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Item Number: 100009
Title: Photograph, Free-State Battery
Description: During the year 1856, the pro-slavery people of Missouri virtually cut off free-state emigration to Kansas Territory by the way of the Missouri River. Numerous emigrant parties were intercepted and turned back. This circumstance led to an organized emigration to Kansas Territory overland through Iowa. Parties came in organized companies and were generally armed. These arms were furnished largely through organized movements in the Eastern states from which the emigrants came. In a number of instances cannons were brought by these emigrant parties. This daguerreotype shows one of the cannons brought by a company to Topeka in 1856.
Dates: 1856
Number of Images: 1
Call Number: FK2.83 *15
Location of Original: KSHS
Original Size: 9 x 11.6 cm.
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