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Jemison's Jayhawkers, 1862. (Plate 17).

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Identifier: P0293-0758

Title: Jemison's Jayhawkers, 1862. (Plate 17).

Description: Print of man on horseback carrying away a woman while men in the background are stampeding cattle, chopping down the door of a house, and shooting a man. Another man in the background is shooting at figures of two women in the distance. The print depicts Colonel Charles Jennison (name is mis-spelled in the title) leading his band of Kansas Jayhawkers on a raid against the home of Southern sympathizers. Jennison made a practice of stealing civilian property in the name of sustaining his unit (7th Kansas) and burning what he could not use or carry off. He was dishonorably discharged from the army in the spring of 1865, but was by then able to set himself up as a prosperous farmer with livestock he had commandeered from Southern sympathizers. The lithograph was one of twenty pro-Confederate political cartoons printed by Adalbert J. Volck in 1864 and published under the pseudonym V. Blada as "V. Blada's War Sketches."

Rights:

Place: United States

Dates: 1864

Type(s): Lithograph
Image

Maker/Creator: Adalbert John Volck

Subjects: lithograph
V. Blada
horizontal
black and white
outdoors
Civil War, 1861-1865
pro-Confederate
anti-Union
Political cartoons
Sketches from the Civil War in North America
V. Blada's War Sketches
Colonel Charles Jennison
Kansas Jayhawkers
7th Kansas
raid
stealing
destruction
Murder
Soldiers
guns
Fires
Women

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