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Military commission for Oliver S. Coffin

United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)

This document is a military commission for Oliver S. Coffin, appointing him Assistant Quartermaster of the Volunteers with the rank of captain. The commission is signed by Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, and Edwin McMasters Stanton, Secretary of War.

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John W. Clark

Photograph of John W. Clark who was a 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 23rd Kansas Volunteer Infantry in the Spanish-American War. He served for four years in Cuba. Clark graduated in 1897 from Kansas University, Lawrence, Kansas, School of Law and was the first African-American to do so. Judge Clark also served as a justice of the peace. He died in 1930.

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George Armstrong Custer

This copy of a carte de visite shows George Armstrong Custer, (1839-1876). Custer a United States army cavalry officer is remembered for commanding the U.S. Seventh Cavalry Regiment into the Battle of the Little Bighorn, on June 25, 1876, in which all of his soldiers and Custer himself were attacked and killed by a coalition of Plains Indians.

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Fred Harvey dining room, Los Angeles, California

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photograph shows soldiers eating at the Fred Harvey dining room inside the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal. More than 73,000 meals were served to military personnel.

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Dwight David Eisenhower to Joseph Little Bristow, United States Senator

Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969

This letter was written by Dwight David Eisenhower, 1890-1969, to Joseph Little Bristow, 1861-1944, United States Senator, inquiring about an appointment to either the Naval Academy or West Point. Eisenhower explains that he has not received a response from Bristow and asks about taking a competitive examination for an appointment. The complete set of correspondence related to Eisenhower's appointment to a military academy is available in Kansas Memory item 208267.

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Andrew Jackson Huntoon correspondence

Huntoon, Andrew Jackson, d. 1902

Andrew Jackson Huntoon was a physician who came to Kansas in 1857, settling south of Topeka in Williamsport, Shawnee County. In 1861 he enlisted with the 5th Kansas Cavalry volunteer regiment, serving as assistant surgeon and surgeon of that group, seeing service along the Missouri border and in Arkansas. After mustering out he settled in Topeka, where he died in 1902. This collection consists primarily of letters to or from Lizzie, Huntoon's friend and later wife. Some of the content describes Indian affairs and military matters. A complete transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.

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Souvenir folder of Camp Funston, Kansas, and the workman who built it

Bloom, Moses

This souvenir folder on Camp Funston includes a color photo of home of Major General Woods; a panoramic view of the camp on the Ft. Riley military reservation near Junction City, Kansas; a view of some of the troops, the first territorial capitol of Kansas; troops on a pontoon bridge; mounted troops; a panoramic photograph of the the civilian workers who built the camp; and the Union Pacific railroad station at Camp Funston. There is also a listing of the accomplishments of the first six months of the war. The facility, named after Brigadier General Frederick Funston, was one of sixteen divisional cantonment training camps built during World War I to house and train soldiers for military duty. Construction began in July of 1917 as approximately 15,000 carpenters built buildings in city block squares. The number of buildings estimated to have been erected at the camp were from 2,800 to 4,000 to accommodate the over 40,000 soldiers from the U.S. Army's 89 Division that were stationed at the facility. After the war, Camp Funston became a "mustering-out" center as soldiers prepared to return to civilian life. In 1924, the military decommissioned the 2,000 acre site and dismantled the buildings.

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Dr. Brinkley's yachting cap

S. Appel & Company

Black yachting cap used by the infamous Dr. John Brinkley. Brinkley operated a fraudulent medical practice near Milford, Kansas that specialized in implanting goat glands in male patients to increase virility. Brinkley became wealthy and highly successful after establishing the state?s first radio station. Kansas Governors named him to the head of the Kansas Navy and he frequently wore this hat on his yacht.

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Dwight David Eisenhower

This is a portrait of General Dwight David Eisenhower, 1890-1969, who served as the Commander-in-Chief, Supreme headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces during World War II. He grew up in Abilene, Kansas.

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Medical history of the 19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry Volunteers

Bailey, Mahlon

Mahlon Bailey, the regimental surgeon, recorded this medical history of the 19th Kansas Cavalry. This history includes information on the hasty physicals given to new recruits, wounds received in battle, and other medical problems encountered on the trail, as well as general information about the day-to-day activities of the soldiers. Located at the end of the report is a chart detailing the medical problems of the regiment, including the number of cases of dysentery, gonorrhea, pneumonia, ulcers, burns, and sprains (among many others). At the end of these charts, Bailey expresses his appreciation to the commanders of the regiment, thanking them for following his medical advice and showing concern for the health of their soldiers.

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