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Rescue of Jacob Branson, 1855

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Creator: Holloway, J. N.

Date: 1855

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2.83 *22

Unit ID: 208715

Summary: Jacob Branson and other Free-State men became angry when the Pro-slavery authorities took no action when Charles W. Dow was killed by Franklin N. Coleman, a Pro-slavery man, in late 1855. Branson made threats against Coleman. A Pro-slavery posse headed by Sheriff Jones arrested Branson at his home, but a group of Free-State men rescued Branson near the Wakarusa River south of Lawrence. This illustration depicts the "Rescue of Branson," and was copied from "History of Kansas" by J. N. Holloway.

Space Required/Quantity: 10x12.7 cm ; negative available

Title (Main title): Rescue of Jacob Branson, 1855


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