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|Title||Letter [manuscript]: Frederick, Okla., to Whitelaw Sanders, Wamego, Kan., 1917 Oct. 11|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Description||From the Newberry Library Catalogue: October 11, 1917, letter from McCleary to Whitelaw Sanders, in response to a request for an autograph, containing McCleary’s reminiscences regarding the Cheyenne’s March, 1869, release of captives Anna Belle Morgan and Sarah C. White, who had been abducted in Kansas the previous year.|
|Names||White, Sarah C.; Morgan, Anna Belle; Foss, John C.; Sanders, Whitelaw|
|Places||Washita River, Oklahoma, Kansas, United States|
|Keywords||captive, captivity, capture, military, army, armed forces, hostility, war, warfare, attack, battle, soldiers, horse, women, chief, Indian War|
|Theme||Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the US Government|
|Tribe / Nation||Go to Tribes and Nations page|
|Culture Area||Great Plains|
Private in Company L of the 19th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment, which was called up by Gen. P.H. Sheridan Oct. 9, 1868, for six months to drive the Kiowa, Comanche, Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Apache to their reservations in the southwestern part of Indian Territory. The 19th participated with the 7th U.S. Cavalry in the campaign, which culminated in a March, 1869, expedition against Little Robe’s band of Cheyenne, who were forced to free two female captives: Anna Belle Morgan and Sarah C. White.
Also typed transcript of McCleary’s letter; on the verso is an undated typed copy of a letter from J.C. Foss regarding his Civil War service with the 22nd Maine Infantry (1862-1863) and with Company C of the Maine Infantry Coast Guards (1864-1865).
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||VAULT box Ayer MS 540|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|