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A collection of photographs from the family of Bessie Wilson. Includes two photographs of the 9th Cavalry band, a photograph of a father and his two daughters with the label "Wilson Family," a photograph of five African American men, and a large group photograph in front of the Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.
Handwritten transcripts of the original Charles Oren letters to his wife, Sattie. which date from September 6, 1863 to March 29, 1864.
Orders issued by Captain J. J. Coppinger detailing the personnel and duties of a guard for Nez Perce prisoners-of-war encamped near the fort. The order is signed by P. T. Brodrick, 1st Lt. and Adjutant 23rd Infantry, Post Adjutant and by 1st Lt. W. P. Manning, 23rd Infantry.
Neider's letters are all written to his sister, Mrs. T. H. Hack, who lived in Lawrence, Kansas. The letters date from his first day of active service until his discharge and return home. Neider related army life in the United States and France.
Stotts relates his experiences joining the army at St. Louis in 1866 and traveling over the plains to Fort Lyon, Colo. He describes killing buffalo, an Indian village, Ft. Dodge and Buffalo Bill, Bent's Fort, flooding of Ft. Lyon and the construction of New Ft. Lyon, the Indian wars including comments on Custer and the death of Black Kettle.
The James P. Meigs, Jr. papers are those of a long time Junction City, Kansas resident who served in the U.S. Army for 30 years. They date from 1940 to 1967 and consist of certificates and discharge papers, all of which are photocopies. The collection also includes photographs, which are located at RH MS-P P837 and RH MS-P P837(f).
This biographical account of John H. Medley, a buffalo soldier stationed at forts in Kansas and Indian Territories during the 1860s, was prepared by Amanda Ebert, a Paxico, Kansas elementary school student.
This collection contains 76 photographs taken during World War I of the 28th and 91st Divisions of the U.S. Army, which were collected by Dulles, together with two diaries written by Dulles from June 18, 1916 to April 3, 1917 as an enlistee stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. The collection also has a Dulles family genealogy from ca. 1780-1895.
Most of the correspondence included in this collection is from Stillwell to his father, Jeremiah O. Stillwell. These letters, dating from January, 1863 to the end of December, 1863, relate Stillwell's military experience to his father. Later correspondence, dating from 1898 to 1920, is from various political figures to Stillwell asking for favors, endorsements, or his opinions.
Col. Smith thanks Gen. Heath for the suggestion that a new assignment in Santa Fe might be profitable. He then relates his frustrated attempts to secure a transfer to duty in St. Paul. Letter dated Leavenworth, Kansas. On back side note in another handwriting: "Col. Sim Smith, March 20, 69 Ans. my letter rel. to his coming to N[ew] M[exico]."
Five letters from George W. Smith to his mother. The sixth item are regimental orders announcing Smith's death.
Rexford Scott Sorenson took photographs throughout his life, and this collection of his photographic negatives begins in 1957. The Sorensons spent many holidays with friends and family, whom serve as the subjects of many of Rexford's photographs. Other frequent subjects include cats, landscapes, trees, construction, and buildings. The majority of the photographs were taken either in Kansas, New Mexico, or Oregon.
Richard Blake was a sutler at Fort Wallace, Kansas, during the 1860's. He wrote several letters to relatives about life on the army post. Included with the letters were seven photographs made by a visitor to Fort Wallace, Dr. William A. Bell, who was the photographer for the Kansas Pacific Railway Expedition.
Orders call for First Lieutenant Jacob W. Keller, unassigned, to report to Colonel Thomas H. Roger, 18th. U.S. Infantry, President of the Retiring Board at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
The diary entries are varied and detailed. Mitchell records an eclipse of the moon, observes the course of the war and the politics involved in it. He also observes military life, the prevalence and fatal consequences of diseases such as measles and mumps, the physical and demographic features of the country through which he traveled. There are lists of all the members of his company, their nativity and home towns.
This U.S. Quartermaster's list is an accounting of items of clothing and equipment as received on April 15, 1870 from the Army's 6th Infantry, stationed at Fort Arbuckle in Oklahoma's Indian Territory.
The Kansas U.S.O. Event Photographs depict a dinner and a dance in approximately the 1940s in two black and white silver gelatin photographic prints.
The William Harrington III papers are those of a long time Kansas resident and former Buffalo Soldier who served in the U.S. Army for 30 years.
- Names: United States. Army X
- African American soldiers -- Kansas 3
- Fort Leavenworth (Kan.) 3
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 3
- Fort Riley (Kan.) -- History 2
- Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1866-1895 2
- Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
- African American churches -- Kansas -- Topeka 1
- African American soldiers 1
- African American soldiers -- Oklahoma 1
- Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
- Bent's Fort (Colo.) 1
- Bison, American 1
- Camp Dodge (Iowa) -- History 1
- Diaries 1
- Ellsworth (Kan.) -- History 1
- Fort Arbuckle (Okla.) -- History -- Sources 1
- Fort Bayard (N.M.) 1
- Fort Cummings (N.M.) 1
- Fort Dodge (Kan.) 1
- Fort Gibson (Okla.) -- History 1
- Fort Harker (Kanopolis, Kan.) -- History 1
- Fort Lyon (Colo.) 1
- Fort Riley (Kan.) -- History -- Photographs 1
- Fort Wallace (Kan.) -- Photographs 1
- Great Plains -- Description and travel 1
- Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
- Judges -- Correspondence 1
- Kansas -- Pictorial works 1
- Military bases -- Kansas 1
- New Mexico -- Pictorial works 1
- Nez Percé Indians 1
- Oregon -- Pictorial works 1
- Soldiers -- Anecdotes 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
- Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
- World War, 1914-1918 1
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Portraits 1 ∧ less
- United States. Army. Cavalry, 9th 3
- Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876 2
- Black Kettle, -1868 (Cheyenne chief) 1
- Blake, Richard, active 1867-1868 1
- Brodrick, P. T. 1
- Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917 1
- Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951 1
- Comstock, William, 1847?-1868 1
- Coppinger, John J. (Joseph), 1834-1909 1
- Cowdrey, Stevens G., 1838-1891 1
- Curtis , Charles, 1860-1936 1
- Dulles family. 1
- Dulles, John W., 1888-1945 1
- Ebert, Amanda (Resident of Paxico, Kan.) 1
- Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907 1
- Hack, T. H., Mrs. 1
- Harrington, William, 1894-1994 1
- Kelle, Jacob W. 1
- Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924 1
- Manning, W. P. (Lieutenant) 1
- Maxwell family 1
- Maxwell, Evelyn M. 1
- Maxwell, Gordon E. 1
- Medley, John H. 1
- Meigs, James P., 1918-2006 1
- Mitchell, Thomas K. 1
- Neider, Guttlieb 1
- Oren, Charles, -1864 1
- Roger, Thomas H. 1
- Smith, Catherine H. 1
- Smith, George W., -1881 1
- Smith, Simeon 1
- Sorensen family 1
- Sorenson, Rexford Scott, 1935-2010 1
- Stillwell, Leander, 1843-1934 1
- Stotts, John O. 1
- United Service Organizations (U.S.) 1
- United States. Adjutant-General's Office 1
- United States. Army. Cavalry, 10th 1
- United States. Army. Illinois Cavalry Regiment, 4th (1861-1864) 1
- United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 61st (1862-1865) 1
- United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 3rd 1
- United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 6th 1
- United States. Army. Infantry, 23rd 1
- United States. Army. Quartermaster Corps 1
- Ware, Eugene F., 1841-1911 1
- White, William Allen, 1868-1944 1
- Wilson, Bessie L., 1919-2001 1
- Wolfe Commercial Photo Service 1 ∧ less