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Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence

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Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office

Date: 1864

Level of Description: File unit

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Kansas Adjutant General, General correspondence, 1861-1865, Folders 5-7

Unit ID: 227321

Summary: This is correspondence sent and received by the Kansas Adjutant General's Office. Cyrus K. Holliday succeeded Guilford Dudley as Adjutant General in May 1864. Topics of this correspondence include hospital reports from Fort Scott, requests for more appointments of medical officers, transmittal of muster rolls, a list of volunteers from Wisconsin who enlisted in Kansas, and letters from Elizabeth Pearsons Clouse inquiring about her son, Benjamin Franklin Pearsons. Correspondence was frequently exchanged with Lieutenant J.R. Kemble, General John B. Gray, Assistant Provost Marshal Sidney Clarke, Provost Marshal James McCahon, and Provost Marshal A.J. Shannon. Also included are letters from newspaper publishers requesting payment for printing General and Special Orders, including a young Marshall M. Murdock from the Burlingame Chronicle. A letter dated January 31, 1864 from President Abraham Lincoln orders the draft of 500,000 men. A searchable, full-text version of this correspondence is available by clicking "Text Version" below.

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Title (Main title): Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence

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  1. General correspondence, January - March 1864
  2. General correspondence, April - June 1864
  3. General correspondence, July - December 1864


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    Kansas State Agencies. Adjutant General's Department. Adjutant General's Office.