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Theo Conkey Papers

Identifier: M154

Scope and Contents

Collection contains papers related to Conkey's service at Fort Lyon, Colo. Chiefly reports concerning U.S. troops stationed at Fort Lyon, Colo. Territory during August 1865. Included are copies of special orders issued, as well as other memoranda and communications.


  • March 2-November 20, 1865


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The imply Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Theodore Conkey was born on December 11, 1819 in Canton, N.Y. He served as a Captain with the 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry during the Civil War stationed in western Mo. and eastern Kan. Beginning on June 12, 1865, Conkey was the commander of the Army post at Fort Lyon, Colorado Territory. He was later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Conkey died on March 17, 1880 in Appleton, Wisc.


1 envelope (14 items)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Unknown; n.d.


Listed as "Theo Conkey" on military records and paperwork.

Finding Aid for the Theo Conkey Papers.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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