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Box 1

Ord, Edward Otho Cresap: Outgoing letters, 1852-1881. Arranged chronologically.

Box 2-6

Incoming letters, A-Z

Box 7

Letterbooks, 1865-1876

Physical Description: (2 v.)
 

Copies of telegrams sent and received, 1863-1866

Physical Description: (3 items)

Scope and Content Note

1863 v. also includes copies of messages received from Grant, P. J. Osterhaus, J. B. McPherson, John A. Rawlins, N. G. Hunt, F. J. Herron, W. L. Duff, J. G. Lamman and J. H. Wilson.
 

Diaries, 1850-1856

Physical Description: (3 v.)

Additional Note

Includes description of voyages to California, 1850 and 1853, via Panama; some accounts; a will dated Oct. 30, 1850; activities in coast survey in vicinity of San Pedro, Calif., 1853-1855; battles against Rogue River Indians of Oregon, 1856; will, dated Mar. 23, 1856; copy of report of Rogue River expedition, Mar. 28, 1856.
Please use photocopy of diaries; volume with collection.
 

v. 1: 1850-Feb. 1854

 

v. 2: Mar. 1854-1855

 

v. 3: 1856-Mar. 1857

Box 8

Army orders, 1851-1881

Scope and Content Note

Included are orders by Col. Gates, Maj. Wyse, Maj. Rains, Maj. Haller, Maj. Gen. Wool, Col. Wright, E. O. C. Ord, R. C. Buchanan, E. D. Keyes, Capt. Vogdes, Gen. Sumner, Capt. Roberts, Maj. Gen. McClellan, Maj. Gen. McDowell, E. Schriver, U. S. Grant, E. D. Townsend, Maj. Gen. Halleck, Dix, Maj. Gen. Banks, Maj. Gen. Sigel, Maj. Gen. Butler, W. T. Sherman, Alvan C. Gillem, Maj. Gen. Schofield, C. C. Augur.
Signatures of: J. F. Quinly, Alex Piper, E. D. Keyes, Henry C. Hodges, St. Clair Dearing, John W. Turner, George P. Ihrie, J. G. Chandler, W. W. MacKall, R. C. Drum, Samuel Breck, John Rawlins, S. S. Seward, L. Thomas, D. T. Van Buren, E. D. Townsend, T. S. Bowers, J. S. Crosby, G. Norman Leiber, Wm. Sinclair, Richard B. Irwin, T. Melvin, E. S. Parker, George K. Leet, Ed. W. Smith, C. H. Whittelsey, H. B. Scott, W. A. Nichols, O. D. Greene, R. C. Drum
 

Accounts, 1853-1871, for U.S. Coast Survey and army

 

Accounts, personal, 1855-1882

 

Casualty lists, 1863-1865; deserter lists, 1865; undated lists

 

Maps

 

Miscellaneous army papers - agreements, court martials etc.

 

Miscellaneous miscellany

Box 9

Papers of Edward Otho Cresap Ord, Jr.

 

Outgoing letters, 1883-1897

 

Incoming letters, A-Z

 

Army orders and circulars, 1880-1885

 

Quartermaster forms and receipts, 1883-1895

 

Personal accounts, 1884-1897

 

Miscellaneous. Included is diary of military camping expedition, Sept. 29-Oct. 8, 1890

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