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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG5115.AM:  T.G. Thompson



Letters:  1854; 1860-1861

California; Nebraska Territory:  Farmer; prospector; Civil War soldier

Size:  1 folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



T.G. Thompson was a farmer and prospector in California. He came to Nebraska Territory and enlisted to fight in the Civil War. This collection relates to his activities in California and Nebraska Territory as described in letters written to his family.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of letters, one dated March 11, 1854, and seven written between October 10, 1860, and July 5, 1861, describing Thompson’s farming activities in California and his intention to go prospecting. Most of the letters relate to his military service at Fort Kearny, Nebraska Territory. The letters include descriptions of Thompson’s health, his experiences with Native Americans, and his opinions of other soldiers.



DESCRIPTION



Letters, 1854, 1860-1861



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



California — History

Farmers — California

Farming

Fort Kearny (Neb. Territory)

Forts and fortifications — Nebraska Territory — Kearney

Indians of North America — Great Plains

Military facilities — Nebraska Territory — Kearney

Nebraska Territory — History

Prospectors

Soldiers

Thompson, T.G.

United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865



 



08-05-2009   Revised TMM/tmm