Thomas R. Cornelius letter
Scope and Contents
The letter, written from Ft. Henrietta, refers to supply problems, and sale of horses to the government.
- 1856 February 20
- Cornelius, Thomas R. (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Thomas R. Cornelius (1827-1899) was born in Missouri, and came to Oregon with his parents in 1845. He enlisted in the Oregon Mounted Volunteers for the Cayuse Indian War and the Yakima Indian War. Later he ran a general store in the town of Cornelius and farmed.
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Thomas R. Cornelius (1827-1899) was a pioneer and member of the Oregon Mounted Volunteers during the Cayuse and Yakima Indian Wars. The collection consists of a single letter to his wife written during his military service.
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- Cornelius, Thomas R.
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- Oregon. Militia. Regiment of Oregon Mounted Volunteers, 1st
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