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General Order No. 2, 19th Kansas Cavalry

General Order No. 2, 19th Kansas Cavalry
Date: October 29, 1868
This order establishes the 19th Kansas Cavalry at Camp Crawford, which was located outside Topeka, Kansas. This camp had been named after Samuel Crawford, the former governor of Kansas who took command of this cavalry regiment in 1868. It also laid out the regulations that must be obeyed by officers and enlisted men and established the daily routine (including the calls of reveille, meals, and taps) that must be observed by these soldiers. The 19th Kansas Cavalry was organized to fight against various Indian tribes in the Great Plains.


History of the 19th Kansas Cavalry--Indian War of 1868-69

History of the 19th Kansas Cavalry--Indian War of 1868-69
Creator: Jenness, George B.
Date: 1869
This history of the 19th Kansas, written by the commander of Company F, George B. Jenness, is mainly composed of extracts from his diary. It includes details about where each company was raised, the names of the officers, organization and implementation of orders, the rigors of army life, and troop movements. Jenness' history also includes information about Samuel J. Crawford, the governor of Kansas, who resigned his position to assume command of the regiment on November 5, 1868. The document contains a copy of a letter from General Philip H. Sheridan to Governor Crawford about the need for calling up troops. Information on Native Americans, including interactions between troops and Native Americans, is also contained within this item. Jenness mentions captive chief including Satanta.


Medical history of the 19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry Volunteers

Medical history of the 19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry Volunteers
Creator: Bailey, Mahlon
Date: 1869
Mahlon Bailey, the regimental surgeon, recorded this medical history of the 19th Kansas Cavalry. This history includes information on the hasty physicals given to new recruits, wounds received in battle, and other medical problems encountered on the trail, as well as general information about the day-to-day activities of the soldiers. Located at the end of the report is a chart detailing the medical problems of the regiment, including the number of cases of dysentery, gonorrhea, pneumonia, ulcers, burns, and sprains (among many others). At the end of these charts, Bailey expresses his appreciation to the commanders of the regiment, thanking them for following his medical advice and showing concern for the health of their soldiers.


Muster out roll, Nineteenth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Volunteers, volume 6

Muster out roll, Nineteenth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Volunteers, volume 6
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1869
The muster out roll for soldiers in the Kansas Nineteenth 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.


Price List of Clothing, 19th Kansas Cavalry

Price List of Clothing, 19th Kansas Cavalry
Date: 1868
This balance sheet outlines the articles of clothing issued to Company 9 of the 19th Kansas Cavalry as well as their prices. Although the sheet is titled "Price List of Clothing," it also includes the prices of other items such as knapsacks, canteens, and blankets. It is not clear whether these prices are for single items or for multiple items.


Roster and Equipment, 19th Kansas Cavalry, Company D

Roster and Equipment, 19th Kansas Cavalry, Company D
Date: 1869
This table lists the equipment issued to soldiers of the 19th Kansas Cavalry, Company D, from Douglas County, Kansas. It includes the soldier's name, their firearms, and their cavalry supplies (saddle, bridle, etc.), in addition to other belongings such as blankets, swords, and belts.


Roster, Nineteenth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Volunteers, volume 3

Roster, Nineteenth Regiment, Cavalry, Kansas Volunteers, volume 3
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1868
The roster of soldiers in the Kansas Nineteenth Cavalry volunteer unit. Indexes at the beginning give the name of the soldier, his company, and the page number his record is listed on. The lists may include name, age, rank, and enlistment date. 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 Daniel Street

William Daniel Street
Creator: Young Studio
Date: 1907
This is a cabinet card showing William Daniel Street (1851-1911) who was born near Zanesville, Ohio in 1951. He moved to Kansas in 1861 and as a teenager and early adult worked on the plains of western Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska as a teamster, town developer, trapper, buffalo hunter, military scout, and cowboy. During the Indian Wars he served as a soldier in Company I, Nineteenth Kansas Volunteers and in Company D, Second Battalion, Kansas State Militia in 1869. Later in life, he was a prominent farmer and a newspaper publisher and editor in Decatur County, Kansas. Street was elected to the Kansas Legislature as a Republican in 1883 and 1889, and as a Populist in 1895 and 1897. He was speaker of the house in 1897 and a special session in 1898. He sought, but did not receive, the People's Party nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1898. Street served from 1893 to 1896 on the Board of Regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College (later Kansas State University) and from 1898 to 1899 on the Kansas State Board of Charities. He died on October 15, 1911 in Oberlin, Kansas.


William Daniel Street

William Daniel Street
Creator: Downing, George
Date: 1897
This is a cabinet card showing William Daniel Street (1851-1911) who was born near Zaneville, Ohio in 1851. He moved to Kansas in 1861 and as a teenager and early adult worked on the plains of western Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska as a teamster, town developer, trapper, buffalo hunter, military scout, and cowboy. During the Indian Wars he served as a soldier in Company I, Nineteenth Kansas Volunteers, and also in Company D, Second Battalion, Kansas State Militia in 1869. Later in life, he was a prominent farmer and newspaper publisher and editor in Decatur County. Street was elected to the Kansas Legislature as a Republican in 1883 and 1889, and as a Populist in 1895 and 1897. He was speaker of the house in 1897 and a special session in 1898. He sought, but did not receive, the People's Party nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1898. Street served from 1893 to 1896 on the Board of Regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College (later Kansas State University) and from 1898 to 1899 on the Kansas State Board of Charities. He died on October 15, 1911 in Oberlin, Kansas.


Winchester center-fire rifle

Winchester center-fire rifle
Date: 1871
Deluxe model 1866 Winchester rifle, serial number 80,362. Presented by Samuel J. Crawford to Nehemiah Green in 1871. Crawford served as Kansas Governor from 1865 to 1868. Green served as his Lieutenant Governor and eventually assumed the governorship when Crawford resigned to lead the 19th Cavalry against the Cheyenne. The receiver, butt plate, and forestock trim are gold-plated and engraved, including hunting scenes on the receiver flanks by Conrad Friedrich Ulrich. The dedication reads "Wichita, Octr. 21st 1871. To Nehemiah Green from S.J.C., in friendship and gratitude."


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