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John P. Hutton letter to James C. Hutton

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1856 July 26


John P. Hutton was believed to be a union soldier who served under Capt. David Goff at Colonel Shaw's Encampment. Collection contains a single, 3 paged letter by John P. Hutton's to to James C. Hutton while at this encampment 1856.


  • Creation: 1856 July 28


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Biographical / Historical

John Patterson Hutton (1833-1895) was a member of the Washington Territorial Volunteers who served under Captain David Goff at Colonel Benjamin Shaw's Encampment in 1856. In June of 1856, Colonel Benjamin Shaw marched his troops into the Grande Ronde River Valley, attacking a peaceful Indian Village and killing sixty Indians (mostly women and children).

John Patterson Hutton went on to serve as a soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War.


0.1 linear feet (1 folder)

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1 folder

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Guide to the John P. Hutton Letter to James C. Hutton
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Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Jenn Newby
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