Kansas contributes to Civil War website

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Date: Between 1861 and 1865
This tintype shows Captain Oran Curtis, to the left, with members of the 15th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company F. Captain Curtis was the father of U.S. vice-president Charles Curtis.

The Kansas Historical Society recently contributed more than 1,600 images from its archival collections to Civil War on the Western Border, a website that explores the Kansas-Missouri border conflict 1854 – 1865.

The site was created through a collaborative effort of libraries, museums, and historical societies in Kansas and Missouri. The Historical Society images include photographs, maps, journals, and government documents from the territorial Kansas and Civil War periods. Civil War on the Western Border will be maintained by the Kansas City Public Library.

Visit the site at civilwaronthewesternborder.org.

The Historical Society’s 1,600 images, plus many more dated 1854 – 1865, are available on Kansas Memory, the Historical Society’s online digital archives. Visit kansasmemory.org.

The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency that operates the Kansas Museum of History, State Archives, Kansas Capitol Tour Center, and 16 state historic sites. For more information, visit kshs.org.

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This color map, ca. 1854-1861, is entitled “Nebraska and Kanzas.” It was printed by J.H. Colton and Co. in New York.