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John McKeager Warren letter

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Identifier: MSS SC 2747

Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter dated 13 Feb. 1858 and addressed to "Dear Father" who was probably living in Franklin County, Missouri. Warren was with the United States Army at "Camp Scott," Utah Territory. The cite is near Fort Bridger, Wyoming. Warren writes about a confrontation with Cheyenne Indians and speculates about the prospect of war with Brigham Young and the Mormons of Utah. He did not think Brigham Young would fight but was confident that the United States Army would win any confrontation. He assures his father that the army was well supplied at the camp. Also included on the same paper is a letter by Edward Warren sending John Warren's letter to "Ma."


  • 1858 February 13


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 John McKeager Warren letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Warren served during the period 29 November 1857-14 September 1858 as first a private and then a fifer in Company “C” (Captain Cherry’s) of the Utah Expedition’s Battalion of U. S. Volunteers.


2 items (4 p.)

Custodial History

Purchased from Autograph Alcove in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Autograph Alcove; 1986.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of John McKeager Warren letter
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Elisa Visick
2010 December 1
Description rules
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States