- 1877 (Creation)
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0.5 cm of textual records
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Nelson Appleton Miles, 1839-1925, was born near Westminster, Massachusetts, USA. He served in the U.S. Civil War and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was appointed a colonel in 1866; and became a brigadier general in 1880. He led successful campaigns against the Apache, Nez Perce and Sioux tribes; became a senior commander of the U.S. Army in 1895; served in Cuba and Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War; and retired in 1901.
Purchased by the Riveredge Foundation from Charles Hamilton Autographs, 1968.
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Gift of the Riveredge Foundation.
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The fonds consists of Nelson Miles's own retained copy of his report to the Assistant Adjutant General, Department of Dakota, U.S. Army, St. Paul, Minnesota. Miles reports on his military operations (1876-1877) against Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Lame Deer, Chief Joseph, and other chieftains. The report includes recommendations to the United States government on Indian policy and strategy.
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The material is in English.
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Digital content is available for the report
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Consists of file 69 from M-4843 Riveredge collection
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Thursday, January 07, 2016