Apr, 30, 1864 - Ellis County was named after Lieut. George Ellis, of the Twelfth Kansas Infantry, who was killed on this date in a battle at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas.
Jun. 4, 1864 - It was announced in the Junction City Union that Jim Woodward was running a free ferry across the Saline River.
July 18, 1864 - A train of 21 wagons (which was half a mile long) was attacked by over 100 Kiowa and Arapaho Indians two or three miles east of present day Great Bend, Kansas.
Aug. 1, 1864 - Ottawa was made by popular vote the county seat of Franklin County.
Oct. 25, 1864 - The Price Raid, a civil war battle, occurred in Linn County, and was the only known formal invasion of Kansas by the Confederacy, during which much of the county was looted by the rebels.
Sep. 13, 1864 - C. R. Key's residence, on his farm near Burlington in Coffey County,was destroyed by fire, with all of its contents, including a valuable law and miscellaneous library.