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The Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box were free state supporters who were determined to see that fair elections were held in Kansas. James Lane was appointed to organize companies throughout the territory. General Order No. 1 (which is found on this web site) included instructions for listing the members of each company. This muster roll was prepared as a result of that order. This company was recruited from the city of Leavenworth, and its muster roll identified the officers and enlisted men, their age, birthplace, the location from which they came to Kansas, and their Kansas residence. The captain was William Kempf. [All of the members are from Leavenworth, and their ages range from twenty-two to thirty-eight. With the exception of the 1st Lieutenant Joseph Mrosowsky, who was born in Poland, all of the members of the company were born in Germany though they had lived various places before coming to Kansas.]

Date: 1857

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Item Number: 7711
Call Number: History Military Oversize 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 7711

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