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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1250.AM:  Cornelius S. Munhall, 1847-1938



Papers:  1860s-1938

Arnold, Custer County, Nebraska:  Homesteader, Civil War soldier

Size:  One folder



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



Cornelius S. Munhall was a Civil War veteran who homesteaded near Arnold, Nebraska. This collection relates to his service during the Civil War and to frontier battles between the United States military and Native Americans. The manuscript portion of the collection consists of poems and manuscripts written by Munhall about his experiences in the Civil War and as a scout working with the 7th U.S. Cavalry. He wrote extensively about the Battle of the Washita and on pensions for Civil War veterans and widows. Also included is information Munhall copied from a merchant’s journal from Kearney, Nebraska, ca. 1860s. It provides information on prices of goods, names of local residents, and officers at Fort Kearny.



The photo component of the collection [RG1250.PH] consists of four photographic prints showing men in Union uniforms during the Civil War. The men are identified as doctors Willie, McClellan, and Frazer, and Captain Murphy of the First Nebraska.



INVENTORY



Poems and manuscripts relating to the Civil War



 



Subject headings:



Fort Kearny (Nebraska)

Indians of North America

Kearney (Nebraska)

Military pensions

Munhall, Cornelius S., 1847-1938

Pensions

Prices — Nebraska

United States Army. Illinois Volunteer. 26th Infantry

United States Army. 7th Cavalry

United States History — Civil War, 1861-1865

Veterans’ rights

Washita River, Battle of



 



Revised TMM         07-24-2009