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Duane M. Greene papers, 1863-1879.
BANC MSS 2013/103 box 1
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Duane M. Greene papers, 1863-1879
Duane Merritt Greene papers


Greene, Duane M. (Duane Merritt), 1842-1918, creator


California, Adjutant General's Office.


United States, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office.


United States, Army., Signal Corps.


United States, Army., Division of the Pacific.


Contains military papers, correspondence, and other related materials of Duane M. Greene who served as a captain, assistant commisary of musters, and second lieutenant in the United States Army. Materials include printed and handwritten orders, notes, drafts, circulars, general reports, and scout's reports, related to Greene's service as a captain in the Union Army. Also contains similar materials from his post-Civil War military career service as a second-lieutenant with the Sixth Cavalry stationed in the southwestern territory of the United States. Includes three items related to his post-military career as a grocer in Pasadena, California.


1863 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-us-az -- n-us-ks
Greene, Duane M. (Duane Merritt) -- 1842-1918 -- Archives
Greene, Duane M. (Duane Merritt) -- 1842-1918 -- Correspondence
United States. -- Army. -- Cavalry, 6th.
United States Military Academy. -- Class of 1872.
United States. -- Army. -- California Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865). -- Company E.
Yuma Quartermaster Depot (Yuma, Ariz.)
Indians, Treatment of -- California -- Humboldt County
Indians of North America -- California -- Humboldt County
Yurok Indians -- California -- Humboldt County
Grocers -- California -- Pasadena
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Scouts and scouting
Fort Gaston (Calif.)
Fort Humboldt (Calif.)
Camp Iaqua (Calif.)
Fort Riley (Kan.)
Fort Hays (Kan.)
Fort Dodge (Kan.)
Fort Lowell (Ariz.)
Fort Bowie (Ariz.)


Includes typescript transcriptions of most handwritten materials.
Duane M. Greene papers, 1863-1879, BANC MSS 2013/103, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from The Wayfarer's Bookshop; 20121101.
Duane Merritt Greene (1842-1918) volunteered for Army service at San Francisco, California in February, 1863 and served for two years as a captain and assistant commisary of musters in Company E of the 6th Regiment California Volunteer Infantry stationed at Fort Gaston in present day Humboldt County, California. In 1872, he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and was appointed as a second-lieutenant to the Third Regiment Infantry and then transferred to the Sixth Cavalry, Company L. In July, 1877, while serving at Camp Bowie [i.e. Fort Bowie], Arizona, Greene was attacked on a croquet court by the post surgeon who accused him of seducing his wife. Within hours, Greene took a leave of absence rather than face a general court-martial for conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman and resigned his commission on December 31, 1877. He later became a grocer in Pasadena, California.
The 6th Regiment California Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Company E of the regiment, stationed at Benicia Barracks, was ordered to Fort Humboldt, California, where it arrived by steamer on February 17, 1864. From that time until October 10, 1864, Company E was constantly in the field operating against hostile Indians, the "Weitchpec" [i.e. Yurok] tribe in the District of Humboldt.
In English.
Preliminary list of contents available in the library.


Military papers.

Physical Description:

1 box (0.4 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2013/103 box 1