William L. English diary, 1876

Overview of the Collection

Creator
English, William L.
Title
William L. English diary
Dates
1876 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 folder, (0.25 linear foot)
Collection Number
MS 0132
Summary
The William L. English diary (1876) records the trip from Fort Shaw, Montana, in an attempt to centralize the Indian population of the Montana Territory with the mission culminating in Custer's battle with the Sioux. William L. English served as First Lieutenant in Company I of the Seventh Infantry.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 8015818863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

William L. English was born in Illinois and received his military commission in Illinois as a volunteer Second Lieutenant on 18 June 1867. In 1872, he was elevated to the rank of First Lieutenant of the Seventh Infantry. English served under General John Gibbon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The William L. English diary (1876) records the trip from Fort Shaw, Montana, in an attempt to centralize the Indian population of the Montana Territory with the mission culminating in Custer's battle with the Sioux. The diary is a log of events rather than a record of personal experiences. English describes the weather, physical landmarks, food, Crow and Sioux Indians, and the battlefield site on June 27, two days after Custer's battle.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Processing Note

Processed by Paul Mogren in 1977.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876
  • Yellowstone Expedition, 1876

Personal Names

  • Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876
  • Ludlow, William, 1843-1901--Diaries

Geographical Names

  • West (U.S.)--Description and travel

Form or Genre Terms

  • Diaries