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This broadside appeared shortly after William Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas. It contains Kansas governor Thomas Carney's orders directing the Kansas State Militia to muster on September 12, 1863. The text includes details such as where and when militias will muster, how they will elect their officers and non-commissioned officers, the reason for the call-up, and the terms of service related to the call-up.

Creator: Kansas. Militia
Date: September 1863

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This broadside can be used to convey the immediate consequences of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence to students, as it represents Governor Thomas Carney's decision to call up the state militia in order to protect against future guerilla incursions in Kansas. In addition, the broadside helps students understand how the militia system in Kansas typically worked during the Civil War.

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Item Number: 213261
Call Number: Port SP 353.6 St 29 1863
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213261

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