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Title Letter [manuscript]: Washington, [D.C.], to John A. Rawlins, Secretary of War, [Washington, D.C.], 1869 Mar. 30
Author United States, War Department, Subsistence Department
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: March 30, 1869, letter from A.B. Eaton, U.S. army commissary general of subsistence, to John A. Rawlins, secretary of war, containing a statement made at the request of the commanding general of the army, W.T. Sherman, regarding the "extraordinary issues of Army Subsistence now being currently made to the Indians." With the intention of relieving the army of the duty by the end of the fiscal year, Eaton reports that the Subsistence Dept. was feeding 14,259 Indians at the monthly cost of $16,048.24. There are also comments contained in lengthy endorsements by the secretary of war’s office and by W.T. Sherman.
Names Eaton, Amos Beebe (1806-1877); Rawlins, John Aaron (1831-1869); Sherman, William Tecumseh (1820-1891)
Places Washington, D.C., United States
Keywords subsistence, armed forces, expenses, supplies, Battle of Washita River, US Civil War, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast, Great Plains
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 906
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue