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Title Letters [manuscript]: to Hon. Charles J. Faulkner, Chairman, Committee on Military Affairs, 1859 Jan. 24
Author Fuller, Alpheus G. (1822-1900)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written by Alpheus Fuller from the National Hotel in Washington (D.C.) on Jan 24, 1859 to Charles J. Faulkner, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia and chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs. In this letter Fuller describes the current state of affairs between the white settlers and the Sioux Indians in South Dakota. Due to the persistent hostilities on the part of the Indians in the Big Sioux River Valley according to Fuller, he urges the committee to recommend the establishment of a military post near Lake Preston. Shortly after Fuller’s recommendation, Camp Edwards was built in the vicinity.
Names Faulkner, Charles J. (1806-1884)
Places Lake Preston, Big Sioux River Valley, Camp Edward, South Dakota, Washington, D.C., United States
Keywords military, fort, army, government relations, white settlement, white settlers, hostility
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains
Additional Information Alpheus G. Fuller, hotel proprietor, was born in Scotland, Conn. in 1822. After moving to St. Paul, Minn. in 1850, Fuller built and owned a hotel in that city. In 1857 he joined in the founding of the first white settlement near Sioux Falls, S.D. Fuller remained in eastern South Dakota for the next three decades. He died in Connecticut in 1900.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 306
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue