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  Photograph, Edwin Vose Sumner
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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.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: B Sumner, Col. Edwin Vose *1
Item Number: 101419              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Card photographs; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Photographs and Illustrations; Sumner, Edwin Vose, 1835-1912; United States. Army

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