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William L. English diary, 1876
- English, William L.
- William L. English diary
- 1876 (inclusive)18761876
- 1 folder, (0.25 linear foot)
- Collection Number
- MS 0132
- 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.
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Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
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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.
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Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876
- Yellowstone Expedition, 1876
- Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876
- Ludlow, William, 1843-1901--Diaries
- West (U.S.)--Description and travel
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