NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
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.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
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.
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
Revised TMM 06-26-2009
Encoded TMM 05-06-2010