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Claims, Quantrill Raid

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)

Date: 1883-1885

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor John Alexander Martin, Correspondence Files, Subject files , Box 13 Folder 8

Unit ID: 454849

Space Required/Quantity: [Not stated]

Title (Main title): Claims, Quantrill Raid

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor John Alexander Martin (1885-1889). Correspondence files. Subject files.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: These letters are from various residents of Kansas regarding Quantrill Raid claims to Kansas Governor John Martin. The individuals requested claims since the raids either wounded them or damaged their property. The name of William Clarke Quantrill was already known before he led his band of guerillas in a deadly raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863. Claiming to fight for the confederacy, Quantrill organized a band in December 1861. Quantrill's raid also attacked Olathe, Kansas in 1862.


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    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. Martin, John Administration.