Charles Leonhardt, shown here with his wife Esther, fought during the Bleeding Kansas era alongside Gen. James Lane and other abolitionists in a secret anti-slavery society known as the Danites. Richmond author Todd Mildfelt chronicles Leonhardt's life and the workings of the group in his new book, "The Secret Danites: Kansas' First Jayhawkers."

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