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Thomas, W. N. (fl. 1873) [1873 Army Letters and Telegrams]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05731.01 Author/Creator: Thomas, W. N. (fl. 1873) Place Written: Sparta, Wisconsin Type: Manuscript document Date: 18 December 1873 - 20 December 1873 Pagination: 11 p. ; 24.7 x 19.4 cm.

Summary of Content: 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.

People: Thomas, W. N., fl. 1873

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: LetterbookMilitary HistoryInfantryAmerican Indian HistoryPrisoner of WarMilitary Provisions

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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