Old Sacramento; an account of the cannon reputed to have fired the first shot against slavery
This is an account of the artillery piece originally captured by Col. Alexander Doniphan during the Mexican War. The cannon is reputed to have "fired the first shot" against slavery as well as in support of the cause. It is now on permanent deposit with the Douglas County Historical Society, Lawrence, Kansas.
- Creation: 1935
- Rodgers, William Redfield (Person)
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2 Volumes (illustration, Typescripts, bound with photographs and annotated newspaper clippings.)
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RH MS D29
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift? William R. Rodgers, 1935.
- Guide to the William Redfield Rodgers Collection
- Old Sacramento; an account of the cannon reputed to have fired the first shot against slavery
- lgg 28 November 1972 mg 2004
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William Redfield Rodgers Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS D29, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas