Edmund Ross played many roles in the settling of the West
Edmund Ross was a journalist, army officer, politician and more before, during and after the Civil War. He helped write the Kansas constitution in 1859, then formed a Union unit to fight Confederates in the Bloody Kansas period. When the war began in 1861, he was named a major of the 11th Kansas. After the war, he became a U.S. senator (and continued as a newspaper publisher). Ross later moved to New Mexico, where he became territorial governor in 1885, a post he held for four years. He died in Albuquerque in 1905.