By James W. Steele - Another reprint by Two Trails. The complete title is "The Battle of the Blue and the 2nd Regiment* K.S.M.* October 22, 1864 * The Fight* The Captivity* The Escape*.. The author of the book is James W. Steele. Printed in 1896, it was written with the express purpose of honoring the Kansas Regiment and those men who served within the ranks, at the dedication of the historical monument in Gage Park, Topeka, Kansas. The book details in depth, the involvement of the Second Kansas State Militia at Westport and just prior to that fight, the battle of Big Blue River. Rosters, casualty lists, etc. on the Kansas Regiment. Wonderful tribute and outstanding story. 156 pages, sc.