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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 Jefferson County, and its captain was Simeon Hull. The muster roll identified the officers and enlisted men, their age, birthplace, the location from which they came to Kansas, and their Kansas residence. The "Remarks" column was used to note if the company member had a weapon. [The ages of company members range from fifteen to fifty-six.]

Date: 1857

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Item Number: 7715
Call Number: History Military Oversize 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 7715

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