T.G. Thompson [RG5115.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG5115.AM:  T.G. Thompson

Letters:  1854; 1860-1861
California; Nebraska Territory:  Farmer; prospector; Civil War soldier
Size:  1 folder

BACKGROUND NOTE

T.G. Thompson was a farmer and prospector in California. He came to Nebraska Territory and enlisted to fight in the Civil War. This collection relates to his activities in California and Nebraska Territory as described in letters written to his family.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of letters, one dated March 11, 1854, and seven written between October 10, 1860, and July 5, 1861, describing Thompson's farming activities in California and his intention to go prospecting. Most of the letters relate to his military service at Fort Kearny, Nebraska Territory. The letters include descriptions of Thompson's health, his experiences with Native Americans, and his opinions of other soldiers.

DESCRIPTION

Letters, 1854, 1860-1861

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

California -- History
Farmers -- California
Farming
Fort Kearny (Neb. Territory)
Forts and fortifications -- Nebraska Territory -- Kearney
Indians of North America -- Great Plains
Military facilities -- Nebraska Territory -- Kearney
Nebraska Territory -- History
Prospectors
Soldiers
Thompson, T.G.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

 

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