Henry Baxter letters and reports

Henry Baxter letters and reports

Dates: 1861-1878

Handwritten letters and reports. Forty-four of the items deal with Baxter's activities during the Civil War. Many of them were written by Baxter and by other participants. They deal with a wide range of military matters including the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 and the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864. Also included is official and family correspondence kept while Baxter was in Honduras.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Baxter, Henry, 1821-1873
  • Call Number: MSS 894
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 894; Henry Baxter letters and reports; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 894, LTPSC.
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Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS894.xml
Subject Terms
Correspondence; Generals--United States--Correspondence; Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863--History--Sources; Honduras--Foreign relations--United States--History--Sources; Honduras--History--1838-1933--Sources; Material Types; United States--Foreign relations--Honduras--History--Sources; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives; Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864--History--Sources
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Baxter (Henry) letters and reports
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Finding aid prepared by Megan Furcini
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:32-0600
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Biographical History

Brigadier general for the Union in the American Civil War and resident minister for the United States in Honduras from 1869 to 1873.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts