The personal papers belonging to Samuel Derrick Webster, Civil War soldier and Indian Agent, and Joseph Witherspoon Cook,
missionary to the Yankton Sioux
Samuel Derrick Webster was born in Virginia in 1845. Webster enlisted in Company D of the 13th Regiment of the Massachusetts
Volunteer Infantry. After the war, Webster studied the law and was admitted to the bar in 1868. He moved to Wyoming where
he practiced law, ran a newspaper and later became Indian Agent for the Yankton Sioux. He moved to St. Louis and worked for
the railroads; he died there in 1928.
102 pieces in 4 boxes
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