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=== Introduction  ===
 
=== Introduction  ===
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From about 1854 and 1858, fighting between pro-slavery and anti-slavery groups had caused&nbsp;the state&nbsp;to be known as 'bleeding Kansas'.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleeding_Kansas Bleeding Kansas], (accessed 26 July 2011).</ref>&nbsp; Finally on&nbsp;January 29, 1861,&nbsp; Kansas was admitted as a free state.&nbsp; 20,097 Kansas men&nbsp;joined the Union forces, more than had been requested.<ref>Wikipedia contributors. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_in_the_American_Civil_War Kansas in the American Civil War], (accessed 26 July 2011).</ref>
    
=== Kansas Military Units  ===
 
=== Kansas Military Units  ===
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