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Charles R. Jennison murderer 1873 Kansas

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Re: Charles R. Jennison murderer 1873 Kansas

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Hi Linda here is your Info also if you would to Yahoo and put in his name you well find a lot more Info. Look for a site called The Info also will have a photo of him.

Probably the most ardent and well-known Jayhawker was Charles R. "Doc." Jennison originally from New York and a practicing medical doctor prior to the war.

These Info comes from The Letters of Charles Monroe Chase.

In passing Leavenworth we were strongly tempted to drop off and interview this old acquaitances of 1864. This is the home of Jennison, the Kansas Jayhawker, and of his associates. He was a strong slavery man in the'56 times, but when the rebellion broke out the Union side afforded the best opportunities for robbery, and he was nominally a Union man, but really a plunderer of Missiouri property. There are miles and miles of Missiouri thoroughfare on the border, on which Jennison and his men burned every house and in many instances slaughtered the people.
One old lady tells us her experience: Her husband had been reported a rebel by some of Jennison's men. In passing his house Jennison called him out, and, without much parleying, ordered his boys to string him up on his own piazza.
In spite of the woman's entreaties and crying, a rope was fastened to his neck,and, with the other end thrown over a beam, he was jerked several feet into the air. As his neck was not broken, he struggled violently for release, when Jennison ordered two of his mn to jump upon him and break his neck.
This was done, in the very face of his wife "and there" said she, "is the very beam where hey hung him" This is but one specimen of the numerous case of out-lawing perpetrated in those times.

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