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Throckmorton, Charles Beaujoilais : Charles Beaujoilais Throckmorton letters, 1872-1880

Most of the letters are to Throckmortonís mother, Mary, in Washington (D.C.). In addition to his homesickness and hopes to relocate, he relates news and observations on Indian affairs. Two letters to Throckmortonís mother, dated 1877, are from David D. Porter, an admiral and head of the naval Board of inspection. Throckmorton saw active service in the Civil War primarily at Bull Run, Shiloh, Perryville and Stone River. Remaining a Major in the army, he was also active in the Indian Wars against the Nez Perceī, Bannock, Modoc and Paiute Indians, finally retiring in 1894. He is buried in Arlington Cemetary.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (11 letters in 1 folder)
Subjects: Indians and the West
Call Number: VAULT box Ayer MS 3249
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