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Portrait of James Montgomery, who came to Linn County, Kansas Territory, early in the territorial period and became active in the free state cause. When the Civil War started, Montgomery joined the regular service, being elected colonel of the Third Kansas Volunteer Infantry, a part of "Lane's Brigade." When the Third, which gained quite a reputation along with the rest of the brigade for its jayhawking, was consolidated with some other units to form the Tenth Kansas Volunteer Infantry in April 1862, Montgomery remained the regiment's colonel. In early 1863, however, he transferred to the Second Regiment, South Carolina Colored Volunteers, and helped fill its ranks with black recruits. In 1864 he resigned his commission, returned to Kansas, and ended his military career as colonel of the Sixth Kansas State Militia. After the war, Montgomery returned to his Linn County farm, where he died, December 6, 1871.

Date: Between 1858 and 1860

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Item Number: 209263
Call Number: B Montgomery, James *5
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209263

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