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Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891



  • Existence: 1820 - 1891

Biographical History

William T. Sherman (1820-1891) was an American soldier and prominent Union general during the Civil War (1861-1865).

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 364
Scope and Contents

This collection includes miscellaneous correspondence of both Custers including military reports and orders, newspaper clippings, and two patents issued to G. A. Custer. Correspondents include Edwin. M. Stanton, Zachariah Chandler, Reuben E. Fenton, Andrew Johnson, Lawrence Barrett, William T. Sherman, Nelson A. Miles, B. O. Aylesworth, and A. B. Ostrander.

Dates: 1857-1929

Edward M. Hayhurst correspondence and other material

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7928

Civil War correspondence of Edward M. Hayhurst to and from his family, including typescripts; as well as photographs, genealogical papers, and other family materials.

Dates: 1862-1938

William T. Sherman correspondence with Frederick van Vliet

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292447]
Identifier: Vault MSS 570
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters. On April 22, 1861 Frederick van Vliet at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas wrote to Sherman requesting his recommendation for a commission in the United States Army. Sherman wrote his reply on the same sheet of paper on April 25, 1861 at Saint Louis, Missouri. Sherman recommended van Vliet be made an officer of cavalry.

Dates: 1861 April

William T. Sherman letter

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7713
Scope and Contents

The William T. Sherman letter is addressed to Francis Amasa Walker and is dated August 20, 1874. At the time of the writing, Sherman was the Commander-in-Chief of the US Army. Sherman expresses his views on the topic of a book, and adds comments on the Mormon problem-suggesting that both Mormons and Indians must be assimilated into American society to survive the consequences of the westward movement.

Dates: 1874 August 20

Sketch of the life of Thomas Durham

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329960]
Identifier: MSS SC 3077
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm reproduction of a typed manuscript. The item is a biography of Thomas Durham. He lived in England, joined the Mormon Church in 1850, married Mary Morton in 1852, and migrated to Utah in 1856 with the Martin handcart company. He soon went to Parowan, Utah, where he led the local choir for 62 years. He married a second wife, Mary Mitchell, in 1860 and took a third wife, Carole Mortensen, in 1867. Durham made a living as a furniture maker. Alfred M. Durham...
Dates: 1936

Transcriptions of Hayhurst family letters, 1862-1938

Identifier: MSS 7928 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains a compact disc with electronic transcriptions of Hayhurst family letters produced by Richard A. Meyer; edited printouts of the transcriptions created by Amanda Crandall, processor manuscript processing specialist in 2011-2012; and, edited transcriptions created through L. Tom Perry Special Collections' Transcribe program in 2016.

Dates: 1862-1938

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Collection 5
Archival Object 1
Letters 4
Military 4
Politics, Government, and Law 4
Immigration and American Expansion 2
Pioneers 2