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5th Kansas Cavalry broadside

5th Kansas Cavalry broadside

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Finding aid for the 5th Kansas Cavalry broadside

BC.MSS.12.41

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

February 12, 2013



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Brown, Ansel D., 1838-1915
Title: 5th Kansas Cavalry broadside
Dates: November 5, 1863
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists of a broadside printed in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, ten days after the Battle of Pine Bluff.
Identification: BC.MSS.12.41
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a broadside printed in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, ten days after the Battle of Pine Bluff.


Biographical Information

Ten days after the Battle of Pine Bluff, A. D. Brown, a member of the 5th Kansas Cavalry, published this broadside, giving a detailed account of the battle. Brown reported that he had published it "from a newspaper office from which its rebel editor had decamped." Twenty years later he reprinted it in The Burlington (Kansas) Patriot.

The 5th Kansas Cavalry and the 1st Indiana Cavalry arrived in Pine Bluff on September 14, 1863, both under the command of the 5th's General Powell Clayton. On October 25, 1863, these troops, aided by freedmen from the contraband camp, successfully defended the town from an attack by General John Marmaduke's Confederate forces.

Ansel D. Brown, a native of New York, worked as a printer in several Midwestern states, before settling in Greenwood County, Kansas. In July 1861, he enlisted in the 3rd Kansas Cavalry; he was later promoted to first lieutenant and transferred to Company F of the 5th Kansas. He returned to Kansas following his August 1864 discharge, and in December of that year began working as a printer for The Burlington Patriot. He later served as the newspaper's editor and publisher, and also as postmaster of the town of Burlington. He eventually left Kansas and lived in Oklahoma and Oregon, where he died in 1915.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Brown, Ansel D., 1838-1915
Clayton, Powell, 1833-1914
Marmaduke, John Sappington, 1833-1887
Pine Bluff (Ark.)
United States. Army. Indiana Cavalry Regiment, 1st. (1861-1864)
United States. Army. Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 5th. (1861-1865)

Restrictions

Restirctions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

5th Kansas Cavalry broadside, MSS.12.41, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Howard Norton, 2008


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