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Finding Aid to the Edward Otho Cresap Ord Papers, 1850-1883

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 479

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Edward Otho Cresap Ord papers
Date: 1850-1883
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 479
Creator: Ord, Edward Otho Cresap, 1818-1883
Extent: 9 boxes Number of microfilm reels: 2 3.6 linear feet 6 digital objects (16 images)
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Biography

Edward Otho Cresap Ord, born in Cumberland, Maryland in 1818, descended from a family of military forebears. His mathematical ability early won for him an appointment to West Point, from which he graduated in 1839. For his first assignment, with the third artillery, he fought the Seminole Indians in Florida in 1840. In 1847 he was sent around the Horn to California, where he aided in maintaining order in Monterey, was made a captain in 1850, and in 1854 married Mary Mercer Thompson. From 1850 he participated in the coast survey, working mainly in the vicinity of San Pedro, California. He led a successful campaign against the Rogue River Indians of Oregon in 1856, and later against the Spokane Indians of Washington.
At the beginning of the Civil War, Ord was stationed at the San Francisco Presidio, He was soon ordered east, defended Washington, D. C. from November 1861 to May 1862, and then headed the Army of Tennessee, taking part in the battle at Iuka, Mississippi. He was wounded while driving back Confederate troops at Hatchie. From June to October 1863, he led the Army of Western Louisiana. In March 1864 he campaigned against Staunton, Virginia and later led operations against Richmond. He was again wounded at the capture of Fort Harrison. He commanded the Army of the James and the Department of North Carolina from January 8, 1865, and actively assisted in the battle of Petersburg, Virginia.
After the war, Ord was sent to various posts - Ohio, Arkansas, California, and Texas. He was retired with the rank of major general in 1880, and while on his way from New York to accept a position as engineer for the construction of a railroad in Mexico, fell ill with yellow fever, dying at Havana, Cuba, when taken ashore, on July 22, 1883.

Scope and Content

This collection of papers was given to the Bancroft Library by Miss Ellen Ord, the diaries in 1922, and the remainder of the material in 1956. The papers contain correspondence, primarily of a military nature; accounts relating to the Coast Survey and to the Army; Army orders and circulars; 3 diaries, 1850-1856; and a few miscellaneous papers. The collection deals to a large extent with the Civil War period, but also touches upon other phases of the General's career, particularly post-Civil War Arkansas and Texas during disturbances in the Rio Grande area. Also included is a small portion of papers of his son, Edward Otho Cresap Ord, Jr., who followed a military career.

Partial List of Correspondents

A Miscellany

Abel, William H.
Telegram reporting on General Ames' activities, Aug. 25, 1864.
Alexander, Barton Stone, 1819-1878
Letter, Sept. 20, 1869, concerning limits of the reservation at Peninsula Island and other reservations in the Bay of San Francisco.
Ammen, Daniel, 1819-1898
Letter, Apr. 19, 1877
Andrews, George Lippitt, 1828-1920
Telegram, Aug. 4, 1865
Arkansas. Governor
Telegram, Apr. 26, 1867, by Isaac Murphy.
Arnold, Richard, 1828-1882
Copy of letter, Oct. 13, 1863
Associated Pioneers of the Territorial Days of California
Letter, Jan. 12, 1881, by Francis D. Clark, Secretary.

A

Abbott, Henry L.
3 telegrams, 1864
Abell, C. C.
2 letters, 1864-1865. 1864 letter forwards statement re strength of 18th army corps.
Ames, Adelbert, 1835-
4 letters, 1864. Letter of Aug. 2, is copy, containing report of operations of July 30, 1864.
Atchison, Charles B., d. 1876
7 telegrams, 1865-1866

B Miscellany

Bacon, Cyrus, d. 1868
Telegram, July 12, 1864
Baird, Absolom, 1824-1905
Letter, July 23, 1867
Barnes, Joseph K., 1817-1883
Telegram, Feb. 27, 1866
Barry, William Farquhar, 1818-1879
Telegram, June 8, 1866
Barthowomew, William H., d. 1874
Telegram, Nov. 25, 1867
Belcher, John Hill, d. 1901
Letter, Mar. 12, 1875, enclosing copy of letter from U.S. Quartermaster's Dept. by M. C. Meigs.
Belknap, William Worth, 1829-1890
Telegram, July 29, 1865.

See also U.S. War Dept.
Bell, Louis, 1836-1865
Copy of report of action of July 30 before Petersburg, Va., Aug. 3, 1864.
Binney, Amos, d. 1880
Telegram, May 19, 1865
Birney, William, 1819-1907
Letter, Apr. 4, 1865
Brice, Benjamin William, 1809-1892
Telegram, May 18, 1865

See also Curtis, Newton Martin
Brooks, Horace, 1814-1894
Letter, May 21, 1866, to L. Thomas.
Burnham, Hiram, d. 1864
Copy of letter addressed to Major William Russell, containing report on operations of July 29-30, July 31, 1864.
Burwell, Armistead, 1839-1913
Telegram, Nov. 20, 1867

B

Babcock, Orville Elias, 1835-1884
5 letters, 1865-1867
Bache, Alexander Dallas, 1806-1867

see U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895
2 letters, 1867
Baker, La Fayette Curry, 1826-1868

see U.S. War Dept.
Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894
2 letters, 1863-1864

See also Irwin, Richard Biddle.

See also Army orders in Box 8.
Belcher, A. F.
2 letters, 1865, concerning enemy' s movements at Dutch Flat.
Bernard, Reuben Frank
2 letters, 1869-1870, to Lt. Col. Thomas Dunn, including reports from Arizona Territory. 1870 letter is copy.
Biddle, Henry Jonathan, d. 1862
2 letters, 1862
Birney, David Bell, 1825-1864
22 telegrams, 1864.

See also Davis, Robert S.; Kensel, George Amos.
Bowers, Theodore Shelton, 1832-1866
36 telegrams, 1864-1865. Aug. 1, 1864 contains copy of dispatch from Sherman; Aug. 9, 1864, copy of dispatch from Sherman; Aug. 24, from Sheridan; Sept. 3, from H. H. Slocum; Feb. 16, 1865, from A. Lincoln; Feb. 22, from E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War; Mar. 8, 1865, from Sheridan. Many sent by order of General Grant.

See also U.S. War Dept.

See also Army orders in Box 8.
Bradley, George W., d. 1882
4 telegrams, 1865
Breck, Samuel, 1834-

see U.S. Adjudant General's Office.

See also Army orders in Box 8.
Brown, Hugh Gibson, d. 1901
5 letters, 1864-1881
Brown, Orlando
2 telegrams, 1865
Burbridge, Stephen Gano, 1831-1894
4 letters, 1863
Burnett, Henry Lawrence, 1838-1916
4 telegrams, 1865
Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881
10 letters, 1864
Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893
22 letters, 1864-1865

See also Kensel, George Amos.

See also any orders in Box 8.

C Miscellany

Caldwell, Henry Clay, 1832-1915
Letter, Aug. 2, 1867.

See also Emerick, J. H.
California State Telegraph Company
Letter, July 30, 1869, by James Gamble.
Canales, Servando
Letter, Mar. 17, 1880, from Matamoros, re frontier relations and railroad construction.
Canby, Edward Richard Sprigg, 1817-1873
Letter, Dec. 2, 1849
Catlin, Lynde, d. 1901
Letter, July 11, 1864. Copy of letter written for E. O. C. Ord.
Claiborne, John Francis Hamtramck, 1809-1884
Letter, Dec. 4, 1867, to Judge Hill.
Coan, William B.
Copy of report to Capt. J. R. Sealy re activity of July 29-30 in vicinity of Petersburg, Va., Aug. 5, 1864.
Cole, George W., d. 1875
Telegram, Mar. 5, 1865
Comstock, Alden H., d. 1891
Telegram, Jan. 28, 1865
Cullen, Edgar Montgomery, 1843-1922
Copy of letter addressed to Capt. Read, July 31, 1864.
Cullum, George Washington, 1809-1892
Telegram, Sept. 27, 1863

C

Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

see U.S. War Dept.
Carney, George James
3 letters, 1865

See also Porter, Horace
Carr, Joseph Bradford, 1828-1895
2 letters, 1864-1865. 1864 letter is copy of report to Major W. Russel re activity of his command on July 30, 1864.

See also Turner, John Wesley.
Chambers, Alexander, ca. 1832-1888
2 telegrams, 1862
Chandler, John Gorham
6 letters, 1856-1863
Clark, Francis D.

see Associated Pioneers of the Territorial Days of California
Cochrane, William Henry Dearborn
2 letters, 1865
Coffin, Edward Winslow
4 telegrams, 1865
Coke, Richard, 1829-1897

see Texas. Governor
Comstock, Cyrus Ballou, 1831-1910
8 telegrams, 1864-1865. Jan. 17, 1865 includes copy of dispatch by J. A. Rawlins. Some sent by order of Gen. Grant.

See also Michie, Peter Smith.
Conner, Phineas Sanborn, 1839-1909
2 letters, 1864, containing reports on medical conditions of troops in Texas.
Constable, Nathaniel S., d. 1880
3 telegrams, 1863
Cook, John 1825-1910
2 telegrams, 1865
Cooper, Samuel, 1793-1876

see U.S. Adjudant General's Office
Couch, Darius Nash, 1822-1897
6 telegrams, 1864
Coughlin, John
8 letters, 1865
Cox, Jacob Dolson, 1828-1900
20 letters, 1865-1866. Some written as Governor of Ohio. Letter of Mar. 2, 1866 re Erdman case is copy.
Crocker, Marcellus Monroe, 1830-1865
4 telegrams, 1862
Crosby, John Schuyler, 1839-1914
2 letters, 1863. Both letters include copies of dispatches from Maj. Gen. W. B. Franklin.

See also Army orders in Box 8.
Curry, James, d. 1889
2 letters, 1865
Curtis, Newton Martin, 1835-1910
3 letters, 1864-1865. Letter of Aug. 3, 1864, re action of his brigade in battle before Petersburg, Va., is copy. Telegram of June 6, 1865 includes copy of dispatch from Brice.

D Miscellany

Davis, Reuben, 1813-1890
Copy of letter re condition of freedmen, Dec. 27, 1867.
De Leon, David Camden, 1822-1872
Copy of letter, Aug. 2, 1852
Devin, Thomas Casimer, 1822-1878
Letter, Nov. 8, 1869. For enclosure, see Winter folder.
Dull, A. J.
Letter, Oct. 14, 1878, re constructing railroad from Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande.
Duryée, Abram, 1815-1890
Letter, June 4, 1862

D

Dana, Charles Anderson, 1819-1897

see U.S. War Dept.
Dana, James Jackson, d. 1898

see U.S. Quartermaster's Dept.
Dana, Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh, 1822-1905
7 letters, 1864. From Matagorda, re U.S. troops' activities in Texas. Letter of Jan. 22 is copy. Some addressed to Lt. Col. W. B. Scates. Feb. 15 letter is incomplete.
Davies, Thomas Alfred, 1809-1899
2 letters, 1862
Davis, Edmund Jackson, 1827-1883
2 letters, 1864-1875. 1864 letter contains report on cavalry forces at Brownsville, Texas. 1875 letter re situation along the Rio Grande, is addressed to W. Belknap, Secretary of War.
Davis, George Whitefield, 1839-1918
2 letters, 1865
Davis, Robert S
20 letters, 1864. Aug. 29 telegram includes copy of dispatch from D. B. Birney. Some sent for Birney.
Delano, Colombus, 1809-1896

see U.S. Treasury Dept.
Dent, Frederick Tracy, 1822-1892
2 letters, 1865
Devens, Charles, 1820-1891
11 letters, 1865-1877
Dillingham, Lucius A.
3 letters, 1865
Dix, John Adams, 1798-1879

see Army orders in Box 8
Drum, Richard Coulter, 1825-1909

see U.S. Adjudant General's Office.

See also Army orders in Box 8.
Duane, James Chatham, 1824-1897
2 letters, 1865
Dull, James J.
2 letters, 1878-1880, re construction of railroad in Texas.

E Miscellany

Evans, Andrew Wallace
Letter, Jan. 24, 1865
Evans, George Washington, d. 1896
Telegram, July 11, 1864, to Gen. Wallace.

E

Eaton, Amos Beebe, 1806-1877
3 telegrams, 1865
Eckert, Thomas Thompson, 1825-1910

see U.S. War Dept. and U.S. Adjudant General's Office
Emerick, J. H.
4 telegrams, 1865. Apr. 29 contains copy of dispatch by A. H. Caldwell.
Este, William Milder, d. 1900
9 letters, 1864
Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-

see U.S. Dept. of State

F Miscellany

Forsyth, Lewis Cass, d. 1902
Telegram, Aug. 6, 1866
Foster, Robert Sandford, 1834-1903
Telegram, Dec. 24, 1867
Freudenberg, Charles Godfrey, d. 1885
Telegram, Dec. 8, 1865, sent by order of Maj. General Pleasanton.

F

Ferrero, Edward, 1831-1899
26 telegrams, 1865
Foster, John Watson, 1836-1917
5 letters, 1877-1880, written while U.S. Minister to Mexico.
Franklin, William Buel, 1823-1903
2 letters, 1863

See also Crosby, John Schuyler.
French, William Henry, 1815-1881
3 letters, 1864
Fry, James Barnet, 1827-1894
2 letters, 1865-1872

G Miscellany

Galvan, Jeremiah
Letter, Aug. 21, 1878, from Brownsville, Texas.
Garrard, Jeptha, 1858-1915
Telegram, Mar. 8, 1865
Gentry, William D.
Telegram, July 11, 1864, describing Civil War skirmish.
Goldsborough, Jacob Loockerman.
Copy of letter written for Ord, July 12, 1864
Gordon, James, 1833-1912
Letter, Sept. 19, 1862, to Col. Leggett.
Gordon, John Brown, 1832-1904
Letter, Apr. 9, 1865
Green, John, 1825-1908
Report from Arizona Territory, Dec. 4, 1869
Grier, William Nicholson, 1812-1885
Letter, Aug. 18, 1870

G

Gamble, James

see California State Telegraph Company
Gibbon, John, 1827-1896
41 letters, 1865
Gilchrist, A.
5 telegrams, 1865, mainly re prisoners.
Gillem, Alvan Cullom, 1830-1875
2 telegrams, 1867

See also Army orders in Box 8.
Gordon, George Henry, 1825-1886
38 telegrams, 1865. Apr. 6 includes copy of dispatch from E. V. Sumner. June 9 is incomplete.

See also Ludlow, Benjamin Chambers.
Graham, Charles Kinnaird, 1824-1889
15 telegrams, 1865. Feb. 14 incomplete.
Grant Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885
154 letters, 1862-1867. Telegram of Sept. 21, 1864 includes copy of telegram from E. M. Stanton, Sec. of War, enclosing dispatch from John D. Stevenson; Feb. 21, 1865 includes copy of telegram from O. A. Gilmore re fall of Charleston, S.C.; Mar. 3, telegram from E. M. Stanton; Mar. 14, from J. M. Schofield; Apr. 5, 1865 includes copy of dispatch from P. H. Sheridan; letter of Dec. 6, 1866 is copy; Dec. 10, 1867, is copy of extract from telegram.

See also Bowers, Theodore Shelton; Comstock, Cyrus Ballou; Humphreys, Andrew Atkinson; Parker, Ely Samuel; Riggin, John; U.S. War Dept.; Wallace, Lewis.

See also 1863 v. in Box 7, and Army orders in Box 8.
Greene, Oliver Duff, 1833-
3 telegrams, 1867

See also Army orders in Box 8.
Gregg, John Irvin, 1826-1892
9 letters, 1865
Guthrie, James, 1792-1869

see U.S. Treasury Dept.

H Miscellany

Hains, Peter Conover, 1840-1921
Letter, July 2, 1863, to Walter B. Scates.
Harrison, Pixey R.
Letter, Oct. 10, 1870. Also signed by L. D. Latimer, U.S. attorney, re litigation concerning Presidio boundaries.
Haynie, Isham Nicholas, 1824-1868
Letter, [Sept. 24?], 1862
Henry, Guy Vernor, 1839-1899
Copy of letter addressed to Capt. T. Read, reporting on operations of July 29-30, around Petersburg, Va., July 31, 1864.
Hill, Bennett Hoskin, d. 1886
Letter, July 1, 1865, to Lt. Col. O. H. Hart.
Hillyer, William Silliman, 1831-1874
Letter, [Sept.] 23, 1862
Holabird, Samuel Beckley, 1890-1907
Copy of letter to Capt. N. S. Constable, containing orders for Constable to go to Matagorda Bay, and concerning activities of ships and troops there, Dec. 8, 1863.
Hough, Alfred Lacey, 1826-1908
Letter, Apr. 20, 1870

H

Halleck, Henry Wager, 1816-1872
12 letters, 1863-1865. Mainly telegrams.

See also Wager, David Collin.

See also Army orders in Box 8.
Halsey, Thomas Helmes, d. 1877

see U.S. Pay Dept.
Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886
3 telegrams, 1864
Hardie, James Allen, 1823-1876
10 telegrams, 1864-1865. Some by order of the Secretary of War, E. M. Stanton.
Harris, William Hamilton, d. 1895
3 letters, 1864
Hart, Orson H., d. 1874
2 telegrams, 1865
Hartsuff, George Lucas, 1830-1874
27 telegrams, 1865
Heckman, Charles Adam, 1822-1896
13 telegrams, 1864-1865
Henry, William Wirt
6 telegrams, 1864
Herron, Francis Jay, 1837-1902
3 letters, 1863-1864. Letter of Feb. 11, 1864, contains report on the Rio Grande frontier, written at Brownsville, Texas.

See also 1863 v. in Box 7.
Hicks, J. C.
2 telegrams, 1865
Hill, Robert Andrews, 1811-1900
8 letters, 1867. Letter of Aug. 8 is copy.
Hoffman, William, 1807-1884
3 telegrams, 1865
Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894
3 telegrams, 1865-1866. As Judge Advocate General. Some by order of the Secretary of War.
Hooker, Joseph, 1814-1879
3 telegrams, 1858-1865
Hovey, Alvin Peterson, 1821-1891
6 letters, 1863-1865. July 5, 1863 is report on operations at Vicksburg, addressed to Lt. Col. Walter B. Scates.
Howard, Oliver Otis, 1830-1908
4 letters, 1867, as commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau.
Howard, Robert V. W., d. 1875
3 telegrams, 1865
Hoyt, Charles Henry, d. 1897
5 letters, 1865-1866. Letter of May 18, 1866 is copy of report re arms for Fenians, addressed to P. Ord.
Hubbard, Richard Bennett, 1836-1901

see Texas. Governor
Humphreys, Andrew Atkinson, 1810-1883
46 letters, 1864-1873. Aug. 24, 1864 telegram includes telegram from U. S. Grant.
Humphreys, Benjamin Grubb, 1808-1882

see Mississippi. Governor
Hunt, Henry Jackson, 1819-1889
7 telegrams, 1864-1865
Hurlbut, Stephen Augustus, 1815-1882
2 telegrams, 1862
Hutchings, William Vincent, d. 1888
2 telegrams, 1865

I Miscellany

Irwin, Richard Biddle, d. 1892
Letter, Aug. 19, 1863, communicating orders from General Banks.

See also Army orders in Box 8.

I

Ingalls, Rufus, 1820-1893
26 telegrams, 1864-1865
International and Great Northern Railroad Co.
4 letters, 1878-1881, by H. M. Hoxie and R. S. Hayes, re Texas railroads.

J Miscellany

Jackson, Richard Henry, d. 1892
Telegram, May 20, 1865
Jefferds, M. R.
Letter, Feb. 9, 1878, re U.S. consul Wilson at Matamoras.

J

James, William Levis
9 telegrams, 1865
Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 1850-1878

see U.S. Quartermaster's Dept.
Jones, James E.
2 telegrams, 1865
Jones, Roger, 1789-1852

see U.S. Adjudant General's Office

K Miscellany

Kargé, Joseph, d. 1892
Letter, Nov. 5, 1868
Knight, John Henry
Letter, Jan. 20, 1866

K

Kautz, August Valentine, 1828-1895
14 letters, 1865

See also Turner, John Wesley
Kensel, George Amos, d. 1881
9 letters, 1864. Sept. 4, includes copy of dispatch from D. B.Birney. Some sent for General Butler.
Ketchum, William Scott, d. 1871

see U.S. War Dept.
Keyes, Erasmus Darwin, 1810-1895

see Army orders in Box 8.

L Miscellany

Lamon, Ward Hill, 1828-1893
Letter, Feb. 21, 1878
Lawrence, Abram Burtt
Telegram, Feb. 10, 1864
Lee, Albert Lindley, 1834-1907
Telegram, Sept. 24, 1863
Lee, George Washington Custis, 1832-1913
Letter, Jan. 10, 1865
Leet, George Keller, d. 1881
Telegram, Sept. 29, 1864
Lockwood, Henry Hall, 1814-1899
Telegram, Feb. 13, 1865
Longstreet, James, 1821-1904
Letter, May 9, 1865

L

Lathrop, Solon H., d. 1867
7 telegrams, 1865
Lawler, Michael K., ca. 1820-1882
2 letters, 1862-1863. 1863 letter contains report of operations during expedition to Jackson, Miss. (July 1863).
Lawrence, Samuel Betts
27 letters, 1864. Mainly written for E. O. C. Ord. Copies.
Lee, Samuel Perry, d. 1890
2 letters, 1865
Leggett, Mortimer Dormer, 1831-1896
7 letters, 1862-1865
Lincoln, Abraham, Pres. U.S., 1809-1865
4 telegrams, 1865

See also Bowers, Theodore Shelton.
Ludlow, Benjamin Chambers, d. 1898
10 telegrams, 1865. May 22, 1865, includes copy of dispatch from G. H. Gordon.

M Miscellany

McClure, Daniel, d. 1900
Telegram, July 11, 1866
Macfeely, Robert, ca. 1828-1901
Telegram, May 31, 1866
McKim, W. J.
Letter, July 12, 1863, containing report of casualties near Jackson, Miss.
Marston, Gilman, 1811-1890
Letter, Aug. 29, 1864
Mexico. Consulado San Francisco
Letter, Nov. 9, 1869, by Isaac de Rivas.
Mississippi. Governor
Letter, Nov. 26, 1867, by B. G. Humphreys.
Moffitt, R. E.
Letter, Nov. 16-19, 1878, containing report from Santa Rosa, Mexico to Lt. Bullis.
Montgomery, Alexander, d. 1893
Telegram, Aug. 10, 1865
Moorman, George
Letter, Nov. 29, 1867, re troubles in Mississippi judicial system.
Morrison, William Rails, 1825-1909
Telegram, Sept. 26, 1862
Morse, Augustus, d. 1888
Telegram, Oct. 2, 1863

M

McClellan, Ely, d. 1893
4 telegrams, 1864-1865
McDonald, Alexander, 1832-
3 letters, 1867-1870
McCrary, George Washington, 1835-1890

see U.S. War Dept.
McCulloch, Hugh, 1808-1895

see U.S. Treasury Dept.
McDowell, Irvin, 1818-1885
2 letters, 1862

See also Schriver, Edmund.

See also Army orders in Box 8.
McKee, George Colin, 1836-1890
2 letters, 1867
Mackenzie, Ranald Slidell, 1840-1889
2 telegrams to Theo. Read, 1865
McPherson, James Birdseye, 1828-1864
3 letters, 1862-1863

See also 1863 v. in Box 7.
Manning, Stephen Hart
4 letters, 1865
Maxey, Samuel Bell, 1825-1895
9 letters, 1875-1880. Dec. 20, 1880 letter is copy. With it is file, including letter from Sherman, re bill for relief of E. O. C. Ord.

See also U.S. Dept. of State.
Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872
23 telegrams, 1864-1865

See also Weitzel, Godfrey.
Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham, 1816-1892

see U.S. Quartermaster's Dept.

See also Belcher, John Hill, d. 1901.
Michie, Peter Smith, 1839-1901
5 telegrams, 1864-1865. Aug. 30, 1864 contains copy of dispatch from C. B. Comstock.
Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925
2 telegrams, 1863
Montgomery, David L., d. 1868
4 telegrams, 1866
Morgan, Michael Ryan, 1833-1911
3 letters, 1864-1865
Morris, William Walton, 1801-1865
5 telegrams, 1864
Mulcahy, Thomas, d. 1893
3 telegrams, 1865
Murphy, Isaac, 1802-1882

see Arkansas. Governor

N

Norton, Lemuel B., d. 1871
10 letters, 1864-1865

O Miscellany

Ohio. Governor
Telegram, Aug. 31, 1865, from Charles Anderson.

See also Cox, Jacob Dolson.
Ord, James L.
Letter, Apr. 2, 1861

O

Oakes, James, 1826-1910
15 telegrams, 1865-1866
Ogden, William Butler, 1805-1877
21 telegrams, 1865

P Miscellany

Palmer, John McAuley, 1817-1900
Telegram, Jan. 18, 1866
Parker, William A.
Telegram, Jan. 23, 1865
Patterson, Theodore Frelinghuysen
Telegram, Sept. 1, [1864]
Pickett, George Edward, 1825-1875
Letter, n.d.
Pierce, Henry Hubbard, d. 1883
Letter, Jan. 23, 1865
Pike, Albert, 1809-1891
Letter, Jan. 15, 1867
Pillow, Gideon Johnson, 1806-1878
Telegram, Nov. 12, 1867
Prentice, Samuel Oscar, 1850-1924
Letter, May 2, 1878
Price, George Frederic, d. 1888
Letter, Mar. 18, 1876
Price, Robert
Telegram, July 11, 1864

P

Page, Henry
4 letters, 1867
Paine, Charles Jackson, 1833-1916
3 telegrams, 1864
Parke, John Grubb, 1827-1900
10 letters, 1864-1865. Telegram of Jan. 29, 1865 includes copy of dispatch from General Wilcox.
Parker, Ely Samuel, 1828-1895
3 telegrams, 1864-1865. Some sent by order of General Grant.

See also Army orders in Box 8.
Partridge, Sylvester Bacon
7 letters, 1864
Patrick, Marsena Rudolph, 1811-1888
3 telegrams, 1865
Peirce, Luther Hills
2 telegrams, 1865-1866
Pierce, Henry Clay, d. 1927

see Waters Pierce Oil Co.
Piper, Alexander, d. 1902
3 telegrams, 1864
Pitcher, Thomas Gamble, 1824-1895
15 telegrams, 1865-1866
Platon, Nelson
9 telegrams, 1865
Pleasonton, Alfred, 1824-1897
9 telegrams, 1865

See also Freudenberg, Charles Godfrey
Pope, John, 1822-1892
2 telegrams, 1865-1866
Porter, David Dixon, 1813-1891
2 letters, 1867
Porter, Horace, 1837-1921
4 letters, 1864-1865. Letter of Feb. 13, 1865 encloses application for an issue of rations to teachers of colored schools, and comments on freedmen. With endorsements of Porter and G. J. Carney.
Potter, Joseph Haydn, 1822-1892
2 letters, 1865-1875. 1875 letter from Fort Brown, Texas, re situation in Matamoros.

R Miscellany

Ransom, Thomas Edward Greenfield, 1834-1864
Letter, Aug. 6, 1863, to S. S. Seward.
Reynolds, John Fulton, 1820-1863
Letter, [1862?]
Rice, Charles S.
Copy of letter to R. Vance containing report on artillery action in engagement near Grand Coteau, La., Nov. 4, 1863
Riggin, John, d. 1886
Letter, by order of General Grant, n.d.
Robinson, Harra
Copy of report to Major Morgan on conversations with enemy officers, Nov. 5, 1863
Rocha, Sóstenes, 1851-1897
Letter, May 12, 1882
Root, Adrian Rowe, d. 1899
Telegram, July 12, 1864
Ross, James Ritchie
Copy of letter to Capt. R. M. Newport, written for E. O. C. Ord, July 14, 1864
Russell, John C.
Copy of letter to R. B. Hubbard re surrender of criminals and activities of General Canales, as well as news from Matamoros, Sept. 26, 1877
Ryan, P. H.
Complaint re handling of Indian affairs in California, Dec. 1, 1868

R

Radford, William, 1808-1890
2 telegrams, 1864-1865
Ramsey, Alexander, 1815-1903

see U.S. War Dept.
Rawlins, John Aaron, 1831-1869
17 letters, 1862-1865

See also Comstock, Cyrus Ballou; U.S. War Dept.

See also 1863 v. in Box 7, and Army orders in Box 8.
Read, Theodore, 1836-1865
4 letters, 1865
Ricketts, James Brewerton, 1817-1887
3 letters, 1862-1864
Robe, Charles Franklin, 1841-1910
2 telegrams, 1866
Roberts, Joseph, 1814-1898
2 letters, 1865
Rosecrans, William Starke, 1819-1898
6 letters, 1862
Ross, Leonard Fulton, 1823-1901
11 letters, 1862
Rutherford, George Valentine, d. 1876

see U.S. Quartermaster's Dept.

S Miscellany

Scates, Walter Bennett, 1808-1887
Telegram, July 6, 1865
Schofield, John McAllister, 1831-1906
Letter, May 20, 1865.

See also Grant, Ulysses Simpson, and Army orders in Box 8.
Sealy, Israel R., d. 1871
Telegram, Sept. 28, 1864
Sears, William H.
Letter, Jan. 11, 1869, re Presidio boundaries.
Sharpe, Alexander Brady, d. 1891
Telegram, June 8, 1862
Sherman, John, 1823-1900
Letter, Jan. 1, 1861
Shields, James, 1810-1879
Letter, May 30, 1862
Shunk, Francis John, d. 1867
Telegram, May 20, 1865
Sinclair, William
Letter, Feb. 11, 1864, from Brownsville, Texas.

See also Army orders in Box 8.
Slack, James Richard, 1818-1881
Report of activities in the siege of Vicksburg, addressed to Capt. J. E. Phillips, July 24, 1863
Small, Michael Peter, 1831-1892
Telegram, Feb. 27, 1865
Smith, Andrew Jackson, 1815-1897
Letter, Jan. 12, 1857
Spencer, George Eliphaz, 1836-1893
Letter, Dec. 10, 1877
Stanton, David, d. 1871
Telegram, Nov. 21, 1865
Stevens, Aaron Fletcher, 1819-1887
Copy of letter addressed to Capt. Tho. Reed, July 31, 1864.
Strang, Edward Jenner, d. 1891
Telegram, May 10, 1865
Stratton, Franklin Asa, d. 1879
Telegram, May 15, 1865
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874
Letter, July 30, 1867

S

Sawyer, Roswell Miner, d. 1866
6 telegrams, 1865-1866
Schleicher, Gustave, 1823-1879
4 letters, 1877-1878. Re Texas-Mexico relations. Also included is report of Schleicher re Díaz regime.
Schriver, Edmund, 1812-1899
17 letters, 1862-1864. Some written for General McDowell.

See also Army orders in Box 8.
Schuchard, William
4 letters, 1874-1878. From Piedras Negras, reporting on Indian situation and on political affairs along the Mexican-Texan border. 1874 letter is copy.
Scott, Thomas Alexander, 1823-1881

see U.S. War Dept.
Seward, Samuel Swayze, 1838-
30 letters, 1864-1876. Some written for Gen. Ord. Some are copies. 2 memoranda included.

See also Army orders in Box 8.
Shaffer, John Wilson, d. 1870
16 telegrams, 1864. Aug. 7 includes copy of dispatch from E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War; Aug. 25, from G. E. Pickett; Aug. 25-26, from Beauregard.
Sharpe, George Henry, 1828-1900
2 letters, 1865
Shepley, George Forster, d. 1878
5 letters, 1865
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888
6 letters, 1864-1874

See also Bowers, Theodore Shelton; Grant, Ulysses Simpson.
Sherman, William Tecumseh, 1820-1891
35 letters, 1864-1880. Letter of Mar. 10, 1866 is copy.

See also Bowers, Theodore Shelton; Maxey, Samuel Bell.

See also army orders in Box 8.
Shurly, Edmund Richard Pitman
2 telegrams, 1865
Sigel, Franz, 1824-1902
2 letters, 1864

See also army orders in Box 8.
Smith, Charles Henry, d. 1902
10 letters, 1867. Letter of June 28 is copy. Relate to registration in Arkansas.
Smith, Edward Worthington, d. 1883
4 letters, 1864-1865

See also army orders in Box 8.
Spinner, Francis Elias, 1802-1890

see U.S. Treasury Dept.
Stanton, Edwin McMaster, 1814-1869

see U.S. War Dept.

See also Bowers, Theodore Shelton; Grant, Ulysses Simpson; Hardie, James Allen; Holt, Joseph; Shaffer, John Wilson.
Stone, Charles Pomeroy, 1824-1887
26 letters, 1863-1864. Also included is copy of undated memorandum.
Suckley, George, 1830-1869
4 letters, 1864-1865
Sumner, Edwin Vose, 1835-1912
9 letters, 1865
Sweet, Benjamin Jeffrey, 1832-1874
4 telegrams, 1865

T Miscellany

Tarbell, Jonathan, d. 1888
Letter, July 20, 1867
Tibbetts, J. M.
Letter, Apr. 12, 1862, re registration in Arkansas.
Tredegar Iron Works
Letter, Dec. 15, 1860, offering services of the foundry to the Governor of Arkansas.
Treviño, Gerónimo D., 1836-1913
Letter, June 16, 1880

See also U.S. Consulate, Monterrey, Mexico.
Tyler, John, d. 1899
Copy of letter to Col. G. W. Lee, Sept. 1, 1865

T

Telford, John Gilmer, d. 1873
3 letters
Terry, Alfred Howe, 1827-1890
3 letters, 1864
Texas. Governor
2 letters, 1875-1877, by Richard Coke and R. B. Hubbard.
Thomas, Charles William, d. 1882

see U.S. Quartermaster's Dept.
Townsend, Edward Davis, 1817-1893

see U.S. Adjudant General's Office.

See also army orders in Box 8.
Turner, John Wesley, 1833-1899
17 letters, 1864-1865. Letter of Aug. 3, 1864 is copy of report of action before Petersburg. Telegrams of Dec. 10 (2) include copies of dispatches from Kautz. Telegram of Mar. 2, 1865 includes copy of dispatch from J. B. Carr.

See also Army orders in Box 8.
Tyler, Erastus Barnard, 1822-1891
2 telegrams, 1864

U Miscellany

U.S. Dept. of State
Letter, May 3, 1880, by Willima M. Evarts Copy, addressed to S. B. Maxey and endorsed by Maxey.

See also U.S. Consulate, Monterrey, Mexico.
U S. Navy Dept.
Telegram, Feb. 9, 1865, by G. Welles
U.S. Pay Dept.
Letter, Feb. 10, 1871, by Thos. H. Halsey

U

U.S. Adjudant General's Office
101 letters, 1850-1884. By R. Jones, S. Cooper, S. Thomas, Samuel Breck, T. T. Eckert, E. D. Townsend, T. M. Vincent, R. C. Drum, and others.
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
3 letters, 1855-1858, by A. D. Bache and Samuel Hein. 1855 letter is copy.
U.S. Consulate. Monterrey, Mexico
32 letters, 1864-1880, by M. M. Kimney, John Weber and Rudolph Dresil. 1864 letter is copy. Letters of Dec. 4, 1878, Oct. 29 and Dec. 22, 1879 include copy of letters from G. Treviño. Letter of May 26, 1879 is copy. Letter of Apr. 7, 1880 contains copy of letter from U.S. Consulate at Matamoros and from the U.S. Dept. of State.
U.S. Quartermaster's Dept.
9 letters, 1860-1875. By J. E. Johnston, M. C. Meigs, Charles Thomas, J. J. Dana, G. V. Rutherford. Letter of June 29, 1865 is copy.
U.S. Treasury Dept.
13 letters, 1850-1878, by James Guthrie, H. McCulloch, F. E. Spinner, C. Delano, and others. Letters of Jan. 4, 1855 and of Sept. 9, 1867 are copies.
U.S. War Dept.
33 letters, 1861-1886. Letters by Simon Cameron, E. M. Stanton, C. A. Dana, T. A. Scott, W. Scott Ketchum, L. C. Baker, Thos. T. Eckert, John A. Rawlins, W. W. Belknap, G. W. McCrary, A. Ramsey. Some are form letters. Letter of Feb. 24, 1880 is copy. Included is dossier of copies of telegrams on file in the War Record Office (from Grant and Bowers).

See also U.S. Adjudant General's Office.

V Miscellany

Van Vliet, Frederick, d. 1891
Telegram, Sept. 27, 186[4]
Virginia, Governor
Letter, June 5, 1865, by F. H. Peirpont.
Vogdes, Israel, 1816-1881
Telegram, Feb. 4, 1865.

See also Army orders in Box 8.

V

Van Buren, Daniel Tompkins, d. 1890

see Army orders in Box 8.
Vincent, Thomas McCurdy, 1832-1909

see U.S. Adjudant General's Office
Voris, Alvin Coe
2 letters, 1865, addressed to General N. M. Curtis.

W Miscellany

Wager, David Collin
Telegram, May 21, 1865, by order of General Halleck.
Warner, Andoniram Judson, 1834-1910
Telegram to Col. O. H. Hart, Aug. 22, 1865
Waters Pierce Oil Company
Letter, July 6, 1881, by H. C. Pierce.
Wheaton, Frank, 1833-1903
Telegram, May 17, 1865
Wheeler, George Montague, 1842-1905
Letter, Feb. 24, 1876
Whipple, Henry Carlomen, d. 1883
Telegram, Mar. 17, 1865
Wilder, Charles B., d. 1882
Telegram, Feb. 24, 1865
Wiley, Daniel Day, d. 1893
Telegram, Feb. 2, 1865
Willans, John
Letter, June 22, 1865
Winship, Oscar Fingal, d. 1855
Copy of letter to F. O. Wyse, with endorsement by Ord, Feb. 10, 1852
Woodward, George Abisha, 1835-1916
Telegram, Jan. 8, 1866
Woolley, John, d. 1873
Letter, July 14, 1864

W

Walbridge, Charles Eliphalet
5 telegrams, 1865
Walker, David
3 letters, 1867
Wallace, Lewis, 1827-1905
3 telegrams, 1864-1865. Apr. 20, 1865, includes copy of dispatch from General Grant.
Wardwell, Edward Herbert
2 letters, 1865
Washburn, Cadwallader Colden, 1818-1882
19 letters, 1863
Webb, Alexander Stewart, 1835-1911
4 letters, 1865
Weber, John

see U.S. Consulate. Monterrey, Mexico
Webster, Ralph Cushing
3 telegrams, 1865
Weitzel, Godfrey, 1835-1884
34 letters, 1864-1865. Telegram of April 13, 1865, includes copy of dispatch from General Meade.
Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878

see U.S. Navy Dept.
West, Robert Mayhew, d. 1869
2 telegrams, 1865
White, Frank J., d. 1875
5 telegrams, 1865
Wilcox, James Andrew, d. 1891
7 telegrams, 1865-1866

See also Parke, John Grubb.
Williams, Seth, 1822-1866
9 telegrams, 1864
Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875
3 letters, 1867
Winters, William Henry, d. 1880
2 letters, 1869-1870. From Camp Bowie, Arizona Territory, containing reports on combat with Indians.
Wisewell, Moses N., d. 1888
3 telegrams, 1865
Woodhull, Maxwell Van Zandt, 1843-1921
8 letters, 1864. Mainly copies of letters written for Ord.
Wright, Horatio Gouverneur, 1820-1899
14 letters, 1865

Container Listing

box 1

Ord, Edward Otho Cresap: Outgoing letters, 1852-1881. Arranged chronologically.

box 1, folder Outgoing letters, Jan-Mar 1865

Draft of letter from Edward Ord to Abraham Lincoln. 1865 BANC MSS C-B 479

Scope and Content Note

Letter is: Relative to a man in arrest for desertion by the name of Stanby, orders his execution suspended.
box 2-6

Incoming letters, A-Z

box 2, folder Bowers, Theodore Shelton

Telegram from T.S. Bowers and Abraham Lincoln to General Ord. February 16, 1864 BANC MSS C-B 479

Scope and Content Note

Order from Lincoln to suspend the death sentence of Charles Loda.
box 4, folder Lincoln, Abraham, Pres. U.S., 1809-1865

Telegram from Abraham Lincoln to General Ord. January 19, 1985 BANC MSS C-B 479

Scope and Content Note

Telegram is a request that Stanley William Stanby not be executed for desertion.
box 4, folder Lincoln, Abraham, Pres. U.S., 1809-1865

Telegram from Abraham Lincoln to Major General Ord. March 16, 1865 BANC MSS C-B 479

Scope and Content Note

Telegram states to: Suspend execution of Lt. Henry Meek of First US Colored Cavalry until further orders from here...
box 4, folder Lincoln, Abraham, Pres. U.S., 1809-1865

Telegram from Abraham Lincoln to Major General Ord. March 20, 1865 BANC MSS C-B 479

Scope and Content Note

Telegram asking: Is it true that Geo W. Lance is detained at Norfolk without any charge against him? And if so, why is it done?
box 4, folder Lincoln, Abraham, Pres. U.S., 1809-1865

Telegram from Abraham Lincoln to Major General Weitzel. April 12, 1865 BANC MSS C-B 479

box 4, folder Lincoln, Abraham, Pres. U.S., 1809-1865

Telegram from Abraham Lincoln to Major General Weitzel. April 12, 1865 BANC MSS C-B 479

Additional Note

Copy of Weiztel telegram for Major General Ord by order of the President.
box 7

Letterbooks, 1865-1876

Physical Description: (2 v.)
 

Copies of telegrams sent and received, 1863-1866

Physical Description: (3 items)

Scope and Content Note

1863 v. also includes copies of messages received from Grant, P. J. Osterhaus, J. B. McPherson, John A. Rawlins, N. G. Hunt, F. J. Herron, W. L. Duff, J. G. Lamman and J. H. Wilson.
 

Diaries, 1850-1856

Physical Description: (3 v.)

Additional Note

Includes description of voyages to California, 1850 and 1853, via Panama; some accounts; a will dated Oct. 30, 1850; activities in coast survey in vicinity of San Pedro, Calif., 1853-1855; battles against Rogue River Indians of Oregon, 1856; will, dated Mar. 23, 1856; copy of report of Rogue River expedition, Mar. 28, 1856.
Please use photocopy of diaries; volume with collection.
 

v. 1: 1850-Feb. 1854

 

v. 2: Mar. 1854-1855

 

v. 3: 1856-Mar. 1857

box 8

Army orders, 1851-1881

Scope and Content Note

Included are orders by Col. Gates, Maj. Wyse, Maj. Rains, Maj. Haller, Maj. Gen. Wool, Col. Wright, E. O. C. Ord, R. C. Buchanan, E. D. Keyes, Capt. Vogdes, Gen. Sumner, Capt. Roberts, Maj. Gen. McClellan, Maj. Gen. McDowell, E. Schriver, U. S. Grant, E. D. Townsend, Maj. Gen. Halleck, Dix, Maj. Gen. Banks, Maj. Gen. Sigel, Maj. Gen. Butler, W. T. Sherman, Alvan C. Gillem, Maj. Gen. Schofield, C. C. Augur.
Signatures of: J. F. Quinly, Alex Piper, E. D. Keyes, Henry C. Hodges, St. Clair Dearing, John W. Turner, George P. Ihrie, J. G. Chandler, W. W. MacKall, R. C. Drum, Samuel Breck, John Rawlins, S. S. Seward, L. Thomas, D. T. Van Buren, E. D. Townsend, T. S. Bowers, J. S. Crosby, G. Norman Leiber, Wm. Sinclair, Richard B. Irwin, T. Melvin, E. S. Parker, George K. Leet, Ed. W. Smith, C. H. Whittelsey, H. B. Scott, W. A. Nichols, O. D. Greene, R. C. Drum
 

Accounts, 1853-1871, for U.S. Coast Survey and army

 

Accounts, personal, 1855-1882

 

Casualty lists, 1863-1865; deserter lists, 1865; undated lists

 

Maps

 

Miscellaneous army papers - agreements, court martials etc.

 

Miscellaneous miscellany

box 9

Papers of Edward Otho Cresap Ord, Jr.

 

Outgoing letters, 1883-1897

 

Incoming letters, A-Z

 

Army orders and circulars, 1880-1885

 

Quartermaster forms and receipts, 1883-1895

 

Personal accounts, 1884-1897

 

Miscellaneous. Included is diary of military camping expedition, Sept. 29-Oct. 8, 1890