Reuben Holmes, 1800-1833 [RG3016.AM]


RG3016.AM:  Reuben Holmes, 1800-1833

Papers (on microfilm):  1823-1872; mostly 1823-1833

Fort Atkinson, Washington County, Neb.:  Soldier

Size:  1 reel of microfilm


Reuben Holmes was born in Connecticut and in 1819 was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy, graduating fourth in his class in June of 1823. In July of that year he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Sixth Infantry. He served with the Sixth Infantry at Fort Atkinson, Nebraska, where he was made post Quartermaster. His promising career was cut short by his death in 1833.


This collection consists of one reel of negative microfilm approximately 15 feet long, containing: personal letters from fellow officers, 1823-1831; miscellany, 1824-1833; letters from General Henry Atkinson, 1828-1832; court martial papers, commissions; letters from J.A. Hook, 1830-1833; and Frederick G. Holmes, Indian agent papers, 1871-1872. The bulk of the material consists of letters to Reuben Holmes relating to campaigns, fellow officers, and the military in general. The Frederick G. Holmes papers relate to his service as agent for the Yankton Sioux in 1872, and include a short dictionary of English and Sioux words.

Note:  See also the Frederick G. Holmes papers [RG2735.AM] for additional materials.


Reel 1

Papers, 1823-1833; 1871-1872



Atkinson, Henry, 1782-1842

Fort Atkinson (Neb.)

Holmes, Frederick G., 1827-1875

Holmes, Reuben, 1800-1833

Indian agents and agencies

Indians of North America — Language

United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 6th

Yankton Indian Agency


HEK/jc   02-18-1966

Revised TMM   06-26-2009

Encoded TMM   05-06-2010

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