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United States. Army. Cavalry, 5th


Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

George Crook letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323286]
Identifier: MSS SC 2396
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters. Two are dated 25 Sept. 1876 and the other is dated 1 Oct. 1876. All three were written at Ft. Laramie, Wyoming and addressed to Wesley Merritt, commander of the 5th Calvary. Crook orders the discharge of some scouts, advises that "California Joe" be made the Merritt's guide, and tells him how to attack Red Cloud's Dakota Indians.

Dates: 1876

E. Gould papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 592
Scope and Contents

Manuscripts, printed forms with manuscript entries, and holographs. The collection contains letters written to and from Gould about personal and regimental matters during and immediately after the Civil War. Includes three quartermaster receipts, a claim of an enlisted man for back pay in which Gould acted as attorney, and responses to Gould's request for an honorable discharge.

Dates: 1861-1873

Indian campaigns, sketches of cavalry service in Arizona and on the northern plains

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2294
Scope and Contents

Typescript, with hand-written corrections, of a book published by the Old Army Press in 1984. Most of these items were first published as newspaper articles in the Milwaukee "Sentinel" mostly in the 1880s. They were edited by Harry H. Anderson. The work is a first-person account of King's activities and experiences in fighting Indians in the United States.

Dates: 1880-1889

Philip Henry Sheridan letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323294]
Identifier: MSS SC 2397
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters all written in May, June, and July of 1876 and sent from Chicago, Illinois. Six of the items were written to Wesley Merritt who was with the 9th cavalry and later commanded the 5th cavalry. Sheridan gives orders and suggestions relating to the campaign against the Indians.

Dates: 1876

United States Army 5th Calvary correspondence and orders

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230216977]
Identifier: MSS 1688
Scope and Contents Handwritten correspondence, handwritten and printed orders, and a handwritten campaign map. Also included are photocopies of handwritten correspondence apparently taken from a microfilm collection. The bulk of the materials were written in the summer and fall of 1876 during the campaigns against the Dakota and Cheyenne Indians. They document the activitiesand condition of the 5th Cavalry during these campaigns. Some letters also document that unit's activities in campaigning against the...
Dates: 1864-1881

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Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1876 3
Letters 3
Cheyenne Indians -- Wars, 1876 2
Generals -- United States -- Correspondence 2
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1866-1895 2