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Philip Henry Sheridan to Governor Samuel Johnson Crawford

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Creator: Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888

Date: October 8, 1868

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Military History (Coll. 617) Box 4, Folder 14

Unit ID: 210451

Summary: General Philip Henry Sheridan, a veteran of the Civil War, wrote this telegram to the Governor of Kansas to inform him of the current state of affairs in western Kansas. General William B. Hazen had informed Sheridan that their efforts to secure peace with the Kiowa and Comanche tribes was unsuccessful, and that Crawford should muster a cavalry regiment to assist in the military's efforts to place these tribes on reservations. This regiment was the 19th Kansas Cavalry, consisting of five companies.

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Title (Main title): Philip Henry Sheridan to Governor Samuel Johnson Crawford

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