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Title [Reminiscences]
Author Averell, William Woods
Date c.1890
Document Type Journal
Names Lincoln, Abraham; Douglass, Stephen
Region New Mexico
Keywords Native Americans, war, forts, Navajo, government
Theme Native Americans; Military Encounters
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "Averell was born in 1832, entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1851, was graduated four years later, and served at Jackson Barracks, Mo, for his first Army assignment. After training at the Cavalry School for Practice in Carlisle, Penna. he went to New Mexico in 1857 for field duty, and for the next two years was actively engaged in skirmishes with the Indians. He secured leave of absence because of wounds received and remained inactive until the Civil War. During that conflict he distinguished himself as a cavalry officer under McClellan, Sheridan, and Hooker, eventually recieving the rank of Brevet Brigadier General. In May 1865 he resigned from the Army and entered private life. His career as a manufacturer and engineer was successful. Toward the end of his life (he died in 1900) he started the present uncompleted reminiscences. The completed sections deal principally with his Army life in the Southwest."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 121
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue