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The accounts in this collection relate to Reuben Randlett's experiences in the 1856 sacking of Lawrence, Kansas; his activities as a spy among the raiders; the Battle of Black Jack; the dissolution of the Free State legislature in Topeka on July 4, 1856; and Randlett's captivity by William C. Quantrill in 1862. The collection also includes a photograph of Randlett.
Relates experiences with John Brown at the Battle of Black Jack and other events from May to August of 1856 including disbanding the Free State Legislature on July 4. A short character sketch of Roe is included.
- Subject: Black Jack, Battle of, Black Jack, Kan., 1856. X
- Lawrence (Kan.) -- History -- 19th century 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Underground movements 1
- Bridwell, Arthur 1
- Connelley , William Elsey, 1855-1930 1
- Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891 1
- Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865 1
- Randlett, Reuben A., 1837- 1
- Roe, George, active 1856 1 ∧ less