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Battle of Indianola

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Creator: Reader, Samuel James, 1836-1914

Date: 1906

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Samuel Reader Coll. #483 Box 4 Folder 1

Unit ID: 90350

Summary: This handwritten section of Samuel J. Reader's autobiography, which was based on Reader's diary from the same period, deals with the "Battle of Indianola," which occurred on August 30, 1856, near Indianola, in Shawnee County, Kansas Territory. Reader describes the day's events, in which no actual fighting occurred, when the local militia gathered to prevent theft and burning by proslavery supporters.

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Title (Main title): Battle of Indianola


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