Title:William McCleave papers, 1862-1904
Creator/Contributor:McCleave, William, 1823-1904, creator
Creator/Contributor:Carleton, James Henry, 1814-1873, Correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Carson, Kit, 1809-1868, Correspondent.
Relating mainly to his career as army officer, particularly service with 1st cavalry, California Volunteers, 1861-1866, in
engagements against Navajoes and Apaches in New Mexico. Included are copies of two letters from James H. Carleton, to Christopher
Carson and Joseph R. West, 1862; letter to McCleave from his commanding officer, 1862; two from McCleave to other officers,
1862 and 1869; his record of daily activities, Ft. West, Jan.-Mar. 1863; notice of appointment as Bvt. Lt. Col. of Volunteers,
1865; service record and list of engagements; reminiscences prepared for Society of California Volunteers; report prepared
by another member of the Society giving additional information on McCleave's army career; copy of an article written by McCleave
on his experiences in New Mexico during the Civil War; obituary notices.
Subject:United States. -- Army. -- California Volunteers (1861-1866). -- Regiment of Cavalry, 1st.
California. -- Militia.
Indians of North America -- New Mexico
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Also available on microfilm.
Portraits of McCleave and officers of the California Column transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library
(BANC PIC 1948.011)
16 folders in 1 box.
1 microfilm reel (63 exposures) : negative (Rich. 88:13) and positive.
BANC MSS C-B 300
BANC MSS C-B 300 FILM