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Benteen, Frederick William, 1834-1898



  • Existence: 1834 - 1898


Frederick William Benteen; born August 24, 1834, Petersburg, Virginia; died June 22, 1898, Atlanta, Georgia; Served in the American Civil War in the Union Army; also the United States Army during the Indian Campaigns including the Great Sioux War and the 7th U.S. Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn; moved with family from Petersburg, Virginia to St. Louis, Missouri in 1849.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Frederick William Benteen letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331107]
Identifier: MSS SC 3039
Scope and Contents Photostat copies of four handwritten and signed letters dated 2 July, 23 July, 24 July, and 30 July of 1876. Each item was addressed to Benteen's wife. Benteen writes about the Battle of the Little Bighorn, which took place on 25-26 June 1876, and his actions in the encounter. Also included is a photostat copy of a 25-page handwritten account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn written by Benteen on an uncertain date. With the collection are typescripts of one of the letters and the...
Dates: 1876 July

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

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Histories (Literary works) 1
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1866-1895 1
Letters 1
Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Literary collections 1