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Fort Kearny (Neb.) -- History

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Patience Loader Archer autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3238
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten autobiography. Patience tells about her early life in England and her conversion to the Mormon Church. She presents one of the best accounts from the Martin handcart company and goes into considerable detail on the ordeal. Patience tells about the rescue and the continuous efforts of the people in the ill-fated handcart company to survive. She also writes about her arrival in Salt Lake City, Utah, and about the efforts by Brigham Young,...
Dates: 1872

Wlliam H. Cowell journal

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230315308]
Identifier: MSS SC 1802
Scope and Contents

Typewritten copies of a diary. The volume talks about Cowell's experiences in the US Army with the Ohio Volunteers including confrontations with Native Americans.

Dates: 1862-1864

Fort Bridger waybill ledger

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225560629]
Identifier: MSS 3830
Abstract Fort Bridger began serving as a trading post for emigrants traveling the Oregon Trail in 1843. However, when alternate routes were discovered, the fort was largely abandoned. In 1862, the U.S. Army occupied Fort Bridger, using it as a headquarters from which to combat Indian raids. During the Civil War, soldiers stationed in the West were charged with the important role of protecting the overland mail routes, which often supplied silver to finance the Union efforts. Fort Bridger continued as...
Dates: 1863