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James Shields letters

Identifier: MS-SC1385A
Scope and Contents Eight letters written to William Martin, a legislator from Madison County, Ill., discuss the campaign of 1844, the 1853 election and mentions Sloan, Scates, and Breese, political appointments and Martin's military claim for helping organize volunteers for the Mexican War. An 1849 letter responds that he will do all he can to help Mr. Davis after all he did to support Shields while in Mexico. An 1850 letter mentions "friend Davis", the slavery question and Clay's compromise.
Dates: 1844 - 1853

James Shields papers

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1385
Scope and Contents Three circulars, 1841-1842, from the Auditor's Office re: school funds. Letter, Oct. 1843 re: meeting in St. Louis or Edwardsville. Letter, 1847, to Samuel Buckmaster introducing Mr. Curran who will accompany the bodies of slain officers back to Illinois from Cerro Gordo, Mexico. An 1852 letter to Y.P. Fox a New York tailor re: a coat being made. Letter, 1857, to Judge J. Purdy Faribault in Iowa re: Minnesota territory and the railroad. Letter of introduction, 1859, for James Owner to Gen....
Dates: Created: 1841 - 1862

James Shields papers

Identifier: MS-SC1385B
Scope and Contents Includes several documents related to his commission including orders to report. March 26, 1862 "brief account of recent operations" to Hon. Milton S. Latham, includes battle of Winchester and Strasburg. June 7, 1862 letter from Col. Samuel Carroll re: prisoners and report that Jackson's train is waiting for the river to go down. Two copies of an 11 page report, 1862, to Colonel Schriver re: the escape of Jackson and the Union forces' futile pursuit of him under Fremont. A letter, Oct. 26, 1862...
Dates: 1862 - 1878

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