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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3016.AM:  Reuben Holmes, 1800-1833



Papers (on microfilm):  1823-1872; mostly 1823-1833

Fort Atkinson, Washington County, Neb.:  Soldier

Size:  1 reel of microfilm



BACKGROUND NOTE



Reuben Holmes was born in Connecticut and in 1819 was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy, graduating fourth in his class in June of 1823. In July of that year he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Sixth Infantry. He served with the Sixth Infantry at Fort Atkinson, Nebraska, where he was made post Quartermaster. His promising career was cut short by his death in 1833.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one reel of negative microfilm approximately 15 feet long, containing: personal letters from fellow officers, 1823-1831; miscellany, 1824-1833; letters from General Henry Atkinson, 1828-1832; court martial papers, commissions; letters from J.A. Hook, 1830-1833; and Frederick G. Holmes, Indian agent papers, 1871-1872. The bulk of the material consists of letters to Reuben Holmes relating to campaigns, fellow officers, and the military in general. The Frederick G. Holmes papers relate to his service as agent for the Yankton Sioux in 1872, and include a short dictionary of English and Sioux words.



Note:  See also the Frederick G. Holmes papers [RG2735.AM] for additional materials.



DESCRIPTION



Reel 1



Papers, 1823-1833; 1871-1872



 


ADDED ENTRIES:

Atkinson, Henry, 1782-1842

Fort Atkinson (Neb.)

Holmes, Frederick G., 1827-1875

Holmes, Reuben, 1800-1833

Indian agents and agencies

Indians of North America — Language

United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 6th

Yankton Indian Agency



 



HEK/jc   02-18-1966

Revised TMM   06-26-2009

Encoded TMM   05-06-2010