CDV of Charles "Doc" Jennison, wearing a double-breasted field officer's jacket and standing in front of a painted studio backdrop, with one arm resting on a pillar and the opposite hand propped up on his hip. J.A. Scholten: St. Louis, MO, n.d.
STARR, Stephen. Jennison's Jayhawkers: A Civil War Cavalry Regiment and Its Commander. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1986.
Charles Rainsford Jennison (1834-1884) was a radical Unionist "jayhawker" who was closely identified with the Border Wars and led many raids against pro-slavery settlers along the Kansas-Missouri border. During the Civil War, he served as lieutenant colonel leading the 7th Kansas Cavalry, better known as "Jennison's Jayhawkers." The 7th was a marauding outfit of fiery anti-slavery principles that brought the merciless, no-holds-barred offensive style learned during the Bleeding Kansas years to the Civil War. Jennison later led the 15th Regiment against Sterling Price's raiding cavalry, but was ultimately dishonorably dismissed from service for plundering on his way back through Missouri. He went on to serve in both the Kansas Legislature and State Senate before his death in 1884.
CDV with surface soil, some discoloration, some small holes/abrasions (appearing to be from heavy pencil/pen points) and wear to edges and corners. Identified in pencil on verso.
Book with surface wear to dust jacket.
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