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Collection Reference Number GLC05731.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1870s 
Title 1873 Army Letters and Telegrams
Date 18 December 1873 - 20 December 1873
Author Thomas, W. N. (fl. 1873)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description The retained copy book record of army officers' letters and telegraphs concerning the affairs of the Twentieth Infantry. Discusses the removal of the Winnebago tribe of Indians, the plan to capture a chief named Big Hawk, and the training and rations for soldiers. Most of the letters were composed by W.N. Thomas, with a signature at the bottom. It is possible that he wrote and signed these copies himself, since those letters from other men are written in different hands, making it possible that each man was putting his own entries into the book and signing them. Also contains letters from E. T. Hunt, H. G. Thomas, and J. S. Stafford.
Subjects Letterbook  Military History  Infantry  American Indian History  Prisoner of War  Military Provisions  
People Thomas, W. N. (fl. 1873)  
Place written Sparta, Wisconsin
Theme Government & Politics; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945