Where are the Indian Wars of 1868-69 KANSAS?

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Is there a category for Indian WARS?  The pension cards are STAMPED INDIAN WARS-- I looked up wikipedia.com and copies it for  safe keeping but will delete as soon as we figure this out.  Thank you for any help.
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His pension says the 19th Kansas Cavalry.  The 19th was formed to support General Philip Sheridan's winter campaign against the Southern Plains Indians.  They were active from late fall of 1868 to the following spring.  They were led by Kansas governor Samuel Crawford, who resigned his position to lead the troops.  After forming, they moved south to Camp Supply in Oklahoma.  After a harrowing trip, they arrived after schedule and did not join Lt. Col. George Custer and the 7th Cavalry in the Battle of the Washita.  They did view the battlefield after the fact and helped with enforcing the peace.  By March 1869 the tribes had surrendered so the troops were no longer needed.  The troops moved to Fort Hays, Kansas, and they disbanded the next month.  

The category you could use is Battle of Washita River (68) though they did not fight in the battle. 

A coverage of the 19th's history can be found in True West Magazine:  https://truewestmagazine.com/custers-other-regiment/ 

Kansas State Historical Society has digitized a handwritten history of the 19th http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/210758  

by Michelle Enke G2G6 Pilot (337k points)
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Thank you Jerry!
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Take your Pick Category American Indian Wars but I don't see anything in Kansas.

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