West (U.S.) -- History, Military -- 19th century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Collection contains two letters from Lambert to Capt. McCutcheon. -- 1. Letter dated July 20, 1867 from Fort Sumner, New Mexico describes conditions and life of a soldier in the West. Mentions the "well armed and equipped" Indians and the need for more cavalry to "cope successfully with the enemy." -- 2. Letter dated December 1, 1867 describes Fort Reynolds, Colorado Territory as a "new post on the bank of the Arkansas, 70 miles from Pikes Peak and 100 miles from Denver". Also discusses his...
Scope and Contents The collection contains four handwritten chapters to a manuscript titled "An Overland Journey to California by the Southern Route in 1849" by Nathan Updegraff Starr (pen name "Argo Knott"). Written on the manuscript under Starr's name is a note indicating that he was "uncle of D. S. Griffin." It is believed the manuscript dates from around 1880, when Durward Starr Griffin (1863-1939), Starr's 15-year-old nephew, was staying with the family, as documented in the...
Dates: circa 1880