Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search results

Merriam, Henry, 1837-1912

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1837-11-13 - 1912-11-12

United States Army general. He received the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions as a Union officer in command during the American Civil War.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Henry C. Merriam papers, 1865-1907; bulk 1865-1877

 Collection
Identifier: 1500-001-23
Scope and Contents Handwritten letters by Colonel Henry C. Merriam, both personal and official correspondence, in a lined manuscript notebook, dating from Apr 1865 to Jun 1877. Topics addressed include: the capture of Fort Blakely, Alabama and the colored troops therein; an Indian skirmish near the Arkansas River; military plan of mobile detachments to fight Indians in preference to establishment of a permanent sub-post; requests for aid of Mexican military in the capture of marauding cattle thieves; matters...
Dates: 1865 - 1907; Majority of material found within 1865 - 1877