Transcribed from Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas, 1861-1865. Vol. 1. (Reprinted by Authority) Topeka, Kansas: The Kansas State Printing Company. 1896.

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First Kansas Volunteer Battery

Military History

Official Military History of Kansas Regiments
During the War for the Suppression of
The Great Rebellion
p. 263 MILITARY HISTORY OF THE FIRST KANSAS VOLUNTEER BATTERY

     No written history of this battery having been furnished to the Adjutant General, and the data in his possession being so incomplete as to preclude the possibility of an extended sketch of the services of this excellent organization, his remarks in relation thereto must necessarily be brief.

     About the 9th of July, 1863, the gallant commander of this battery - Captain Norman Allen - was stricken down with disease and died. The command then devolved upon Lieut. Taylor. Directly succeeding this they were ordered to Indiana, and took an active part in capturing Morgan's gurerila band then on their celebrated raid through that State. After this they were ordered to St. Louis, and subsequently to Columbus, Ky. They served with distinction in all the principal actions in which the armies of the Tennessee and the Mississippi were engaged, and their numbers were greatly reduced by the casualties of war and by disease.


Transcribed by Carolyn Ward Jan. 28, 2001

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Transcribed from Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas, 1861-1865. Vol. 1. (Reprinted by Authority) Topeka, Kansas: The Kansas State Printing Company. 1896.

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