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Sam Burgey collection on the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1886-1916.
BANC MSS 2008/67
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Sam Burgey collection on the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1886-1916


Burgey, Sam., creator


Burgey, Lucy B., correspondent.


Burgey, Maud, correspondent.


Berry, E. M., correspondence.


Pach Brothers (Firm)


Six letters with envelopes (15 p.), six b&w photographs, and two newspaper clippings from and about Burgey family members serving in different capacities in the U.S. Army with Gen. Pershing and Lt. Patton during the hunt for Pancho Villa in Mexico. The newspaper clipping from The Evening Leader in Corning, N.Y. (dated Tuesday, March 21, 1916) is about then Col. Berry serving as Gen. Pershing's intelligence officer during the Mexico Expedition and includes a photograph of the colonel. The other clipping is from an El Paso newspaper with an account of a skirmish with Mexicans and several photographs of Army soldiers near Pershing's camp at Namiquipa. Photographs include a Pach Brothers portrait of Lucien Grant Berry (likely Sam Burgey's uncle) in a West Point uniform (dated 1886) and another portrait photo of Berry in military uniform at middle age. Other photos include: a portrait of two young men in military uniforms, a smaller portrait of one of the men, five men in military uniforms standing in front of a car with the U.S. and Army General flags on it, and two men holding a small dead bird between them in a remote desert setting. Five of the letters are from Sam Burgey to his mother Lucy and sister Maud. Details include his work as a driver and mechanic for Gen. Pershing, his account of an encounter with "Villistas" involving Lieut. Patton that resulted in Mexican deaths, and several references to seeing and meeting with "L" (likely Lucien Berry). One of the letters is from an E. M. Berry to Maud Burgey and mentions "Lucien" several times. Original envelopes addressed from New Mexico and New York are in the folder.


1886 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-mx---
Berry, Lucien Grant -- 1863-1937
Berry, Lucien Grant -- 1863-1937 -- Portraits
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph) -- 1860-1948
Patton, George S. (George Smith) -- 1885-1945
Villa, Pancho -- 1878-1923
Burgey, Sam -- Portraits
United States. -- Army -- History -- Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916 -- Personal narratives
United States. -- Army -- History -- Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916 -- Pictorial works
United States. -- Army -- Military life
Soldiers -- Pictorial works


Sam Burgey collection on the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1886-1916, BANC MSS 2008/67, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; 20080314.
In English.
Lucien Berry was a Brigadier General in the United States Army and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.



Physical Description:

1 folder.




BANC MSS 2008/67