Kansas in the Sixties

Kansas in the Sixties (Paperback)

By Samuel Johnson Crawford 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 021722850X
EAN: 9780217228503
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No. of Pages: 266
Publish Date: 2012-1-15
Binding: Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III OFF TO THE WAR ORGANIZATION OF THE SECOND KANSAS INFANTRY ? A THIP TO TOPEKA BEHIND A WILD TEAM ? MUSTERED INTO U. S. SERVICE, JUNE 22, 1861 ? EXPEDITION TO AND SKIRMISH AT FORSYTH ? BATTLE OF DUG SPRINGS AUGUST 2, 1861 ? BATTLE OF WILSON's CREEK AUGUST 10, 1861 BATTLE OF SHELBINA REGIMENT RETURNS TO FORT LEAVENWORTH AND IS MUSTERED OUT OCTOBER 31, 1861. ON the tenth of May the House granted me leave of absence and I immediately returned to Garnett to commence recruiting. On arriving there, I announced a public meeting in Garnett for the following Saturday, and then proceeded to Ohio City and appointed a recruiting officer for Franklin County. At the meeting so announced, many of the young men from Anderson County, and quite a number from Franklin, enlisted. Speedily a full company of volunteer infantry was organized by the election of officers as follows: Samuel J. Crawford . . . Captain John G. Lindsay . . . . First Lieutenant A. R. Morton ..... Second Lieutenant Samuel K. Cross .... Ensign On May 14 the company, amid cheers and tears, started from Garnett on its perilous journey. Our first camp was at Ohio City, where the Franklin County boys swung into line, and the company received fatherly advice and words of encouragement from the Hon. P. P. Elder, who at the time was a member of the State Senate. Not only did we receive good advice and words of cheer from him, but he tendered me the loan of the sword which his grandfather used in the Revolutionary War. In due time it was returned to him untarnished. On May 15, by the aid of transportation furnished by the good people of Anderson and Franklin Counties, the company moved at an early hour; and on May 17 it reached Lawrence and marched down Massachusetts Avenue under flying colors t...
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Title: Kansas in the Sixties
Publisher: General Books
Author: Samuel Johnson Crawford
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 021722850X
EAN: 9780217228503
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 266
Publish Date: 2012-1-15
Binding: Paperback

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