William Hairgrove and sons

William Hairgrove and sons
Date: Between 1870 and 1872
This is a portrait of William Hairgrove and three of his sons, left to right: William Hairgrove, Columbus ("Lum"), William Joseph, and Asa. William and his son Asa were wounded in the Marais des Cygnes massacre. During the Civil War, William served in the Tenth Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Infantry, Company D. Asa served as State Auditor of Kansas from January 12, 1863, to January 9, 1865. In the Kansas Adjutant General's Report for 1861-1861, William Hairgrove's residence is listed as Blooming Grove, Linn County. The town's name was changed to Trading Post in 1880.


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