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Lane, James H (Jim)
Kansas -- History
Albert D Richardson
Alice B Johnson Farmer
''Better off in Hell'': The Evolution of the Kansas Red Legs
May 1, 2002
Comprehensive article covering the various border warfare groups along the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War. Includes names as Jim Lane, Charles Jennison, William S. Tough, John L. "Jack" Bridges,...
''They Faltered Not''
February 1, 2005
Short history of the First Kansas Colored Volunteers during the Civil War and specifically Missouri's Battle of Island Mound which was the first battle for any black regiment. Republican Kansas Senator...
Bibliography: Jayhawker to General
This Jim Lane Bibliography consists of a ring-bound, fifty page listing of sources relating to former United States Senator and early Jayhawker leader, James Henry (Jim) Lane. Sources are arranged by type...
Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border
The border warfare experienced between Kansas and Missouri in the decade before the Civil War is examined in this book. The author states his belief that the raids and atrocities committed by the Kansas...
From Slavery in Missouri to Freedom in Kansas: The Influx of Black Fugitives and Contrabands Into Kansas, 1854-1865
The slave population in Missouri increased from 3,011 in 1810 to 114,931 in 1860. As a neighboring state, Kansas provided an escape route for slaves including its Underground Railroad connections. During...
General Blunt's Account of His Civil War Experiences
Account of the Civil War experiences of General James Gilpatrick Blunt, or Dr. James Blunt (1826-1881), a Union officer in Kansas born in Maine and moving to Kansas as a physician, "help[ing to] write...
General James Lane
Illustrations and multiple articles in the file about General James Henry Lane, or Jim Lane (1814-1866), a Union general and national senator from Kansas involved in the border warfare and Civil War periods...
General Jim Lane and William Quantrill
June 23, 1905
Chapters of the book about Jim Lane ("King of the Jayhawkers") and William Quantrill (leader of western Missouri Confederate guerrillas), leaders on opposing sides in the border warfare and Civil War periods...
I've Changed My Mind. Richard Selden in 1866
October 1, 2006
Article includes the reprinting of letters from Richard Selden to his family back East in 1866. He wrote them from Asenath Barrows', Bates County, Missouri. The reference cites them to "The Richard Ely...
James H. Lane and the Origins of the Kansas Jayhawk
Article concerns the history of the jayhawk as Kansas' mascot starting in the mid-nineteenth century during the Civil War and the Bleeding Kansas era. According to the author, without Lane, "the legendary...
February 9, 1905
Portrait and description of James Lane or Jim Lane, the national Kansas senator during the Civil War.
Head and shoulders portrait.
James Lane, Senator
February 25, 1905
Portrait and description of Colonel James Henry Lane, or Jim Lane, a national senator from Kansas involved in the border warfare of the 1850s. Quotes from and comments about a speech of his during the...
March 24, 1905
Portrait and description of Jim Lane the national Kansas senator and Union officer arriving in Lawrence, Kansas, after Quantrill's raid and Lane's subsequent pursuit of Quantrill.
Biographical article about Jim Lane (1814-1865), an early Kansas senator and Union general active in the border warfare period as an abolitionist. Comparisons of Lane to historical and fictional characters...
Jim Lane and the Frontier Guard
February 1, 1940
Article about the Frontier Guard led by General Jim Lane, a senator from Kansas, to protect President Abraham Lincoln from Confederate attack at the beginning of the Civil War. Description of Lane's political...
Jim Lane Interview and Physical Description
June 23, 1905
Under Part Two: ''The Fall Campaign of 1861'' is Letter Twelve written from Camp Brooks, Bolivar, Mo., Oct. 27, 1861. Included in this letter is a Jim Lane interview, Colonel Montgomery interview, Delaware...
Comprehensive article about the history of the state of Kansas since its first European exploration in 1541 by Coronado, with general information on its climate and major events, etc. Also portraits of...
Kansas Negro Regiments in the Civil War
Article about the "two Kansas Negro regiments" (the First and Second Kansas Colored Volunteers) in the Civil War and their military, "social and political overtones" for African Americans of the mid-1800s....
Lane and Lincoln: A Mysterious Connection
Photos and biographical article about the political connections and general similarities between Kansas Senator James Lane (1814-1866), or Jim Lane, and President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).
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