Luke Cahill letter

Luke Cahill letter

Dates: 1926

Letter from Cahill to D.H. Bellrose, Colorado State Senator, which introduces an accompanying typescript of a letter written by Cahill to U.S. Senator John F. Shafroth in 1918 in which Cahill requests help in securing a larger pension for his services in the Indian Wars. The 1918 letter outlines Cahill's various experiences during the wars and includes a typescript of a letter written in 1913 from W.F. Cody to Cahill, thanking him for his service while they served together in 1868 and 1869. Cahill was presenting the typescript as a gift to Bellrose.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : 6 p.
  • Creator: Cahill, Luke
  • Call Number: MSS SC 14
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 14; Luke Cahill letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 14, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; LeRoy Hafen.
Subject Terms
Carson, Kit, 1809-1868; Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895; Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895--Personal narratives; Military; Politics, Government, and Law
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Cahill (Luke) Letter
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Soldier in A Company, Fifth U.S. Infantry during the Indian Wars. National Commander, Indian War Vetrans of the United States of America.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts