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Photograph, Samuel Walker
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: c. 1860
Copy of a portrait showing Samuel Walker, Free-State and military leader. On August 16, 1856, Capt. Samuel Walker led an attack on the fortified house of Col. Titus, near Lecompton, captured 20 prisoners and burned the house. He was the captain of a Free-State infantry company at Lawrence. In February, 1858, he executed a search warrant and found the candle-box filled with election returns from Delaware Crossing. The box was buried by Gen. L. A. Maclean. Walker served as sheriff of Douglas county and deputy U. S. marshal.

Keywords: Photographs and Illustrations; Walker, Samuel Douglas

Reminiscence, Account of obtaining Sharp's rifles
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: unknown
James Abbott recalled his experiences as a free state activist who participated in several Territorial conflicts. This transcribed version of the events is either a copy of an original handwritten manuscript or a compilation based on a personal oral interview. Abbott related a brief history of the Territory's political conflicts between free state and proslavery men and recounted the events of his own trip back East to secure funds and rifles for the free state cause. His purchases included a mountain howitzer and 117 sharp's rifles, all of which were smuggled under cover of disguise back to Kansas Territory and into the arms of free state militia.

Keywords: Abbott howitzer; Abbott, James Burnett; Cracklin, Joseph; Free state activities; Free state militia; Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872; Hutchinson, George W.; Lawrence, Kansas Territory; New England Emigrant Aid Company; Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903; Proslavery activities; Saunders, Henry F.; Sharps rifles; Walker, Samuel Douglas; Weapons (see also Guns)

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