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Soldiers -- United States -- Biography -- Sources

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

G. T. Beauregard letter

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 565
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter on April 7, 1861 and addressed to Major Robert Anerson (1805-1871). Beauregard was the commander of the Confederate defenses of Charleston, South Carolina. His letter tells Major Anderson, United States commander at Fort Sumter, that the garrison will no longer be allowed to purchase supplies in Charleston.

Dates: 1861 April 7

William Clark bill of exchange

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233291985]
Identifier: Vault MSS 640
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed bill of exchange addressed to General Henry Dearborn, Secretary of War. Clark requests the sum of two hundred dollars to be paid to William Croghan, an Indian interpreter, for services rendered.

Dates: 1808

Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293262]
Identifier: Vault MSS 596
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter. This note was written on April 10, 1856 and sent to W. R. Shoemaker. Bonneville reports the arrival of ammunition and stores for Capt. Stevenson.

Dates: 1856 April 10

Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231566701]
Identifier: Vault MSS 548
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter. This note was written on November 6, 1856 in Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory and sent to Max Lavish. Bonneville requests that he be allowed to put a sign on Lavish's store.

Dates: 1856 November 6

Robert James Coffey autobiography and poems

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1633
Scope and Contents

One bound volume and one loose volume of autobiographical notes, poems, and scrapbook materials along with photocopies of the collection. Coffey served in a Pennsylvania regiment of the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861-1865). He participated in a large number of campaigns and gives detailed accounts of army life. There are also printed copies of many of the poems Coffey was able to publish.

Dates: 1861-1903

Alexander William Doniphan letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293254]
Identifier: Vault MSS 590
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, written in Liberty, Missouri, addressed to John Chauncey, and dated June 11, 1836. Doniphan thanks Chauncey for a previous letter, discusses how annexing "the country to the west" will improve business and society, and reflects on various subjects such as women, marriage and babies.

Dates: 1836 June 11

Andrew Jackson letters

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 564
Scope and Contents

Two handwritten and signed letters both written in Washington D.C. One, an original, is dated May 10, 1824 and addressed to John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), Secretary of War of the United States. The item recommends Lt. Hammond, a recent graduate of West Point, to a position with the United States Corps of Engineers. The other, a photocopy, is dated June 21, 1832 and addressed to "my son" discussing the bill for the laying out of the Territory of Arkansas and in getting the area surveyed.

Dates: 1824-1832

Robert E. Lee letter to George Brinton McClellan

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292306]
Identifier: Vault MSS 574
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a letter written at Richmond, Virginia, on June 17, 1862, and addressed to George B. McLellan (1826-1885), commander of the Union Army. Lee replies to McClellan's suggestion "to consider medical officers in care of the sick and wounded as non-combatants." Lee agrees "that such officers would be so regarded in the operations of the armies of Northern and Eastern Virginia." Lee thanks McClellan for the release of Dr. Tayler "who was left in attendance upon a sick man at...
Dates: 1862 June 17

Zebulon Montgomery Pike letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292587]
Identifier: Vault MSS 538
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous letters relating to administrative matters in the US Army including orderings of materials, receipts, and letters of recommendation for subordinates. One of the items is a signature certifying the orders of Major General Howe. The materials relate to the War of 1812 or shortly before. All items were signed by Pike.

Dates: 1811-1813

Meriwether Lewis letter to Henry Dearborn

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292363]
Identifier: Vault MSS 567
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated Nov. 9, 1806 and written in Louisville. It is addressed to Henry Dearborn (1751-1829), Secretary of War for the United States. Lewis states that four hundred dollars is due Capt. William Clark (1770-1838) for his services on the expedition to the Pacific Ocean. This payment would be "charged" to Lewis and would be his final "settlement" with the United States relative to the expedition.

Dates: 1806 November 9