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Local soldiers

August 24, 2011

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To the editor:

In your excellent coverage of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle of Wilson’s Creek, it should be noted that many residents of Lawrence actually fought in that battle as members of the Second Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Infantry. Included on the Union side was my great-grandfather, Horace Ladd Moore, who later served in Congress from Douglas County and as president of the Kansas State Historical Society.

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Kate Rogge 4 years ago

The Kansas State Historical Society (state archives and museum), located west of the intersection of I-70 and Wanamaker, has the muster rolls of all Kansas militia from 1861 through WWI (and some records for Korean, WWII, and Vietnam as well). It's a great place to look for Kansas historical and genealogical records. A lot of information may be found online (check it out at http://www.kshs.org) or through the KSHS reference library's staff. These are our state records and free access to them is provide to us all.

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