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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.

Date: October 29, 1868

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General Order No. 2, 19th Kansas Cavalry - 1

This brief source demonstrates the rigid structure of military life, as well as its monotony. It would work well in the classroom when paired with other sources about the 19th Kansas.

KS:7th:1.5:Forts and Trails (2005)

Item Number: 210374
Call Number: Military History Coll. 617 Box 5, Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210374

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