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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.


Ephraim Nute

Portrait of Rev. Ephraim Nute. He was a Unitarian minister in Lawrence, Kansas Territory. Nute served as chaplain for the Territorial Legislature at Lecompton and was a chaplain for the First Regiment of the Kansas Volunteers.


Soldiers Monument, Cowley County, Kansas

This photograph is a representation of the Soldiers Monument at Hope Cemetery in Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas. The monument is made of granite, standing seventeen feet tall from the base of the square column to the soldier's cap. Inscribed on the monument is, "To The Memory Of the Unknown Soldiers, Sailors And Marines, Form '61 to '65". Dedicated on October 24, 1907, the monument cost $1,000 at time of creation and was erected by the Sunflower Club. The main address at the dedication was by Governor W.E. Stanley (1844-1910) who held office from 1899-1903.


Denver in 1864

This is a photograph capturing a view of Denver, Colorado in 1864.


Esther Anna Brown Murtha Hulse

A black and white photograph of Esther Anna Brown Murtha Hulse(1844-1938), a survivor of Quantrill's Raid, taken from the book "Illustriana Kansas". Esther, the daughter of Mathew R. Brown and Nancy Jane Fuller Brown, was born November 4, 1844 in Richmond, Indiana. She later moved with her family to Lawrence, Kansas where her father Mathew Brown was killed in 1861 by Missouri bushwhackers. Within a month of Esther's marriage to Thomas Eugene Murtha on July 4, 1863, he and nearly 200 people were killed on August 22, 1863 during Quantrill's raid on Lawrence. Now a young widow, Esther worked as a dress marker at the Crane General Store in Lawrence until she moved to Chanute, Kansas. There, she met and married her second husband, Civil War veteran Richard James Hulse, on March 4, 1875. The couple remained in Chanute for a few years before moving to Cherryvale, Kansas, where Esther became an active member in the community. For three years she managed the New York Drygoods Store and was instrumental in organizing a Red Cross chapter. When her second husband died on March 15, 1901, Esther continued to serve her community as a member of the Women's Relief Corps and the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic.


General James Gillpatrick Blunt with band members, Paola, Kansas

Brown's Photographic Gallery

This is a carte-de-visite showing General James Gillpatrick Blunt with eleven band members from the Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry and one from the Twelfth Volunteer Kansas Infantry. People are identified as (right to left): General James Gillpatrick Blunt, A. J. Shannon, William Bendix, M. X. Myers, Fred Marvin, Charles Warring, George Cohen, Henry Dutton, Wash Woolheter, Jack Halstead, Ed Walker, Captain George W. Quimby, John Myers, George Waite, Frank Mimers, M. E. Foote and George W. Mitchler. Blunt was commander of the District of South Kansas at the time this photograph was taken. It was possibly taken after the Battle of Westport/Mine Creek.


Survivors of the border ruffian attacks, Lawrence, Kansas

This is a black and white photograph of survivors from the border ruffian attacks on Lawrence, Kansas. The first attack took place on May 21, 1856, when approximately 800 pro-slavery advocates descended upon the Kansas town and proceeded to destroy anti-slavery forces. The second attack, led by William Clark Quantrill on August 21, 1863, resulted in the death of nearly 200 people and the burning of many business and homes within the community.


Grand Army of the Republic, Troy, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows members from the Grand Army of the Republic, Kennedy Post No. 292, in Troy, Kansas. One of the members has been identified. Cyrus Leland, Jr. is in the middle of the front row, wearing a derby hat and smoking a cigar. The Grand Army of the Republic was organized at the close of the Civil War by veterans of the Union Army as a fraternal organization that provided support to veterans.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday

Portrait of Cyrus Kurtz Holliday, 1826-1900, a founder of Topeka, Kansas, served as Adjutant General, State Senator and Representative, owner of the "Topeka Tribune", member of the Board of Regents, and president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.


William Addison Phillips

Portrait of William Addison Phillips, an author, lawyer, journalist and politician. In 1857, Phillips attended the Constitution Convention at Topeka and the Free State Conventions at Centropolis, Lawrence, and Grasshopper Falls. He founded the town of Salina in April, 1858. In that same month and year, Phillips was nominated at the Topeka Free-State Convention under the Leavenworth Constitution to serve as a supreme court judge. He attended the Convention at Osawatomie and the Republican State Convention at Lawrence in 1859. Phillips served in the Kansas Volunteer Regiments and rose to the rank of colonel. From March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875 Phillips was an at large representative to the United States Congress and from March 4, 1875 to March 3, 1879 he represented the First District.

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