Generals -- United States -- Correspondence
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Handwritten and signed letter addressed to "My dear General Porter." Butterfield writes, "Thro mistake Ms B sent this to Gel. Horace Porter--am sorry--hope its not too late for you." The item is undated. The "General Porter" is probably Fitz-John Porter under whom Butterfield served during the Civil War.