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Promotional Brochure for Lancaster City, Atchison County, Kansas
Authors: Smith and Wigton
Date: 1857
This promotional brochure advertised Lancaster City, which was located in Atchison County. It includes the price of lots, features around the city, and describes what has already been built in the city.

Keywords: Atchison County, Kansas Territory; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Lancaster City, Kansas Territory; Land sales; Settlement; Weightman, Henry R

Letter, Tho. Ewing Jr to Dear General [James H. Lane]
Authors: Ewing, Jr., Thomas , 1829-1896
Date: January 25, 1861
In this "Private" reply to his political rival, Ewing apparently responded to a request from Jim Lane for information about troops and munitions at Fort Leavenworth. Ewing provided some detailed information about this and about the local militia's readiness and strength. The troop strength at the fort was weak, but "Dragoons" from Fort Scott were expected soon: "If the Cavalry Companies come, all will be safe at the Fort. But we must have a force prepared to defend the City--& such preparation is our best guaranty for peace with our neighbors.

Keywords: Ammunition; Ewing, Thomas, 1829-1896; Firearms; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Fort Scott, Kansas Territory; Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866; Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory; Military; Militia; United States. Army

J.W.H. Golden Rifle
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: 1862
Rifle made by J.W.H. Golden while superintendent of the Fort Leavenworth Arsenal, 1862. Golden settled in Leavenworth in October, 1854 and was shot by border ruffians near Tonganoxie on September 6, 1856. The bullet remained in his throat until his death in 1894.

Keywords: Border disputes and warfare; Border ruffians; Firearms; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Golden, J.W.H.; Guns; Objects; Weapons (see also Guns)

Photograph, Edwin Vose Sumner
Authors: No authors specified.
Colonel Edwin Vose Sumner commanded the First U.S. Cavalry regiment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, and led the regular army forces that dispersed the free state legislature in Topeka on July 4, 1856. Col. Sumner was known for his campaigns against the Cheyenne Indians in the West and his attempts to mediate between free and pro-slavery forces in Kansas Territory during the period known as Bleeding Kansas.

Keywords: Card photographs; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Photographs and Illustrations; Sumner, Edwin Vose, 1835-1912; United States. Army

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