This collection consists of 76 letters, the majority addressed to Nathaniel S. Wheeler at various "Wild West" duty posts such
as Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Craig, New Mexico.
Nathaniel S. Wheeler served three years in the New Hampshire 11th Infantry in the Civil War, being discharged on April 24,
1865, to become a lieutenant in the 125th Regiment, US Colored Troops. After the war, the 125th was sent west to fight the
Plains Indians. Promoted to captain of Company "G," he mustered out on October 3, 1867, shortly before the regiment was disbanded.
77 items in 2 boxes
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