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    Collection Title: Edward Otho Cresap Ord papers
    Date: 1850-1883
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 479
    Creator: Ord, Edward Otho Cresap, 1818-1883
    Extent: 9 boxes Number of microfilm reels: 2 3.6 linear feet 6 digital objects (16 images)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edward Otho Cresap Ord Papers, BANC MSS C-B 479, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

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    Biography

    Edward Otho Cresap Ord, born in Cumberland, Maryland in 1818, descended from a family of military forebears. His mathematical ability early won for him an appointment to West Point, from which he graduated in 1839. For his first assignment, with the third artillery, he fought the Seminole Indians in Florida in 1840. In 1847 he was sent around the Horn to California, where he aided in maintaining order in Monterey, was made a captain in 1850, and in 1854 married Mary Mercer Thompson. From 1850 he participated in the coast survey, working mainly in the vicinity of San Pedro, California. He led a successful campaign against the Rogue River Indians of Oregon in 1856, and later against the Spokane Indians of Washington.
    At the beginning of the Civil War, Ord was stationed at the San Francisco Presidio, He was soon ordered east, defended Washington, D. C. from November 1861 to May 1862, and then headed the Army of Tennessee, taking part in the battle at Iuka, Mississippi. He was wounded while driving back Confederate troops at Hatchie. From June to October 1863, he led the Army of Western Louisiana. In March 1864 he campaigned against Staunton, Virginia and later led operations against Richmond. He was again wounded at the capture of Fort Harrison. He commanded the Army of the James and the Department of North Carolina from January 8, 1865, and actively assisted in the battle of Petersburg, Virginia.
    After the war, Ord was sent to various posts - Ohio, Arkansas, California, and Texas. He was retired with the rank of major general in 1880, and while on his way from New York to accept a position as engineer for the construction of a railroad in Mexico, fell ill with yellow fever, dying at Havana, Cuba, when taken ashore, on July 22, 1883.

    Scope and Content

    This collection of papers was given to the Bancroft Library by Miss Ellen Ord, the diaries in 1922, and the remainder of the material in 1956. The papers contain correspondence, primarily of a military nature; accounts relating to the Coast Survey and to the Army; Army orders and circulars; 3 diaries, 1850-1856; and a few miscellaneous papers. The collection deals to a large extent with the Civil War period, but also touches upon other phases of the General's career, particularly post-Civil War Arkansas and Texas during disturbances in the Rio Grande area. Also included is a small portion of papers of his son, Edward Otho Cresap Ord, Jr., who followed a military career.

    Partial List of Correspondents

    A Miscellany

    Abel, William H.
    Telegram reporting on General Ames' activities, Aug. 25, 1864.
    Alexander, Barton Stone, 1819-1878
    Letter, Sept. 20, 1869, concerning limits of the reservation at Peninsula Island and other reservations in the Bay of San Francisco.
    Ammen, Daniel, 1819-1898
    Letter, Apr. 19, 1877
    Andrews, George Lippitt, 1828-1920
    Telegram, Aug. 4, 1865
    Arkansas. Governor
    Telegram, Apr. 26, 1867, by Isaac Murphy.
    Arnold, Richard, 1828-1882
    Copy of letter, Oct. 13, 1863
    Associated Pioneers of the Territorial Days of California
    Letter, Jan. 12, 1881, by Francis D. Clark, Secretary.

    A

    Abbott, Henry L.
    3 telegrams, 1864
    Abell, C. C.
    2 letters, 1864-1865. 1864 letter forwards statement re strength of 18th army corps.
    Ames, Adelbert, 1835-
    4 letters, 1864. Letter of Aug. 2, is copy, containing report of operations of July 30, 1864.
    Atchison, Charles B., d. 1876
    7 telegrams, 1865-1866

    B Miscellany

    Bacon, Cyrus, d. 1868
    Telegram, July 12, 1864
    Baird, Absolom, 1824-1905
    Letter, July 23, 1867
    Barnes, Joseph K., 1817-1883
    Telegram, Feb. 27, 1866
    Barry, William Farquhar, 1818-1879
    Telegram, June 8, 1866
    Barthowomew, William H., d. 1874
    Telegram, Nov. 25, 1867
    Belcher, John Hill, d. 1901
    Letter, Mar. 12, 1875, enclosing copy of letter from U.S. Quartermaster's Dept. by M. C. Meigs.
    Belknap, William Worth, 1829-1890
    Telegram, July 29, 1865.

    See also U.S. War Dept.
    Bell, Louis, 1836-1865
    Copy of report of action of July 30 before Petersburg, Va., Aug. 3, 1864.
    Binney, Amos, d. 1880
    Telegram, May 19, 1865
    Birney, William, 1819-1907
    Letter, Apr. 4, 1865
    Brice, Benjamin William, 1809-1892
    Telegram, May 18, 1865

    See also Curtis, Newton Martin
    Brooks, Horace, 1814-1894
    Letter, May 21, 1866, to L. Thomas.
    Burnham, Hiram, d. 1864
    Copy of letter addressed to Major William Russell, containing report on operations of July 29-30, July 31, 1864.
    Burwell, Armistead, 1839-1913
    Telegram, Nov. 20, 1867

    B

    Babcock, Orville Elias, 1835-1884
    5 letters, 1865-1867
    Bache, Alexander Dallas, 1806-1867

    see U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
    Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895
    2 letters, 1867
    Baker, La Fayette Curry, 1826-1868

    see U.S. War Dept.
    Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894
    2 letters, 1863-1864

    See also Irwin, Richard Biddle.

    See also Army orders in Box 8.
    Belcher, A. F.
    2 letters, 1865, concerning enemy' s movements at Dutch Flat.
    Bernard, Reuben Frank
    2 letters, 1869-1870, to Lt. Col. Thomas Dunn, including reports from Arizona Territory. 1870 letter is copy.
    Biddle, Henry Jonathan, d. 1862
    2 letters, 1862
    Birney, David Bell, 1825-1864
    22 telegrams, 1864.

    See also Davis, Robert S.; Kensel, George Amos.
    Bowers, Theodore Shelton, 1832-1866
    36 telegrams, 1864-1865. Aug. 1, 1864 contains copy of dispatch from Sherman; Aug. 9, 1864, copy of dispatch from Sherman; Aug. 24, from Sheridan; Sept. 3, from H. H. Slocum; Feb. 16, 1865, from A. Lincoln; Feb. 22, from E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War; Mar. 8, 1865, from Sheridan. Many sent by order of General Grant.

    See also U.S. War Dept.

    See also Army orders in Box 8.
    Bradley, George W., d. 1882
    4 telegrams, 1865
    Breck, Samuel, 1834-

    see U.S. Adjudant General's Office.

    See also Army orders in Box 8.
    Brown, Hugh Gibson, d. 1901
    5 letters, 1864-1881
    Brown, Orlando
    2 telegrams, 1865
    Burbridge, Stephen Gano, 1831-1894
    4 letters, 1863
    Burnett, Henry Lawrence, 1838-1916
    4 telegrams, 1865
    Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881
    10 letters, 1864
    Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893
    22 letters, 1864-1865

    See also Kensel, George Amos.

    See also any orders in Box 8.

    C Miscellany

    Caldwell, Henry Clay, 1832-1915
    Letter, Aug. 2, 1867.

    See also Emerick, J. H.
    California State Telegraph Company
    Letter, July 30, 1869, by James Gamble.
    Canales, Servando
    Letter, Mar. 17, 1880, from Matamoros, re frontier relations and railroad construction.
    Canby, Edward Richard Sprigg, 1817-1873
    Letter, Dec. 2, 1849
    Catlin, Lynde, d. 1901
    Letter, July 11, 1864. Copy of letter written for E. O. C. Ord.
    Claiborne, John Francis Hamtramck, 1809-1884
    Letter, Dec. 4, 1867, to Judge Hill.
    Coan, William B.
    Copy of report to Capt. J. R. Sealy re activity of July 29-30 in vicinity of Petersburg, Va., Aug. 5, 1864.
    Cole, George W., d. 1875
    Telegram, Mar. 5, 1865
    Comstock, Alden H., d. 1891
    Telegram, Jan. 28, 1865
    Cullen, Edgar Montgomery, 1843-1922
    Copy of letter addressed to Capt. Read, July 31, 1864.
    Cullum, George Washington, 1809-1892
    Telegram, Sept. 27, 1863

    C

    Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

    see U.S. War Dept.
    Carney, George James
    3 letters, 1865

    See also Porter, Horace
    Carr, Joseph Bradford, 1828-1895
    2 letters, 1864-1865. 1864 letter is copy of report to Major W. Russel re activity of his command on July 30, 1864.

    See also Turner, John Wesley.
    Chambers, Alexander, ca. 1832-1888
    2 telegrams, 1862
    Chandler, John Gorham
    6 letters, 1856-1863
    Clark, Francis D.

    see Associated Pioneers of the Territorial Days of California
    Cochrane, William Henry Dearborn
    2 letters, 1865
    Coffin, Edward Winslow
    4 telegrams, 1865
    Coke, Richard, 1829-1897

    see Texas. Governor
    Comstock, Cyrus Ballou, 1831-1910
    8 telegrams, 1864-1865. Jan. 17, 1865 includes copy of dispatch by J. A. Rawlins. Some sent by order of Gen. Grant.

    See also Michie, Peter Smith.
    Conner, Phineas Sanborn, 1839-1909
    2 letters, 1864, containing reports on medical conditions of troops in Texas.
    Constable, Nathaniel S., d. 1880
    3 telegrams, 1863
    Cook, John 1825-1910
    2 telegrams, 1865
    Cooper, Samuel, 1793-1876

    see U.S. Adjudant General's Office
    Couch, Darius Nash, 1822-1897
    6 telegrams, 1864
    Coughlin, John
    8 letters, 1865
    Cox, Jacob Dolson, 1828-1900
    20 letters, 1865-1866. Some written as Governor of Ohio. Letter of Mar. 2, 1866 re Erdman case is copy.
    Crocker, Marcellus Monroe, 1830-1865
    4 telegrams, 1862
    Crosby, John Schuyler, 1839-1914
    2 letters, 1863. Both letters include copies of dispatches from Maj. Gen. W. B. Franklin.

    See also Army orders in Box 8.
    Curry, James, d. 1889
    2 letters, 1865
    Curtis, Newton Martin, 1835-1910
    3 letters, 1864-1865. Letter of Aug. 3, 1864, re action of his brigade in battle before Petersburg, Va., is copy. Telegram of June 6, 1865 includes copy of dispatch from Brice.

    D Miscellany

    Davis, Reuben, 1813-1890
    Copy of letter re condition of freedmen, Dec. 27, 1867.
    De Leon, David Camden, 1822-1872
    Copy of letter, Aug. 2, 1852
    Devin, Thomas Casimer, 1822-1878
    Letter, Nov. 8, 1869. For enclosure, see Winter folder.
    Dull, A. J.
    Letter, Oct. 14, 1878, re constructing railroad from Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande.
    Duryée, Abram, 1815-1890
    Letter, June 4, 1862

    D

    Dana, Charles Anderson, 1819-1897

    see U.S. War Dept.
    Dana, James Jackson, d. 1898

    see U.S. Quartermaster's Dept.
    Dana, Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh, 1822-1905
    7 letters, 1864. From Matagorda, re U.S. troops' activities in Texas. Letter of Jan. 22 is copy. Some addressed to Lt. Col. W. B. Scates. Feb. 15 letter is incomplete.
    Davies, Thomas Alfred, 1809-1899
    2 letters, 1862
    Davis, Edmund Jackson, 1827-1883
    2 letters, 1864-1875. 1864 letter contains report on cavalry forces at Brownsville, Texas. 1875 letter re situation along the Rio Grande, is addressed to W. Belknap, Secretary of War.
    Davis, George Whitefield, 1839-1918
    2 letters, 1865
    Davis, Robert S
    20 letters, 1864. Aug. 29 telegram includes copy of dispatch from D. B. Birney. Some sent for Birney.
    Delano, Colombus, 1809-1896

    see U.S. Treasury Dept.
    Dent, Frederick Tracy, 1822-1892
    2 letters, 1865
    Devens, Charles, 1820-1891
    11 letters, 1865-1877
    Dillingham, Lucius A.
    3 letters, 1865
    Dix, John Adams, 1798-1879

    see Army orders in Box 8
    Drum, Richard Coulter, 1825-1909

    see U.S. Adjudant General's Office.

    See also Army orders in Box 8.
    Duane, James Chatham, 1824-1897
    2 letters, 1865
    Dull, James J.
    2 letters, 1878-1880, re construction of railroad in Texas.

    E Miscellany

    Evans, Andrew Wallace
    Letter, Jan. 24, 1865
    Evans, George Washington, d. 1896
    Telegram, July 11, 1864, to Gen. Wallace.

    E

    Eaton, Amos Beebe, 1806-1877
    3 telegrams, 1865
    Eckert, Thomas Thompson, 1825-1910

    see U.S. War Dept. and U.S. Adjudant General's Office
    Emerick, J. H.
    4 telegrams, 1865. Apr. 29 contains copy of dispatch by A. H. Caldwell.
    Este, William Milder, d. 1900
    9 letters, 1864
    Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-

    see U.S. Dept. of State

    F Miscellany

    Forsyth, Lewis Cass, d. 1902
    Telegram, Aug. 6, 1866
    Foster, Robert Sandford, 1834-1903
    Telegram, Dec. 24, 1867
    Freudenberg, Charles Godfrey, d. 1885
    Telegram, Dec. 8, 1865, sent by order of Maj. General Pleasanton.

    F

    Ferrero, Edward, 1831-1899
    26 telegrams, 1865
    Foster, John Watson, 1836-1917
    5 letters, 1877-1880, written while U.S. Minister to Mexico.
    Franklin, William Buel, 1823-1903
    2 letters, 1863

    See also Crosby, John Schuyler.
    French, William Henry, 1815-1881
    3 letters, 1864
    Fry, James Barnet, 1827-1894
    2 letters, 1865-1872

    G Miscellany

    Galvan, Jeremiah
    Letter, Aug. 21, 1878, from Brownsville, Texas.
    Garrard, Jeptha, 1858-1915
    Telegram, Mar. 8, 1865
    Gentry, William D.
    Telegram, July 11, 1864, describing Civil War skirmish.
    Goldsborough, Jacob Loockerman.
    Copy of letter written for Ord, July 12, 1864
    Gordon, James, 1833-1912
    Letter, Sept. 19, 1862, to Col. Leggett.
    Gordon, John Brown, 1832-1904
    Letter, Apr. 9, 1865
    Green, John, 1825-1908
    Report from Arizona Territory, Dec. 4, 1869
    Grier, William Nicholson, 1812-1885
    Letter, Aug. 18, 1870

    G

    Gamble, James

    see California State Telegraph Company
    Gibbon, John, 1827-1896
    41 letters, 1865
    Gilchrist, A.
    5 telegrams, 1865, mainly re prisoners.
    Gillem, Alvan Cullom, 1830-1875
    2 telegrams, 1867

    See also Army orders in Box 8.
    Gordon, George Henry, 1825-1886
    38 telegrams, 1865. Apr. 6 includes copy of dispatch from E. V. Sumner. June 9 is incomplete.

    See also Ludlow, Benjamin Chambers.
    Graham, Charles Kinnaird, 1824-1889
    15 telegrams, 1865. Feb. 14 incomplete.
    Grant Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885
    154 letters, 1862-1867. Telegram of Sept. 21, 1864 includes copy of telegram from E. M. Stanton, Sec. of War, enclosing dispatch from John D. Stevenson; Feb. 21, 1865 includes copy of telegram from O. A. Gilmore re fall of Charleston, S.C.; Mar. 3, telegram from E. M. Stanton; Mar. 14, from J. M. Schofield; Apr. 5, 1865 includes copy of dispatch from P. H. Sheridan; letter of Dec. 6, 1866 is copy; Dec. 10, 1867, is copy of extract from telegram.

    See also Bowers, Theodore Shelton; Comstock, Cyrus Ballou; Humphreys, Andrew Atkinson; Parker, Ely Samuel; Riggin, John; U.S. War Dept.; Wallace, Lewis.

    See also 1863 v. in Box 7, and Army orders in Box 8.
    Greene, Oliver Duff, 1833-
    3 telegrams, 1867

    See also Army orders in Box 8.
    Gregg, John Irvin, 1826-1892
    9 letters, 1865
    Guthrie, James, 1792-1869

    see U.S. Treasury Dept.

    H Miscellany

    Hains, Peter Conover, 1840-1921
    Letter, July 2, 1863, to Walter B. Scates.
    Harrison, Pixey R.
    Letter, Oct. 10, 1870. Also signed by L. D. Latimer, U.S. attorney, re litigation concerning Presidio boundaries.
    Haynie, Isham Nicholas, 1824-1868
    Letter, [Sept. 24?], 1862
    Henry, Guy Vernor, 1839-1899
    Copy of letter addressed to Capt. T. Read, reporting on operations of July 29-30, around Petersburg, Va., July 31, 1864.
    Hill, Bennett Hoskin, d. 1886
    Letter, July 1, 1865, to Lt. Col. O. H. Hart.
    Hillyer, William Silliman, 1831-1874
    Letter, [Sept.] 23, 1862
    Holabird, Samuel Beckley, 1890-1907
    Copy of letter to Capt. N. S. Constable, containing orders for Constable to go to Matagorda Bay, and concerning activities of ships and troops there, Dec. 8, 1863.
    Hough, Alfred Lacey, 1826-1908
    Letter, Apr. 20, 1870

    H

    Halleck, Henry Wager, 1816-1872
    12 letters, 1863-1865. Mainly telegrams.

    See also Wager, David Collin.

    See also Army orders in Box 8.
    Halsey, Thomas Helmes, d. 1877

    see U.S. Pay Dept.
    Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886
    3 telegrams, 1864
    Hardie, James Allen, 1823-1876
    10 telegrams, 1864-1865. Some by order of the Secretary of War, E. M. Stanton.
    Harris, William Hamilton, d. 1895
    3 letters, 1864
    Hart, Orson H., d. 1874
    2 telegrams, 1865
    Hartsuff, George Lucas, 1830-1874
    27 telegrams, 1865
    Heckman, Charles Adam, 1822-1896
    13 telegrams, 1864-1865
    Henry, William Wirt
    6 telegrams, 1864
    Herron, Francis Jay, 1837-1902
    3 letters, 1863-1864. Letter of Feb. 11, 1864, contains report on the Rio Grande frontier, written at Brownsville, Texas.

    See also 1863 v. in Box 7.
    Hicks, J. C.
    2 telegrams, 1865
    Hill, Robert Andrews, 1811-1900
    8 letters, 1867. Letter of Aug. 8 is copy.
    Hoffman, William, 1807-1884
    3 telegrams, 1865
    Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894
    3 telegrams, 1865-1866. As Judge Advocate General. Some by order of the Secretary of War.
    Hooker, Joseph, 1814-1879
    3 telegrams, 1858-1865
    Hovey, Alvin Peterson, 1821-1891
    6 letters, 1863-1865. July 5, 1863 is report on operations at Vicksburg, addressed to Lt. Col. Walter B. Scates.
    Howard, Oliver Otis, 1830-1908
    4 letters, 1867, as commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau.
    Howard, Robert V. W., d. 1875
    3 telegrams, 1865
    Hoyt, Charles Henry, d. 1897
    5 letters, 1865-1866. Letter of May 18, 1866 is copy of report re arms for Fenians, addressed to P. Ord.
    Hubbard, Richard Bennett, 1836-1901

    see Texas. Governor
    Humphreys, Andrew Atkinson, 1810-1883
    46 letters, 1864-1873. Aug. 24, 1864 telegram includes telegram from U. S. Grant.
    Humphreys, Benjamin Grubb, 1808-1882

    see Mississippi. Governor
    Hunt, Henry Jackson, 1819-1889
    7 telegrams, 1864-1865
    Hurlbut, Stephen Augustus, 1815-1882
    2 telegrams, 1862
    Hutchings, William Vincent, d. 1888
    2 telegrams, 1865

    I Miscellany

    Irwin, Richard Biddle, d. 1892
    Letter, Aug. 19, 1863, communicating orders from General Banks.

    See also Army orders in Box 8.

    I

    Ingalls, Rufus, 1820-1893
    26 telegrams, 1864-1865
    International and Great Northern Railroad Co.
    4 letters, 1878-1881, by H. M. Hoxie and R. S. Hayes, re Texas railroads.

    J Miscellany

    Jackson, Richard Henry, d. 1892
    Telegram, May 20, 1865
    Jefferds, M. R.
    Letter, Feb. 9, 1878, re U.S. consul Wilson at Matamoras.

    J

    James, William Levis
    9 telegrams, 1865
    Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 1850-1878

    see U.S. Quartermaster's Dept.
    Jones, James E.
    2 telegrams, 1865
    Jones, Roger, 1789-1852

    see U.S. Adjudant General's Office

    K Miscellany

    Kargé, Joseph, d. 1892
    Letter, Nov. 5, 1868
    Knight, John Henry
    Letter, Jan. 20, 1866

    K

    Kautz, August Valentine, 1828-1895
    14 letters, 1865

    See also Turner, John Wesley
    Kensel, George Amos, d. 1881
    9 letters, 1864. Sept. 4, includes copy of dispatch from D. B.Birney. Some sent for General Butler.
    Ketchum, William Scott, d. 1871

    see U.S. War Dept.
    Keyes, Erasmus Darwin, 1810-1895

    see Army orders in Box 8.

    L Miscellany

    Lamon, Ward Hill, 1828-1893
    Letter, Feb. 21, 1878
    Lawrence, Abram Burtt
    Telegram, Feb. 10, 1864
    Lee, Albert Lindley, 1834-1907
    Telegram, Sept. 24, 1863
    Lee, George Washington Custis, 1832-1913
    Letter, Jan. 10, 1865
    Leet, George Keller, d. 1881
    Telegram, Sept. 29, 1864
    Lockwood, Henry Hall, 1814-1899
    Telegram, Feb. 13, 1865
    Longstreet, James, 1821-1904
    Letter, May 9, 1865

    L

    Lathrop, Solon H., d. 1867
    7 telegrams, 1865
    Lawler, Michael K., ca. 1820-1882
    2 letters, 1862-1863. 1863 letter contains report of operations during expedition to Jackson, Miss. (July 1863).
    Lawrence, Samuel Betts
    27 letters, 1864. Mainly written for E. O. C. Ord. Copies.
    Lee, Samuel Perry, d. 1890
    2 letters, 1865
    Leggett, Mortimer Dormer, 1831-1896
    7 letters, 1862-1865
    Lincoln, Abraham, Pres. U.S., 1809-1865
    4 telegrams, 1865

    See also Bowers, Theodore Shelton.
    Ludlow, Benjamin Chambers, d. 1898
    10 telegrams, 1865. May 22, 1865, includes copy of dispatch from G. H. Gordon.

    M Miscellany

    McClure, Daniel, d. 1900
    Telegram, July 11, 1866
    Macfeely, Robert, ca. 1828-1901
    Telegram, May 31, 1866
    McKim, W. J.
    Letter, July 12, 1863, containing report of casualties near Jackson, Miss.
    Marston, Gilman, 1811-1890
    Letter, Aug. 29, 1864
    Mexico. Consulado San Francisco
    Letter, Nov. 9, 1869, by Isaac de Rivas.
    Mississippi. Governor
    Letter, Nov. 26, 1867, by B. G. Humphreys.
    Moffitt, R. E.
    Letter, Nov. 16-19, 1878, containing report from Santa Rosa, Mexico to Lt. Bullis.
    Montgomery, Alexander, d. 1893
    Telegram, Aug. 10, 1865
    Moorman, George
    Letter, Nov. 29, 1867, re troubles in Mississippi judicial system.
    Morrison, William Rails, 1825-1909
    Telegram, Sept. 26, 1862
    Morse, Augustus, d. 1888
    Telegram, Oct. 2, 1863

    M

    McClellan, Ely, d. 1893
    4 telegrams, 1864-1865
    McDonald, Alexander, 1832-
    3 letters, 1867-1870
    McCrary, George Washington, 1835-1890

    see U.S. War Dept.
    McCulloch, Hugh, 1808-1895

    see U.S. Treasury Dept.
    McDowell, Irvin, 1818-1885
    2 letters, 1862

    See also Schriver, Edmund.

    See also Army orders in Box 8.
    McKee, George Colin, 1836-1890
    2 letters, 1867
    Mackenzie, Ranald Slidell, 1840-1889
    2 telegrams to Theo. Read, 1865
    McPherson, James Birdseye, 1828-1864
    3 letters, 1862-1863

    See also 1863 v. in Box 7.
    Manning, Stephen Hart
    4 letters, 1865
    Maxey, Samuel Bell, 1825-1895
    9 letters, 1875-1880. Dec. 20, 1880 letter is copy. With it is file, including letter from Sherman, re bill for relief of E. O. C. Ord.

    See also U.S. Dept. of State.
    Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872
    23 telegrams, 1864-1865

    See also Weitzel, Godfrey.
    Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham, 1816-1892

    see U.S. Quartermaster's Dept.

    See also Belcher, John Hill, d. 1901.
    Michie, Peter Smith, 1839-1901
    5 telegrams, 1864-1865. Aug. 30, 1864 contains copy of dispatch from C. B. Comstock.
    Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925
    2 telegrams, 1863
    Montgomery, David L., d. 1868
    4 telegrams, 1866
    Morgan, Michael Ryan, 1833-1911
    3 letters, 1864-1865
    Morris, William Walton, 1801-1865
    5 telegrams, 1864
    Mulcahy, Thomas, d. 1893
    3 telegrams, 1865
    Murphy, Isaac, 1802-1882

    see Arkansas. Governor

    N

    Norton, Lemuel B., d. 1871
    10 letters, 1864-1865

    O Miscellany

    Ohio. Governor
    Telegram, Aug. 31, 1865, from Charles Anderson.

    See also Cox, Jacob Dolson.
    Ord, James L.
    Letter, Apr. 2, 1861

    O

    Oakes, James, 1826-1910
    15 telegrams, 1865-1866
    Ogden, William Butler, 1805-1877
    21 telegrams, 1865

    P Miscellany

    Palmer, John McAuley, 1817-1900
    Telegram, Jan. 18, 1866
    Parker, William A.
    Telegram, Jan. 23, 1865
    Patterson, Theodore Frelinghuysen
    Telegram, Sept. 1, [1864]
    Pickett, George Edward, 1825-1875
    Letter, n.d.
    Pierce, Henry Hubbard, d. 1883
    Letter, Jan. 23, 1865
    Pike, Albert, 1809-1891
    Letter, Jan. 15, 1867
    Pillow, Gideon Johnson, 1806-1878
    Telegram, Nov. 12, 1867
    Prentice, Samuel Oscar, 1850-1924
    Letter, May 2, 1878
    Price, George Frederic, d. 1888
    Letter, Mar. 18, 1876
    Price, Robert
    Telegram, July 11, 1864

    P

    Page, Henry
    4 letters, 1867
    Paine, Charles Jackson, 1833-1916
    3 telegrams, 1864
    Parke, John Grubb, 1827-1900
    10 letters, 1864-1865. Telegram of Jan. 29, 1865 includes copy of dispatch from General Wilcox.
    Parker, Ely Samuel, 1828-1895
    3 telegrams, 1864-1865. Some sent by order of General Grant.

    See also Army orders in Box 8.
    Partridge, Sylvester Bacon
    7 letters, 1864
    Patrick, Marsena Rudolph, 1811-1888
    3 telegrams, 1865
    Peirce, Luther Hills
    2 telegrams, 1865-1866
    Pierce, Henry Clay, d. 1927

    see Waters Pierce Oil Co.
    Piper, Alexander, d. 1902
    3 telegrams, 1864
    Pitcher, Thomas Gamble, 1824-1895
    15 telegrams, 1865-1866
    Platon, Nelson
    9 telegrams, 1865
    Pleasonton, Alfred, 1824-1897
    9 telegrams, 1865

    See also Freudenberg, Charles Godfrey
    Pope, John, 1822-1892
    2 telegrams, 1865-1866
    Porter, David Dixon, 1813-1891
    2 letters, 1867
    Porter, Horace, 1837-1921
    4 letters, 1864-1865. Letter of Feb. 13, 1865 encloses application for an issue of rations to teachers of colored schools, and comments on freedmen. With endorsements of Porter and G. J. Carney.
    Potter, Joseph Haydn, 1822-1892
    2 letters, 1865-1875. 1875 letter from Fort Brown, Texas, re situation in Matamoros.

    R Miscellany

    Ransom, Thomas Edward Greenfield, 1834-1864
    Letter, Aug. 6, 1863, to S. S. Seward.
    Reynolds, John Fulton, 1820-1863
    Letter, [1862?]
    Rice, Charles S.
    Copy of letter to R. Vance containing report on artillery action in engagement near Grand Coteau, La., Nov. 4, 1863
    Riggin, John, d. 1886
    Letter, by order of General Grant, n.d.
    Robinson, Harra
    Copy of report to Major Morgan on conversations with enemy officers, Nov. 5, 1863
    Rocha, Sóstenes, 1851-1897
    Letter, May 12, 1882
    Root, Adrian Rowe, d. 1899
    Telegram, July 12, 1864
    Ross, James Ritchie
    Copy of letter to Capt. R. M. Newport, written for E. O. C. Ord, July 14, 1864
    Russell, John C.
    Copy of letter to R. B. Hubbard re surrender of criminals and activities of General Canales, as well as news from Matamoros, Sept. 26, 1877
    Ryan, P. H.
    Complaint re handling of Indian affairs in California, Dec. 1, 1868

    R

    Radford, William, 1808-1890
    2 telegrams, 1864-1865
    Ramsey, Alexander, 1815-1903

    see U.S. War Dept.
    Rawlins, John Aaron, 1831-1869
    17 letters, 1862-1865

    See also Comstock, Cyrus Ballou; U.S. War Dept.

    See also 1863 v. in Box 7, and Army orders in Box 8.
    Read, Theodore, 1836-1865
    4 letters, 1865
    Ricketts, James Brewerton, 1817-1887
    3 letters, 1862-1864
    Robe, Charles Franklin, 1841-1910
    2 telegrams, 1866
    Roberts, Joseph, 1814-1898
    2 letters, 1865
    Rosecrans, William Starke, 1819-1898
    6 letters, 1862
    Ross, Leonard Fulton, 1823-1901
    11 letters, 1862
    Rutherford, George Valentine, d. 1876

    see U.S. Quartermaster's Dept.

    S Miscellany

    Scates, Walter Bennett, 1808-1887
    Telegram, July 6, 1865
    Schofield, John McAllister, 1831-1906
    Letter, May 20, 1865.

    See also Grant, Ulysses Simpson, and Army orders in Box 8.
    Sealy, Israel R., d. 1871
    Telegram, Sept. 28, 1864
    Sears, William H.
    Letter, Jan. 11, 1869, re Presidio boundaries.
    Sharpe, Alexander Brady, d. 1891
    Telegram, June 8, 1862
    Sherman, John, 1823-1900
    Letter, Jan. 1, 1861
    Shields, James, 1810-1879
    Letter, May 30, 1862
    Shunk, Francis John, d. 1867
    Telegram, May 20, 1865
    Sinclair, William
    Letter, Feb. 11, 1864, from Brownsville, Texas.

    See also Army orders in Box 8.
    Slack, James Richard, 1818-1881
    Report of activities in the siege of Vicksburg, addressed to Capt. J. E. Phillips, July 24, 1863
    Small, Michael Peter, 1831-1892
    Telegram, Feb. 27, 1865
    Smith, Andrew Jackson, 1815-1897
    Letter, Jan. 12, 1857
    Spencer, George Eliphaz, 1836-1893
    Letter, Dec. 10, 1877
    Stanton, David, d. 1871
    Telegram, Nov. 21, 1865
    Stevens, Aaron Fletcher, 1819-1887
    Copy of letter addressed to Capt. Tho. Reed, July 31, 1864.
    Strang, Edward Jenner, d. 1891
    Telegram, May 10, 1865
    Stratton, Franklin Asa, d. 1879
    Telegram, May 15, 1865
    Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874
    Letter, July 30, 1867

    S

    Sawyer, Roswell Miner, d. 1866
    6 telegrams, 1865-1866
    Schleicher, Gustave, 1823-1879
    4 letters, 1877-1878. Re Texas-Mexico relations. Also included is report of Schleicher re Díaz regime.
    Schriver, Edmund, 1812-1899
    17 letters, 1862-1864. Some written for General McDowell.

    See also Army orders in Box 8.
    Schuchard, William
    4 letters, 1874-1878. From Piedras Negras, reporting on Indian situation and on political affairs along the Mexican-Texan border. 1874 letter is copy.
    Scott, Thomas Alexander, 1823-1881

    see U.S. War Dept.
    Seward, Samuel Swayze, 1838-
    30 letters, 1864-1876. Some written for Gen. Ord. Some are copies. 2 memoranda included.

    See also Army orders in Box 8.
    Shaffer, John Wilson, d. 1870
    16 telegrams, 1864. Aug. 7 includes copy of dispatch from E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War; Aug. 25, from G. E. Pickett; Aug. 25-26, from Beauregard.
    Sharpe, George Henry, 1828-1900
    2 letters, 1865
    Shepley, George Forster, d. 1878
    5 letters, 1865
    Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888
    6 letters, 1864-1874

    See also Bowers, Theodore Shelton; Grant, Ulysses Simpson.
    Sherman, William Tecumseh, 1820-1891
    35 letters, 1864-1880. Letter of Mar. 10, 1866 is copy.

    See also Bowers, Theodore Shelton; Maxey, Samuel Bell.

    See also army orders in Box 8.
    Shurly, Edmund Richard Pitman
    2 telegrams, 1865
    Sigel, Franz, 1824-1902
    2 letters, 1864

    See also army orders in Box 8.
    Smith, Charles Henry, d. 1902
    10 letters, 1867. Letter of June 28 is copy. Relate to registration in Arkansas.
    Smith, Edward Worthington, d. 1883
    4 letters, 1864-1865

    See also army orders in Box 8.
    Spinner, Francis Elias, 1802-1890

    see U.S. Treasury Dept.
    Stanton, Edwin McMaster, 1814-1869

    see U.S. War Dept.

    See also Bowers, Theodore Shelton; Grant, Ulysses Simpson; Hardie, James Allen; Holt, Joseph; Shaffer, John Wilson.
    Stone, Charles Pomeroy, 1824-1887
    26 letters, 1863-1864. Also included is copy of undated memorandum.
    Suckley, George, 1830-1869
    4 letters, 1864-1865
    Sumner, Edwin Vose, 1835-1912
    9 letters, 1865
    Sweet, Benjamin Jeffrey, 1832-1874
    4 telegrams, 1865

    T Miscellany

    Tarbell, Jonathan, d. 1888
    Letter, July 20, 1867
    Tibbetts, J. M.
    Letter, Apr. 12, 1862, re registration in Arkansas.
    Tredegar Iron Works
    Letter, Dec. 15, 1860, offering services of the foundry to the Governor of Arkansas.
    Treviño, Gerónimo D., 1836-1913
    Letter, June 16, 1880

    See also U.S. Consulate, Monterrey, Mexico.
    Tyler, John, d. 1899
    Copy of letter to Col. G. W. Lee, Sept. 1, 1865

    T

    Telford, John Gilmer, d. 1873
    3 letters
    Terry, Alfred Howe, 1827-1890
    3 letters, 1864
    Texas. Governor
    2 letters, 1875-1877, by Richard Coke and R. B. Hubbard.
    Thomas, Charles William, d. 1882

    see U.S. Quartermaster's Dept.
    Townsend, Edward Davis, 1817-1893

    see U.S. Adjudant General's Office.

    See also army orders in Box 8.
    Turner, John Wesley, 1833-1899
    17 letters, 1864-1865. Letter of Aug. 3, 1864 is copy of report of action before Petersburg. Telegrams of Dec. 10 (2) include copies of dispatches from Kautz. Telegram of Mar. 2, 1865 includes copy of dispatch from J. B. Carr.

    See also Army orders in Box 8.
    Tyler, Erastus Barnard, 1822-1891
    2 telegrams, 1864

    U Miscellany

    U.S. Dept. of State
    Letter, May 3, 1880, by Willima M. Evarts Copy, addressed to S. B. Maxey and endorsed by Maxey.

    See also U.S. Consulate, Monterrey, Mexico.
    U S. Navy Dept.
    Telegram, Feb. 9, 1865, by G. Welles
    U.S. Pay Dept.
    Letter, Feb. 10, 1871, by Thos. H. Halsey

    U

    U.S. Adjudant General's Office
    101 letters, 1850-1884. By R. Jones, S. Cooper, S. Thomas, Samuel Breck, T. T. Eckert, E. D. Townsend, T. M. Vincent, R. C. Drum, and others.
    U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
    3 letters, 1855-1858, by A. D. Bache and Samuel Hein. 1855 letter is copy.
    U.S. Consulate. Monterrey, Mexico
    32 letters, 1864-1880, by M. M. Kimney, John Weber and Rudolph Dresil. 1864 letter is copy. Letters of Dec. 4, 1878, Oct. 29 and Dec. 22, 1879 include copy of letters from G. Treviño. Letter of May 26, 1879 is copy. Letter of Apr. 7, 1880 contains copy of letter from U.S. Consulate at Matamoros and from the U.S. Dept. of State.
    U.S. Quartermaster's Dept.
    9 letters, 1860-1875. By J. E. Johnston, M. C. Meigs, Charles Thomas, J. J. Dana, G. V. Rutherford. Letter of June 29, 1865 is copy.
    U.S. Treasury Dept.
    13 letters, 1850-1878, by James Guthrie, H. McCulloch, F. E. Spinner, C. Delano, and others. Letters of Jan. 4, 1855 and of Sept. 9, 1867 are copies.
    U.S. War Dept.
    33 letters, 1861-1886. Letters by Simon Cameron, E. M. Stanton, C. A. Dana, T. A. Scott, W. Scott Ketchum, L. C. Baker, Thos. T. Eckert, John A. Rawlins, W. W. Belknap, G. W. McCrary, A. Ramsey. Some are form letters. Letter of Feb. 24, 1880 is copy. Included is dossier of copies of telegrams on file in the War Record Office (from Grant and Bowers).

    See also U.S. Adjudant General's Office.

    V Miscellany

    Van Vliet, Frederick, d. 1891
    Telegram, Sept. 27, 186[4]
    Virginia, Governor
    Letter, June 5, 1865, by F. H. Peirpont.
    Vogdes, Israel, 1816-1881
    Telegram, Feb. 4, 1865.

    See also Army orders in Box 8.

    V

    Van Buren, Daniel Tompkins, d. 1890

    see Army orders in Box 8.
    Vincent, Thomas McCurdy, 1832-1909

    see U.S. Adjudant General's Office
    Voris, Alvin Coe
    2 letters, 1865, addressed to General N. M. Curtis.

    W Miscellany

    Wager, David Collin
    Telegram, May 21, 1865, by order of General Halleck.
    Warner, Andoniram Judson, 1834-1910
    Telegram to Col. O. H. Hart, Aug. 22, 1865
    Waters Pierce Oil Company
    Letter, July 6, 1881, by H. C. Pierce.
    Wheaton, Frank, 1833-1903
    Telegram, May 17, 1865
    Wheeler, George Montague, 1842-1905
    Letter, Feb. 24, 1876
    Whipple, Henry Carlomen, d. 1883
    Telegram, Mar. 17, 1865
    Wilder, Charles B., d. 1882
    Telegram, Feb. 24, 1865
    Wiley, Daniel Day, d. 1893
    Telegram, Feb. 2, 1865
    Willans, John
    Letter, June 22, 1865
    Winship, Oscar Fingal, d. 1855
    Copy of letter to F. O. Wyse, with endorsement by Ord, Feb. 10, 1852
    Woodward, George Abisha, 1835-1916
    Telegram, Jan. 8, 1866
    Woolley, John, d. 1873
    Letter, July 14, 1864

    W

    Walbridge, Charles Eliphalet
    5 telegrams, 1865
    Walker, David
    3 letters, 1867
    Wallace, Lewis, 1827-1905
    3 telegrams, 1864-1865. Apr. 20, 1865, includes copy of dispatch from General Grant.
    Wardwell, Edward Herbert
    2 letters, 1865
    Washburn, Cadwallader Colden, 1818-1882
    19 letters, 1863
    Webb, Alexander Stewart, 1835-1911
    4 letters, 1865
    Weber, John

    see U.S. Consulate. Monterrey, Mexico
    Webster, Ralph Cushing
    3 telegrams, 1865
    Weitzel, Godfrey, 1835-1884
    34 letters, 1864-1865. Telegram of April 13, 1865, includes copy of dispatch from General Meade.
    Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878

    see U.S. Navy Dept.
    West, Robert Mayhew, d. 1869
    2 telegrams, 1865
    White, Frank J., d. 1875
    5 telegrams, 1865
    Wilcox, James Andrew, d. 1891
    7 telegrams, 1865-1866

    See also Parke, John Grubb.
    Williams, Seth, 1822-1866
    9 telegrams, 1864
    Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875
    3 letters, 1867
    Winters, William Henry, d. 1880
    2 letters, 1869-1870. From Camp Bowie, Arizona Territory, containing reports on combat with Indians.
    Wisewell, Moses N., d. 1888
    3 telegrams, 1865
    Woodhull, Maxwell Van Zandt, 1843-1921
    8 letters, 1864. Mainly copies of letters written for Ord.
    Wright, Horatio Gouverneur, 1820-1899
    14 letters, 1865