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United States Army, Military Division of the Missouri correspondence 1878-1880

MS 041


Collection Summary

Creator: United States. Army. Department of the Missouri.
Collection Name: United States Army, Military Division of the Missouri correspondence
Inclusive Dates: 1878-1880
Physical Description:.1 linear feet
Abstract:Photocopies of 118 documents, chiefly official correspondence and printed orders related to Captain Nicholas Nolan, 10th Cavalry, from 1878 to 1880. Letters from the winter of 1879 concern the escort and protection of reservation Indians on a hunting expedition, including Kiowas, Comanches and Pawnees. In the summer and fall of 1880, while stationed at Fort Quitman, Texas, Nolan cooperated with Mexican forces along the Rio Grande River, in the pursuit of Indians with the Apache chief, Victorio. Correspondents include Henry O. Flipper and P.B. Hunt.
Collection Number:MS 041
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/
E-Mail: LBRY-askspcoll@email.arizona.edu

Biographical Note

During the time these documents were written, the Military Division of the Missouri included Texas and the Indian Territory. The 10th Cavalry, better known as the Buffalo Soldiers, was formed after the Civil War. One of the officers was Henry O. Flipper, the first African-American to graduate from West Point. The Irish-born captain, Nicholas Nolan, served with the United States Cavalry from 1852 until his death in 1883. P.B. Hunt was an Indian agent at the Kiowa-Comanche-Wichita Agency, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.


Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of 118 documents, chiefly official correspondence and printed orders related to Captain Nicholas Nolan, 10th Cavalry, from 1878 to 1880. Letters from the winter of 1879 concern the escort and protection of reservation Indians on a hunting expedition, including Kiowas, Comanches and Pawnees. In the summer and fall of 1880, while stationed at Fort Quitman, Texas, Nolan cooperated with Mexican forces along the Rio Grande River, in the pursuit of Indians with the Apache chief, Victorio. Correspondents include Henry O. Flipper and P.B. Hunt.


Arrangement

This collection is organized chronologically.

Restrictions

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Copyright

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Related Material

Original manuscripts are at Fort Huachuca Museum, Arizona. A 1963 photocopied letter from the donor, Retired Colonel Joseph M. Williams, explains how he acquired the documents after joining the 10th Cavalry.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Flipper, Henry Ossian, 1856-1940 -- Correspondence.
Hunt, P. B. -- Correspondence.
Nolan, Nicholas, -1883 -- Correspondence.
Victorio, Apache Chief, -1881.

Corporate Name(s)
United States. Army -- History -- 19th century.
United States. Army. Cavalry, 10th.

Geographic Name(s)
Fort Sill (Okla.) -- History, Military.
Indian Territory -- History.
Oklahoma -- History -- 19th century.
Texas -- History -- 1846-1950.

Subject(s)
African American soldiers -- History -- 19th century.
Apache Indians -- Wars.
Comanche Indians -- Wars.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oklahoma.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- Government relations -- 1869-1934.
Kiowa Indians -- Wars.
Pawnee Indians -- Wars.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

United States Army, Military Division of the Missouri correspondence (MS 041). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Acquired as gift, 1966.

Processing History

Processed by Staff.