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William Comstock

A photograph of William Comstock, an Indian Scout who also served as a pony express rider. Because of his knowledge of Indian languages, Comstock was chief of scouts and interpreter at Fort Wallace, Kansas. He was the favorite scout of General Phil Sheridan and General Armstrong Custer.

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Dr. Nathaniel C. Clark

Stevenson, R. & Co.

This is a carte de visite of Dr. Nathaniel C. Clark, a physician from Wathena, Kansas, who served in the headquarters of the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry. The carte de visite was originally in an album belonging to Lt. Charles H. Slawson, who served in Company I of the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry. The photographer R. Stevenson & Co. was located at 48 Delaware Street in Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Martin Anderson

This black and white photograph shows a painting of Major Martin Anderson, (1817-1897), from Circleville, Kansas. A commander of Union forces during the Civil War Anderson joined the military ranks on ,August 30, 1862, when he mustered into Company B of the 11th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment as company captain. He rose through the military ranks to major on November 22, 1863 after the regiment was reassigned, in the summer of 1863, as the 11th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry Regiment. Anderson served in this capacity until he mustered out, on September 18, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth. After the war he ran for political office, in 1866, and was elected the state treasurer of Kansas, (1867-1869). Anderson remained actively involved in community affairs until his passing, on July 9, 1897, at the age of eighty.

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John Palmer Usher

This black and white photograph shows John Palmer Usher (1816-1889). A lawyer from Indiana and a member of President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet. Usher served only two years as the seventh U.S. Secretary of the Interior, (1863-1865), before returning to private life. In 1865, he become the chief counsel for the Kansas Pacific Railroad a position he held until his retirement in 1880. Usher also resumed his political career when he moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1872, and was elected to serve one term as the town's mayor (1879 to 1881). On April 13, 1889, at the age of 73, Usher died at the University Hospital in Philadelphia after a lengthy illness. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Martin Anderson

Brown's Photographic Gallery

This carte de visite shows Major Martin Anderson, (1817-1897), of Circleville, Kansas. A commander of Union forces during the Civil War Anderson joined the military ranks, on August 30, 1862, when he mustered into Company B of the 11th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment as company captain. He rose through the military ranks to major, on November 22, 1863, after the regiment was reassigned as the 11th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry Regiment in the summer of 1863. Anderson served in this capacity until he mustered out, on September 18, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth. After the war he ran for political office, in 1866, and was elected the state treasurer of Kansas, (1867-1869). Anderson remained actively involved in community affairs until his passing, on July 9, 1897, at the age of eighty.

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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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Allen Williams

A tintype showing Allen Williams who lived and farmed near Auburn, Shawnee County, Kansas. He appears in the 1865 Kansas State census, age 20, born about 1841 (other censuses lists his birth year as 1838), and he was born in Tennessee. Between 1875 and 1880 Allen Williams married Armilda C. Benning. According to the national and state censuses, Allen and Armilda lived most of their lives in Auburn, Kansas.

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Engineer camp on the Great Plains of Kansas

Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882

This is a photograph of an engineer camp on the Great Plains in Kansas. The camp was located 417 miles west of the Missouri River. Alexander Gardner photographed the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division, as it was being built across Kansas. Along the route, he documented towns, forts, rivers, wildlife, plants, and landscape.

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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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