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This broadside conveys the urgency the State of Kansas felt with regard to Confederate General Sterling Price's invasion of Missouri, and the possible threat that it posed to Kansas. The body of the broadside contains portions of one letter, and two telegraphs, sent to Governor Carney from Major General Samuel. R. Curtis. In addition, Gov. Carney issues a call for Kansas men to rally to defend the state against invasion. Finally, the broadside ends with a General Order issued by Major General George W. Deitzler, Kansas State Militia, directing all Kansas militias to muster at various locations throughout the state in anticipation of Price's invasion.

Creator: Kansas. Militia
Date: October 08, 1864

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This broadside is an excellent way to demonstrate the fear that was generated by the threat of Price's invasion, as well as how the state government in Kansas elicited support to deal with the problem. In addition, the broadside allows students to view one method state governments used to convey news to the masses in order to increase support for a given effort.

KS: 7th: 2.6.: important events in Kansas during the Civil War.

Item Number: 213235
Call Number: Port SP 353.03 K13 1864
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213235

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