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Finding Aid to the Emit A. Kirkendall Papers MSA.33
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Description
Emit Akins Kirkendall (1878 June 1 - 1958 January 23) was a Spanish-American War veteran, an inventor of agricultural tools, and a real estate agent in Baker, Oregon. His collection of papers, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia span from 1899-1977 and document his military and real estate careers, as well as personal and family history. The military photographs in this collection document the United States military experience in the Philippines from 1899-1901.
Background
Emit A. Kirkendall (1878 June 1 - 1958 January 23) was born in Hamden, Ohio, but lived most of his life in Baker, Oregon, now called Baker City, Oregon. Kirkendall was a member of Troop G of the Fourth Regiment of Cavalry of the United States Army, which was the first regiment of American ground forces sent to defend Manila during the Spanish-American War. The first troops were sent in 1898, but the horses of the Cavalry were accidentally sent to Hawaii. Troops E, I, and K used Filipino horses and fought to capture Malolos. Kirkendall in Troop G, along with Troops C and L, campaigned under Major General Lawton to capture Santa Cruz, Philippines. In late 1899, General Lawton moved the entire 4th Regiment north to capture then-Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo. Lawton was killed on that leg of the journey, but by early 1901, the U.S. forces were reassigned to pacification duties in the Philippines. Kirkendall’s unit left Manila on 1901 July 4, and by September 1901, the entire Fourth Regiment returned to the United States. Kirkendall was discharged in 1902 and returned to his home in Ohio.
Extent
3.6 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. A box list is available from library staff.