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West (U.S.) -- History, Military -- 19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Captain John J. Lambert Letters and Photograph

Identifier: -M1745
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...
Dates: 1867

Nathan Updegraff Starr Memoir

Identifier: M2282
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