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Title Letter [manuscript]: Camp in Rush Valley, Utah Territory, to Col. D. Ruggles, 1859 June 12
Author Hill, Robert C.
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: June 12, 1859, letter to Bvt. Lieut. Col. Daniel Ruggles, also of the 5th Infantry, who was on sick leave of absence, 1859-1861, relaying camp news. Subjects discussed include mule thefts, local Indians requesting payment for grazing, dust at Camp Floyd, the possibility of the regiment remaining in the valley for the summer, and mail delivery problems. Hill also mentions the Salt Lake City postmaster’s departure and asks Ruggles to help a Mr. Anderson enter business.
Names Ruggles, Daniel (1810-1897)
Places Rush Valley, Utah, United States
Keywords Utah Expedition, army, battle, war, payment, encampment
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; Trade and Indian Economies
Culture Area Great Basin
Additional Information U.S. Military Academy graduate (1855) and second lieutenant, 5th Infantry (1855-1861), serving on the frontier with the Utah Expedition, 1857-1859.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 381
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue