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Stevenson's Regiment miscellany, 1847-1850.
BANC MSS 2004/53 c; BANC MSS 2004/53 c
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Stevenson's Regiment miscellany, 1847-1850


United States, Army., New York Infantry Regiment, 1st (1846-1848), creator


Group of eight original military documents concerning preparations for outfitting and departure of the second part of the First New York Volunteers (Stevenson's Regiment) which sailed from New York in August, 1847. Collection includes a personal letter from a member of Company C, while stationed at Sonoma, Calif.


1847 (issued)


[1] Estimate of equipage, for a detachment of Volunteers destined for California, under the command of Capt. J.M. Turner, 1847 May 26 (3 p.) -- [2] Letter to Capt. J.M. Turner concerning a vessel [the Isabella] with government stores to sail from Philadelphia to California, 1847 June 23 (2 p.) -- [3] Letter to Capt. J.M. Turner regarding orders for embarcation of Volunteers, advancement of pay, and stowing of cargo, 1847 June 30 (2 p.) -- Letter to Col. Stanton from Quarter Master General's Office regarding subsistence stores and 100 recruits for the California Regiment, 1847 July 3 (2 p.) -- [5] Letter to Quarter Master, Philadelphia regarding estimates of clothing and equipage for Company F, 3rd Artillery, commanded by Capt. C.Q. Tompkins, 1847 Apr. 30 (3 p.) -- [5A] Estimate of clothing and camp and garrison equipage for Company F, 3rd Artillery at California, 1847 Apr. 30 (1 p.) [enclosed with item 5] -- [6] Silas G. Higgins [member of Company G, Stevenson's Regiment] letter : Sonoma, Alta Calif., 1850 Nov. 9 (1 p.) -- [8] Special estimate of clothing and camp and garrison equipage for a detachment of ordnance men for California [probably to establish the Arsenal at Benecia], 1850 Dec. 17 (3 p.).


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United States. -- Army. -- New York Infantry Regiment, 1st (1846-1848) -- History
United States. -- Army -- Supplies and stores
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Campaigns -- California
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Regimental histories
California -- History -- 1846-1850


Stevenson's Regiment (under the command of Col. J.D. Stevenson) was the first New York volunteer regiment to go into the Mexican War. The regiment was sent to California by sea in 1846-47. Its mission was to occupy California and after being mustered out, to remain in California and settle it for the U.S.

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1 folder (8 items)




BANC MSS 2004/53 c
BANC MSS 2004/53 c