Thomas R. Cornelius letter, February 20, 1856  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Cornelius, Thomas R.
Thomas R. Cornelius letter
February 20, 1856
0.1 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
CA 1856 Feb 20
Thomas R. Cornelius (1827-1899) was a pioneer and member of the Oregon Mounted Volunteers during the Cayuse and Yakima Indian Wars. The collection consists of a single letter to his wife written during his military service.
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Thomas R. Cornelius (1827-1899) was born in Missouri, and came to Oregon with his parents in 1845. He enlisted in the Oregon Mounted Volunteers for the Cayuse Indian War and the Yakima Indian War. Later he ran a general store in the town of Cornelius and farmed.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The letter, written from Ft. Henrietta, refers to supply problems and sale of horses to the government.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas R. Cornelius letter, CA 1856 Feb 20, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Pioneers--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Soldiers--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Yakama Indians--Wars, 1855-1859
  • Personal Names :
  • Cornelius, Thomas R.--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon. Militia. Regiment of Oregon Mounted Volunteers, 1st.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence