From D.R. Anthony to Dear Father

Title: From D.R. Anthony to Dear Father
Description: On December 22, 1861, D.R. Anthony writes a letter to his father, describing recent “skirmishes” with rebels. He says that he and his comrades killed Hurst, a Missouri Confederate colonel, and several of his soldiers. They also gave horses, mules, oxen, wagons, and carriages to 129 slaves and helped them escape to Kansas. Anthony informs his father that he took possession of a Secessionist flag in Harrisonville, Missouri, and adds that he hopes to take Col. Jennison’s position if Jennison is promoted to General.
Date original: December 22, 1861
Owning organization: Kansas Historical Society
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Daniel Anthony Reed (Coll. #259), Correspondence 1861, Box 1, Item 10
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Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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