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Nathaniel Wheeler correspondence
mssHM 81470-81546  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
77 items in 2 boxes
Restrictions
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Availability
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