Kansas in the Civil War

 COL. Charles W. Adams, 12th Kansas Infantry

Donated by MR. Ralph Anderson, Boulder, CO.

    If you click on the picture of Col. Charles W. Adams, it will take you to a page dedicated to the 12th Kansas Infantry.  Mr. Ralph Anderson of Boulder, CO. has donated a picture and a biography on Col. Adams.  He has donated more pictures of officers in the 12th including one of an officer who was killed in action shortly after taking the picture.  He has more pictures of soldiers that were in the 12th Kansas Infantry that he will send later.  New photos have been added and the page has been updated. ( Updated 10/08/06 )

Counter began 11/00

John A. Jackson

Kathy Welch Heidel


July ~ 1998




I believe you will enjoy browsing through these pages. Many hours have gone into this project undertaken by Carolyn Ward and her transcribers.

I am able to research for you, just remember I do have another full time job.

But if you are looking for someone please check the KS Adj. Rep. The transcribers have the Histories and Roster's for the Regiments from Kansas

Also the County Cemetery Information is below and further down you will find the Pensioner's Lists for all of the Kansas County's.

Veteran Information by County Location


Kansas Veterans Buried In Kansas

to list your veteran


Be Sure to check your county for Pensioner's and Widow's Roll. Each county is listed separately. 

Kansas 1883 Pensioner's Roll

Are you hunting for an ancestor of yours that was from Kansas?
If so please check out our Query Page you may be able to locate information about them.

If you would like to Post Query 


To view Submitted Queries

 Be Sure to click on Obituary Project.  We have over 3000 photographs of Civil war veteran gravestones, we have visited over 150 cemeteries and we have more than 825 obituaries. We add new material almost everyday.  We have added new obituaries from Abilene, Alma, Baldwin City, Erie, and Neodesha.  We now have obituaries from 38 Kansas counties and that number will be growing.

CIVIL WAR HISTORIES AND Kansas RE-ENACTOR UNITS National Civil War Organizations Kansas Research Sources  Family Civil War Histories with Kansas Ties Obituary Project
Kansas Redlegs Fort Scott, KS Kansas Forts Kansas Prisoners of War at Camp Ford, Texas The Political Graveyard
Ft. Leavenworth's Haunted Houses

National Register of Surviving
Civil War Artillery

Civil War Manuscript Resources at the State Historical Society Civil War National Cemetery's Find A Grave
The Civil War Manuscript Project Ancestry.com Civil War Research Civil War Reading Room in Library of Congress National Archives and Records Library of Congress Research Room
The United States Civil War Center Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas Midwest Historical & Genealogical Society Archives National Archival and Information Locator Library of Congress Civil War Maps 


Battlefields and Broken Hearts Reenactment supplies Kansas Pioneers Project 

an excellent resource

Museum of National Guard Historic Units This Month in the Civil war in Kansas Volume I, Report of the Adjutant General, State of Kansas

The Civil War Diaries of Mifflin Jennings     submitted by Ron Smith

Kansas County Civil War Links to Cemeteries, History, and Census'

Kansas' Fields of Honor Listing Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. Scott, Ft Dodge, Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Recount of the Battle of Cane Hill-Bourbon County Monitor, Saturday, December 6, 1862, Page 2.                                      

Civil War Veterans some from Kansas Buried in Oregon
Veterans Administrations Directory of National Cemeteries  

"American Memories" from the Library of Congress   This is a terrific site 

Kansas Civil War Locations and Battles

Fort Scott
Fort Leavenworth
Fort Riley
Fort Lincoln

Baxter Springs (ks002)
Pictures, History and Veterans of Baxter Springs, KS
Lawrence (ks001) Marqis des Cygnes (ks004)
Mine Creek (ks003)


Wilson's Creek, MO


From Matt Balocca, Author of the 2nd Kansas Cavalry Regimental History and Genealogy     It may be possible to find a photograph of your Civil War Ancestor! There are over 80,000 photographs of Civil War Soldiers stored at the U.S. Army Military History Institute at Carlisle Barracks, PA.   There is now an Online Searchable Database for you to check to learn if there is a photo you might be interested in Ancestors Civil War Photos

From Mr. Jack Rogers the email is about Barton Co., MO, but he has also supplied many, many Names of Veterans from Crawford and Cherokee Counties, Kansas. Mr Rogers passed away in 1999, I am certain many people in Kansas and Missouri have been helped with their research by Jack's kindness and hard work to forward this information on me. He sent me list after list for KS and MO.

    I think you now have the complete list of CW veterans buried in every Barton County Cemetery.    There are many, many, many that I just cannot prove that they are buried in  certain cemeteries.  Their wife, children, etc. are buried.....but the veteran has no tombstone.
I have used many sources to obtain the information that I have collected. I would guess that at least 85-90% of the tombstones of CW veterans  in Barton County do not reflect their honorable military service.  This is the main reason that I have been working this project for a long time. I think it is essential that a record of their military service be preserved.  My wife and I have visited every know grave of every  Civil War Veteran , in every cemetery in Barton County, and cleaned the tombstones.  We have also walked every cemetery, and checked every tombstone in every cemetery ,to insure that a grave of a CW veteran was not overlooked and/or unrecorded.  We found several that were not recorded in the various books of Tombstone Inscriptions for Barton County.
I continue to work on my project.  When, and if, I find and  identify additional graves of CW Vets in Barton County , I will do my best to send you the information.

  Jack Rogers  

On Sep. 5, 2004, I  assumed  hosting of this website. 


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