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Henry Knowlton was commissioned a second lieutenant on September 5, 1862, and mustered into Company K, 33rd Missouri Infantry on September 11, 1862. On May 4, 1863, he was promoted to first lieutenant; promoted to captain on January 30, 1865, he was assigned to command Company D. The 33rd Missouri Infantry was engaged in the Battle of Helena and participated in the Red River campaign, including the Battle of Pleasant Hill......
Private William Henry Lord, a cavalryman. CDV by George Wertz, Kansas City, Mo. A yet unmuddied enlistee from Bleeding Kansas, the last state to enter the Union before Fort Sumter, Lord was in the Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry; he was wounded in the shoulder in October 1864 but rejoined his company and was mustered out in September 1865.
Joseph Ford enlisted as a private in Company G, 13th Kansas Infantry, on September 6, 1862. The 13th Kansas was organized on September 10, 1862, at Atchison, Kansas, and fought at the 1862 battles of Newtonia and Prairie Grove; the unit also preformed provost and garrison duties in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and the Cherokee Nation. Ford was promoted to corporal on July 15, 1864, and was mustered out with his regiment on June 26, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Algernon M. Squier, Circa 1864 -- after the war, graduated from Georgetown Medical College in 1867, and joined the ranks of contract surgeons employed by the U.S. army. In July 1867, during his first assignment, he was credited with saving the lives of 36 soldiers from a battalion of the Eighteenth Kansas Cavalry who fell ill with cholera en route from Fort Harker to Fort Larned, Kansas. But he ultimately fell ill and succumbed to the disease.-- -- (pinned by haw-creek.com)
Samuel Wylie Crawford (Wikipedia) was the surgeon on duty at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, during the Confederate bombardment in 1861, which represented the start of the Civil War. Despite his purely medical background, he was in command of several of the artillery pieces returning fire from the fort. A month after Fort Sumter, Crawford decided on a fundamental career change and accepted a commission as a major in the 13th U.S. Infantry.
Kansas-born Nola Ochs took her first college course at Fort Hays State University (then known as Kansas State College) in 1930 but didn’t complete her degree until 2007, at the age of 95, becoming the nation’s oldest college graduate. She earned a master's degree in liberal studies at the age of 98.
Andrew Hull Foote (September 12, 1806 – June 26, 1863) was an American naval officer who was noted for his service in the American Civil War and also for his contributions to several naval reforms in the years prior to the war. When the war came, he was appointed to command of the Western Gunboat Flotilla, predecessor of the Mississippi River Squadron. In that position, he led the gunboats in the Battle of Fort Henry. For his services with the Western Gunboat Flotilla, Foote was among the first