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This document outlines the basic command structure of forces under the Kansas Brigade of General James H. Lane, and Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Abram Cutler. In addition, it stresses that Kansas troops must do all in their power to respect the rights and property of fellow Kansans and all other Union supporters they might encounter during their service. Finally, this order warns against the taking of enemy property for personal gain and encourages all Kansas troops to remain vigilant in order to prevent an invasion.

Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Dept.
Date: September 1, 1861

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This document, General Order No.4, can be used to show students that the military leaders in Kansas were especially concerned with protecting the property and rights of the people of Kansas and other areas loyal to the Union. This document can be used in conjunction with others when discussing the effects of guerilla raids on Kansas during the Civil War.

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Item Number: 213272
Call Number: Port K 973.73 Kansas Adjutant General
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213272

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