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Title Letter [manuscript]: Fort Leavenworth, to Adjutant General of the Utah forces, 1858 July 4
Author Johnston, Joseph Eggleston (1807-1891)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written by Joseph E. Johnston from Fort Leavenworth (July 4, 1858) to the Adjutant General of the Utah forces. In this letter Johnston reports that the 5th column of Utah forces, with companies commanded by Majors Reynolds and Whiting, have been inspected and are ready to march. Included are details regarding the number of officers and enlisted men in each company, the type of arms carried by the soldiers, and the amount of subsistence stores and baggage wagons available to transport the troops.
Names Reynolds, John Fulton (1820-1863)
Places Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
Keywords army, soldiers, weapon, fort, Utah Expedition, military, expedition
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Great Plains
Additional Information Joseph E. Johnston, U. S. military officer and Confederate general, was acting inspector-general at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for the Utah expedition of 1858. During this period Fort Leavenworth was the main depot and cavalry supply station for military posts in the West.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 460
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue