Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box: 62
Scope and Contents Letter January 1864 to Colonel Wilson, complaining of inadequate provisions, his efforts to get supplies and his inability to get an interview with General Banks. Refers to President Lincoln's comments regarding supplies and the "facts being to the contrary." A pass, Dec. 4, 1861, for Mr. William Butler and Lady to Fort Holt and Cairo, signed by Major Mudd.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864
Scope and Contents 1840-1848: (Box 1) 29 items. Letters deal with local politics in Waltham, Massachusetts, where Banks was four times an unsuccessful candidate for the state legislature, 1844-1849. Letters refer to speaking engagements, temperance, Democratic Party politics, and affairs of the Boston Custom House, where Banks gained an appointment in 1843. There is a dated letter from lawyer and reformer Robert Rantoul. 1854-1857: (Box 1), 98 items. Many of the letters refer to the controversy over the...
Dates: Created: 1840-1896; Other: Date acquired: 06/00/1939
Collection — Box: 72
Scope and Contents Letters to family, parents and four brothers, while serving in Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana and fighting in the Meridian campaign, the Red River Expedition, and the Tupelo and Oxford campaigns. Discusses camp life, those ill or wounded with sprinkled references to small pox and mentions of measles and typhoid, interactions with rebels, farm business at home and family news. Speaks negatively of General Banks during the Red River Campaign and occasionally refers to hunting...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1913