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Title Letter [manuscript]: Frederick, Okla., to Whitelaw Sanders, Wamego, Kan., 1917 Oct. 11
Author McCleary, Robert
Document Type Correspondence
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
Culture Area Great Plains
Additional Information

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