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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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Samuel J. Crawford

Portrait of Samuel Johnson Crawford, 1835-1913, who served in the Union army during the Civil War and was the third Governor of Kansas from 1865 to 1868.

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Hugh A. Cook

Mounted tintype portrait of Hugh A. Cook taken during the Civil War. He was the second Sheriff of Franklin County, Kansas.

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Abraham Lincoln

An engraving of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the Civil War, saving the Union and ending slavery, only to be assassinated as the war was virtually over. Before becoming the first Republican elected to the Presidency, Lincoln was a lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a member of the United States House of Representatives.

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William D. Matthews

Nichols, A. C.

A sepia colored carte-de-visite of First Lieutenant William Dominick Matthews. Matthews was a member of the Independent Battery, U.S. Colored Light Artillery, who served at Fort Leavenworth and helped protect eastern Kansas during Price's invasion in 1864. In addition, Matthews helped recruit many members of the First Colored Kansas Volunteer Infantry. Prior to the Civil War, Matthews operated a boarding house in Leavenworth, Kansas that was used as part of the underground railroad. Assisted by Daniel R. Anthony, the brother of Susan B. Anthony, Matthews helped many Missouri slaves escape to Kansas and other "free" states.

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George Henry Hoyt

A portrait of George Henry Hoyt, a resident of Leavenworth, Kansas. He served as Kansas Attorney General from 1867 to 1869. During the Civil War, he was Captain of Company K, Seventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Fifteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.

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James Gillpatrick Blunt and Family

This sepia colored carte-de-visite shows James Gillpatrick Blunt and family. The family has been identified from left to right: daughter Sadie, Mrs. Nancy C. Blunt, James Blunt and son Rufus. Blunt a commander of Union forces during the Civil War served as a lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Kansas Volunteer regiment under General James Lane. In April 1862, Abraham Lincoln appointed Blunt to brigadier general of the Department and Army of Kansas. His effective leadership skills combined with military strategies, brought victory in a series of battles and skirmishes from Missouri to Arkansas. The success from these campaigns promoted Blunt, in March of 1863, to major general, which was the highest military rank received by any Kansan in the Union army.

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James Gillpatrick Blunt

This black and white photograph shows General James Gillpatrick Blunt in a military uniform. Gen. Blunt commanded Union forces during the Civil War in engagements such as the Battle of Old Fort Wayne, the Battle of Prarie Grove, the Battle of Honey Springs, and the first and second Battle of Newtonnia. At the end of the Civil War, Gen. Blunt commanded the District of South Kansas.

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James Gillpatrick Blunt and staff

This sepia colored carte-de-visite shows James Gillpatrick Blunt, in the center of the front row, with members of his military staff. Blunt a commander of Union forces during the Civil War served as a lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Kansas Volunteer regiment under General James Lane. He rose through the military ranks when President Abraham Lincoln appointed Blunt, in April of 1862, as brigadier general of the Department and Army of Kansas. His effective leadership skills combined with military strategies, brought victory in a number of battles and skirmishes from Missouri to Arkansas. The success from these campaigns, promoted Blunt in March of 1863, to major general which was the highest military rank received by a Kansan in the Union army.

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James Henry Lane, United States Senator from Kansas

Portrait of James Henry Lane, 1814-1866, United States Senator from Kansas, 1861-1866.

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