Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Lane's Brigade.—After the battle of Wilson's creek, Mo., Aug. 10, 1861, the Union army retreated, the Kansas border was exposed, and Price's men were already threatening what they would do to the "Abolitionists," when James H. Lane began the work of organizing troops for defense. The sons of Kansas promptly answered the call and in a short time the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh regiments were ready for service. Lane took command of the troops at Fort Scott, fought the skirmishes of Dry Wood and Papinsville, and ended his campaign by the burning of Osceola, Mo. James Montgomery was colonel of the Third regiment and Charles R. Jennison of the Seventh. These two men, as well as Lane, were anxious to wreak vengeance upon the Missourians for their raids into Kansas during the border war, but Gen. Halleck estimated that "indignation at the raids of Lane, Jennison and Montgomery had given Price fully 20,000 men and came near losing Missouri to the Union." In 1863 Lane planned an expedition of 8,000 to 10,000 Kansas troops, some 4,000 Indians, seven regiments of cavalry, four of infantry and three batteries of artillery from Minnesota, "to move down into Texas." This was to be known as the "Southwest Expedition." The war department thought it feasible and issued orders for troops and supplies to be forwarded to Fort Leavenworth, the officers to report to Brig.-Gen. James H. Lane, but Gen. David Hunter showed the utter impracticability of the scheme and Lane returned to the senate. (See War of 1861-65.)

Page 102 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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