Jesup, Thomas Sidney, 1788-1860
- Existence: 1788-12-16 - 1860-06-10
United States Army officer known as the "Father of the Modern Quartermaster Corps".
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Ten of these items are letters, two of them addressed to his wife, Rachel. Other letters are mostly concerned with military matters, one addressed to James Calhoun who was at the time Secretary of War. Jackson writes to Gov. William Schley of Georgia informing him that "Jessup has not delivered the Creek prisoners to the State of Georgia." Also included are a number of badly faded photostats.Interesting item: In a letter written to Governor Lumpkin, May 28, 1835, Jackson states...
Dates: 1813 - 1847
Scope and Contents These letters pertain to the cession of Indian lands to the State of Georgia and from Georgia to the U. S. Government in 1802. At least one of them is addressed to Gov. Josiah Tattnall, Jr. James Jackson was governor of Georgia from 1798 to 1801. Following his term, he became a commissioner for the State of Georgia under Governor Tattnall and served in this capacity with Abraham Baldwin and John Milledge.Interesting item: A document signed by James Madison, then Secretary of...
Dates: 1797 - 1802
Scope and Contents These letters deal with various matters con cerning the Creeks in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. In August, 1836, Henry Stanton, Adjutant-General from Headquarters Army of the South, Tuskeegee, signs an order of Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup (1788-1860) appointing Col. John A. Campbell as Commissioner to treat with the chiefs of the Creeks and help them with their land claims.In another letter, Jesup requests more troops for Major Dear born to prevent the hostile Creeks from leaving...
Dates: 1836 - 1837
Scope and Contents The final capitulation of the Seminole Nation, March 18, 1837, to Maj. Gen. Thomas Jesup by Principal Chief Micanopy. Micanopy, who was held hostage, authorized his chiefs, Jumper, Holahtoochee, and Yaholoochee to act in his stead.This four page document was signed at Camp Dade by the deputies and thirty-six officers of the Army of the South. In this capitulation, the Seminoles agree that hostilities will cease and that the entire Seminole Nation will immediately emigrate to...
Scope and Contents The first item· is a letter from Scott to Gov. William Schley of Georgia dated March 6, 1836, in which he reports on the conditions of the first battalion of Georgia mounted men. He says the report is not favorable as the men generally refuse to be mustered into the service of the United States. He goes on to mention those who will be willing to serve and their names are listed at the end of the letter.The second item is a letter dated June 1, 1836, from the Headquarters of the...
Dates: 1836-03-06 - 1836-06-01