From John C. Gage to Dear Friends

Title: From John C. Gage to Dear Friends
Creator: John C. Gage
Description: This letter, dated September 1, 1862, was written by John C. Gage in Kansas City, Missouri to friends in Pelham, New Hampshire. John states that Confederate forces camped nearby have retreated to Arkansas, leaving the area vulnerable to guerrilla attacks. The biggest threat comes from Jim Lane’s brigade under Jennison, which is “raising and arming negroes in Kansas to plunder good citizens in Missouri.” Of Jennison, John declares, “He ought to be killed and I would esteem it the best act of my life to do it.”
Date original: September 1, 1862
Owning organization: Jackson County Historical Society
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: John B. Gage Papers, Box L107.08: Folder 1
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Jackson County Historical Society at: P.O. Box 4241, Independence, MO 64051-4241, Phone: (816) 252-7454, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Jackson County Historical Society. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Jackson County Historical Society.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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