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Title Letter to Lawrence Barrett, Fort Lincoln, Dacota [sic]
Author Custer, George Armstrong
Date 18 Feb 1875
Document Type Correspondence
Names Barrett, Laurence; McEnery, John; Kellogg, William Pitt
Region The Dakotas; Montana; Wyoming; Louisiana
Keywords carpetbaggers, Indian wars
Theme Native Americans
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "Letter dated 18 February 1873 from George Custer at Fort Lincoln to Laurence Barrett discussing reconstruction, politics in the South, the elections in Louisiana, his reading of military history and biographies (including a life of Daniel Webster, letters and speeches of Cromwell, Carlyle's French Revolution and a book on Napoleon), a possible expedition to the Yellowstone River ("a large tract of country of which nothing is now known" - "the trip will be a deightful one - full of interest to any man possessing a soul"), and life in the Dakota Territory ("we have heard some startling Indian rumours")."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 5134
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue