Finding Aid to the Arizona Territorial Volunteers Records MS.599

Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030

Title: Arizona Territorial Volunteers Records
Identifier/Call Number: MS.599
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (4 folders)
Date: mid to late 20th Century


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Preferred citation

Arizona Territorial Volunteers Records,mid to late 20th Century, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS. 599; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Scope and contents

This collection includes copies of reports, recommendations and correspondence relating to the ill provisioned soldiers of Arizona Territorial Volunteers Company A and Arizona Territorial Volunteers Company E who were pursuing marauding Apaches from 1865-1866.
The copies were created some time in the mid to late 20th Century.


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Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Arizona Territorial Volunteers Company A.
Arizona Territorial Volunteers Company E.
Bigelow, Henry A.
Hutton, Oscar
United States. Army.
Woolsey, King S.
Apache Indians
Arizona -- History
Arizona Territory
Governors -- Arizona
Soldiers -- United States -- Equipment and supplies

Folder 1

Master rolls for the companies of First Regiment Arizona Territorial Volunteers 1865-1866

Scope and contents

Companies include:
  • Company A, William A. Ford, Commander
  • Company B, Maricopa Indians, Juan Cheveria, Captain
  • Company C, Pima Indians, J. Ross Browne, Captain
  • Company E, Hiram S. Washburn, Captain
  • Company F, Oscar Hutton, Commander
Folder 2

Reports from Hiram S. Washburn

Scope and contents

This folder includes two copies of a report from H. S. Washburn to John N. Goodwin, Governor of Arizona Territory, original report was created 1865 September 1 and a copy of a report from H. D. Wallen to H. S. Washburn, original report created 1866 June 25.
The folder also includes a two copies of a report from H. S. Washburn to Adjutant General Garvin, originally created 1866 September 20, 1866. This report states that Washburn's men have not been sufficiently supplied, many of them are sick and they have not been paid. Most of the action they have seen has been looking for food or chasing Apache raiders
Folder 3

Thomas J. Bidwell recommendations to John N. Goodwin

Scope and contents

This folder consists of copies of three military recommendations from Bidwell to Goodwin, originally written in 1865. They include two recommendations originally created 1865 June 12 and one originally created 1865 July 1. One of the recommendations created June 12 was also signed by King S. Woolsey.


Scope and contents

This folder consists of typed copies of letters from James B. Fry Provost, Marshall General to Governor of Arizona Territory, originally created 1864 April 16; from N. S. Higgins to Governor J. N. Goodwin, originally created 1865 July 17; and from Richard C. McCormick, acting Governor to Lieutenant Colonel Wallen, originally written 1866 July 7. The folder also includes a hand-written copy of a letter from Oscar Hutton to Adjutant General Garvin, originally written 1866 September 25.