Kansas - Col. Sumner Arriving at Constitution Hall

Title: Kansas - Col. Sumner Arriving at Constitution Hall
Alternate title: Topeka Legislature Dispersed
Description: Wood engraving of Col. Sumner dispersing the Topeka Legislature on July 4, 1856. The Topeka legislature met to draft a request to Congress for the admission of Kansas as a free state, but federal soldiers under command of Colonel Edwin Vose Sumner dispersed the assembly. The Topeka Constitution was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, but the U.S. Senate rejected it by two votes.
Date original: July 26, 1856
Organizations: Free-State Party
Document Type: image
Publication Statement: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/91482189/
Organization location: No known restrictions on publication.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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