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Henry Baxter letters and reports

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 894
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letters and reports. Forty-four of the items deal with Baxter's activities during the Civil War. Many of them were written by Baxter and by other participants. They deal with a wide range of military matters including the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 and the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864. Also included is official and family correspondence kept while Baxter was in Honduras.

Dates: 1861-1878

Augustus L. Chetlain letters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 160
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters addressed to Brigham Young, the second president of the Mormon Church. Chetlain invites young to dinner at the Townsend House and writes concerning an invitation to Young's farm. Also included is a letter from Annie M. Chetlain, Augustus' wife, to Young thanking him for some strawberries.

Dates: 1867

George Crook letters

 File — Folder: 1
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

Ulysses S. Grant letters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 391
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed "General Order #5," dated 18 Feb. 1862, and composed at Fort Donelson, Tennessee. Grant orders all captured property turned over to the respective quartermasters. Handwritten and signed letter, dated 11 July 1863, and addressed to Admiral David D. Porter, commander of the Mississippi Squadron. Grant informs Porter that he accepts the admiral's suggestion. The note contains only twenty-one words. Handwritten and signed letter, composed in Washington, DC, dated 6 Dec....
Dates: 1862-1866

Winfield Scott Hancock letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2256
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter dated 18 April 1873 which was written in New York and addressed to a Mr. Stuart. Hancock apologizes for not having done something Stuart requested.

Dates: 1873 April 18

William Henry Harrison letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2257
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter dated 19 Aug. 1795 which was addressed to H. J. Greeneville. Harrison requests fiften pounds of flour and one pint of salt for the "Shawano" (Shawnee) Indians.

Dates: 1795 August 19

Zachary Taylor letters to P. Hagner

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 271
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters, dated 25 Oct. 1817 and 3 Jan. 1821, and addressed to P. Hagner, auditor. Taylor writes about financial accounts and military reports.

Dates: 1817-1821

Nelson Appleton Miles letters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 669
Scope and Contents

Five handwritten letters and one typed letter, all signed by Miles. They deal primarily with military matters. One item is addressed to Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), President of the United States, and another to Frank D. Baldwin.

Dates: 1878-1898

Philip Henry Sheridan letters

 File — Folder: 1
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

Stewart Van Vliet letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1362
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter to an unidentified person, dated 16 Nov. 1887, and written in Washington, DC. Van Vliet accepts an invitation to attend a luncheon and then to speak.

Dates: 1887 November 16

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