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Spencer Kellogg Brown, the Battle of Osawatomie

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Creator: Brown, Spencer Kellogg, 1842-1863

Date: Around 1856

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Orville Chester Brown Coll. #301 Box 1 Folder 45

Unit ID: 2692

Abstract: This account of the battle and its aftermath, written by Spencer Kellogg Brown, was compiled from his shorthand diary. It describes the battle and his experiences as a young teenager taken prisoner by pro-slavery forces. He traveled with the Missouri troops and their other prisoners, and then for several weeks he lived under house arrest with Dr. James Keith from Lexington, Missouri. This particular account is unique because it gives very detailed descriptions of how ordinary citizens became entangled in the fighting.

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Title (Main title): Spencer Kellogg Brown, the Battle of Osawatomie


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Local Note: TKO Doc ID 101690