• Four Military Documents List Deaths Caused By Native Americans, Trainings, Confinements

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    A group of four military documents dating from around the time of the Second Seminole War (1839-1842) and the Mexican-American War (1846-1848).  All four are of varying sizes, dating from 1834-1849, and include a signed letter, general orders, two military records.  Includes:


    1.   General Orders No. 25 signed O.F. Winship A.A.G. One page, 7 3/4 x 9 3/4, Troy, New York, September 13, 1849. Instructing that three officers of the 3rd Artillery be sent to Fort Adams for instruction in the school of the battalion.

    2.   Autograph Letter Signed, H.H. Dyer.  One page, 7 3/4 x 9 3/4, Marcy, May 12, 1834. Responding to a letter from Maj. Gen. F.E. Spinner concerning their old general. “I have only to say I dined with the Old Gen.”

    3.   1st Infantry Fort Scott Post Return signed John W.B. and O.F. Winship A.A.G.  2 pp, 9 1/4 x 23, Fort Scott, dated Ca. September 1843. A partially printed form sheet detailing the men of the company, including name, rank, duty, leave, remarks, etc., and including two instances of men being wounded or killed by encounters with Native Americans, a listing of men who are in confinement. Numerous details, this is likely the most important document in the grouping.

    4.   Clothing Allowance for U.S. Army. One page, 7 x 15 3/4, no place, undated. Entitled, “Table specifying the money value of clothing allowed to the Army of the United States” for years 1-5. The document states “The allowance to Volunteer troops is at the rate of $42 per annum.”

    All have flattened folds with some separations in places. Varying amounts of toning, soiling and foxing. Scattered staining to the 1st Infantry Fort Scott Post Return.  Still a wonderful document. Overall very good condition.


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