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Kansas responded ably to Union during Civil War

By | Feb 23, 2011

In January 1861, Kansans were less concerned with the secession crisis than with finally having attained statehood. While Republican Abraham Lincoln’s election to the presidency was “glorious,” it was not, the Leavenworth Conservative asserted, as “important and decisive” as Kansas’ admission; indeed, while many states had departed from the Union, the 34th state went far…