John M. Chivington papers, 1863-1892
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C MSS -M1594
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2 envelopes (9 folders)
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Frontier Methodist minister and army officer. Played a critical role in defeating confederate forces at the Civil War battle of Glorietta (1862). In November, 1864, led a regiment of the Colorado Volunteers to the Cheyenne's Sand Creek Reservation where troops killed between 100 and 200 Cheyenne (later known as the "The Sand Creek Massacre").
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Correspondence, reports, newspaper clipping concerning Chivington's ministerial, military and political careers; much of the correspondence was sent to General L.W. Colby who was investigating the Sand Creek Massacre for a court case in 1892.
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In part, photocopies. Repositories of originals unknown.
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.
Frontier Methodist minister and army officer. Played a critical role in defeating confederate forces at the Civil War battle of Glorietta (1862). In November, 1864, led a regiment of the Colorado Volunteers to the Cheyenne's Sand Creek Reservation where troops killed between 100 and 200 Cheyenne (later known as the "The Sand Creek Massacre").
Donor:
Gift of W.B. Wetherell, 1963.
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