The finding aid for the Henry Carnes Papers. C057879
Society of California Pioneers
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 150
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129
B002182 / B-2-1B
Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
Title: Henry Carnes Papers
creator: Carnes, Henry, 1st Lt.
Identifier/Call Number: C057879
Physical Description: 1 folder 1 folder (1 hand written letter on 2 sheets of paper in Mylar sleeves.)
Date (inclusive): 1892 December 30
Abstract: This file contains one hand written letter from Henry Carnes to the Society of California Pioneers and is dated Dec. 30th,1892. Both sheets of paper that make up the letter are in Mylar sleeves and have some small rips on the edges.
This file contains one hand written letter from Henry Carnes to the Society of California Pioneers and is dated Dec. 30th,1892. Both sheets of paper that make up the letter are in Mylar sleeves and have some small rips on the edges. 1st Lt. Henry Carnes was born in Boston on June 10th, 1822 and he arrived in California on board the "troop ship Thomas H. Perkins, landing in the port city of Yurba Buena on March 6th, 1847.
Lt. Carnes was a member of "Stevensons Regiment, Co. F", whose Capt. was a man named "Francis J. Lippitt." In the letter he is requesting information regarding membership with the Society but regrets "not having the funds to join". In the letter he details many of the regiments troop movements within Alta California during the "Mexican War." The letter goes on to detail many of the regiments' former officers and their evolvement in the American Civil War. Lt. Carnes served in the "provost marshalls office" during the War for three years under the command of one Colonel Jackson. Lt. H. Carnes was a "citizen of Santa Barbara since March, 1847, having only been out of the cities limits for very short periods of time.
The Soicety of California Pioneers, 101 Montgomery St, Suite 150, Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco CA, 94129
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The Henry Carnes Papers. The Society of California Pioneers.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Frontier and pioneer life – California
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Military Personnel -- American
California -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Carnes, Henry, 1st Lt.