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  Battle of Indianola from Autobiography, volume 1
Author: Reader, Samuel James
Date: 1906

The section of Samuel Reader's autobiography deals with the Battle of Indianola, which occurred on August 30, 1856. The autobiography is based on notes from his diary for the same period. The reminiscence describes events near Indianola, Shawnee Co. when the local militia gathered to prevent theft and burning by pro slavery supporters but no fighting actually occurred.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Samuel Reader Collection, #483, Box 4, Folder 1
Item Number: 100376              Number of images: 24
Keywords: Free state militia; Indianola, Battle of; Indianola, Kansas Territory; Proslavery supporters; Reader, Samuel James; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory

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