Frederick William Benteen letters
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 lengthy account of the battle.
- 1876 July
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Frederick William Bentenn letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Benteen was an officer in the United States cavalry during the Civil War and the Indian campaigns in the American West.
2 v. (5 items)(+ 2 typescripts)(0.10 linear ft.)
The materials were separated from the Brininstool collection to facilitate their use. Brininstool states that he "Sold original to Dr. Cole." This refers to the lengthy battle account.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Separated from the Brininstool collection.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Frederick William Benteen letters
- In Progress
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2011 February 23
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.