Mid-Missouri artist brings soldiers to life

Friday, February 22, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 10:47 a.m. CST, Friday, February 22, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — No records were kept of the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry, so local artist Essex Garner was told. But he has thousands of photos from those soldiers' descendants to prove otherwise.