Kansas Civil War Facts


Kansas provided 20,149 of her sons for the war effort which translates to 0.5% (ranked 31st out of 44 states and territories) of the total men who served on both sides of the conflict. There were a total of ?? raids, skirmishes and battles in the state. Kansas had 1 Union P.O.W. Camps at Fort Riley

The Kansas flag consists of a dark blue field with the state seal in the center. A sunflower on a bar of twisted gold lies above the seal, and below the seal is the word “Kansas”. The seal contains a landscape that includes a rising sun, representing the east; and a river and steamboat, representing commerce.
In the foreground, a settler's cabin and a man plowing a field represent agriculture. A wagon train heads west and buffalo are seen fleeing from 2 Indians. Around the top of the seal is a cluster of 34 stars.

The state motto “Ad astra per aspera” appears above the stars. Translated - “To the stars through difficulties” .

The Armies

Union - 43 States and Territories
Soldiers (White) recruited 18,069
Sailors/Marines (White) ??
Colored Troops 2,080
Total number of men recruited 20,149
% of Union Army 0.7%
% of state's population 18.8%
Overall rank 23
Regiments of foreign-born soldiers
1st Infantry: 1 company, German
2nd Infantry: half-German
Union Army Deaths
Killed/Mortally Wounded 737
Disease 1,638
Disease in Prison 36
Accidents/Drowning 104
Killed After Capture 11
Murdered 8
Suicide 3
Sunstroke 1
Military Execution 4
Executed By Enemy 2
Known/Not Classified 28
Unknown 58
Total 2,630
State Military Units
Artillery 6 batteries
Cavalry 10 regiments
1 battalion
Infantry 13 regiments
1 company
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