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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 may be 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 in Leavenworth County from the areas of Walnut Creek and Fall Creek. The muster roll identified the officers and enlisted men, their age, place of birth, location from which they came to Kansas, and their Kansas residence. The "Remarks" column contained information about the members' weapons. The captain was Horace L Dunlap. The muster roll identifies two free state men who, according to Captain Dunlap, refused to enroll. [All of the members are from Leavenworth County, and their ages range from eighteen to sisty-six.]

Date: 1857

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Item Number: 7712
Call Number: History Military Oversize 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 7712

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