- Additional Authors
- 8 linear feet (6 boxes, 54 v.)
- 1 microfilm reel.
- Commonplace books
- Fort Brown (Brownsville, Tex.) > History, Military
- Fort Mackinac (Mackinac Island, Mich.) > History, Military
- Canada > Boundaries > United States
- United States > Boundaries > Canada
- Butler, Benjamin F (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893
- Morris, Joseph, 1824-1862
- Phelps, J. W (John Wolcott), 1813-1885
- De Peyster family
- Phelps family
- American Colonization Society
- United States Military Academy Students
- Indians of North America > Wars > 1815-1875
- Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842
- Masonry > United States
- Mexican War, 1846-1848
- Mormons > Utah
- Morrisite War, 1862
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
- African Americans > Colonization
- Meteorology > Observations
- Slavery > United States
- Water-supply > New York (State) > New York
- Southern States > History > 1865-1877
- United States > History > 1865-1898
- United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Campaigns
- Florida > History, Military
- Louisiana > History > Civil War, 1861-1865
- Mississippi > History > Civil War, 1861-1865
- Brattleboro (Vt.) > Social life and customs
- Europe > Description and travel
- Utah > History, Military
- United States > Politics and government > 19th century
- Commonplace books.
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- Biography (note)
- John Wolcott Phelps (1813-1885), American soldier, served in the Mexican War, was made captain in 1850, and resigned in 1859, but returned to the Civil War with a troop of volunteers he raised in Vermont.
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- MssCol 2399
Phelps, J. W. (John Wolcott), 1813-1885.
John Wolcott Phelps papers, 1833-1884.
- Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection consists of Phelps's correspondence, writings and printed matter. Correspondence with friends and family members begins when he was a cadet at West Point and continues into his adult life. Writings include five book-length manuscripts; numerous articles on politics and anti-masonry; and commonplace books from the period of his retirement from active military service which cover his views on national politics, the Civil War, masonry, Indian troubles, legal affairs, and other topics. Of special interest are Phelps's diaries, 1838-1871, recording his experiences in the Seminole War, garrison life in the West during the time of Canadian border troubles, his service in the Mexican War, the expedition to Utah to suppress the Mormons, Civil War service, life in retirement at Brattleboro, Vermont, and his interest in meteorology.
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Selected materials available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
John Wolcott Phelps (1813-1885), American soldier, served in the Mexican War, was made captain in 1850, and resigned in 1859, but returned to the Civil War with a troop of volunteers he raised in Vermont. He assisted Farragut in the campaign to capture New Orleans and organized the first body of African-American troops in the U.S. Army. After the federal government ordered the troops disbanded, Phelps resigned from the army.
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De Peyster, J. Watts (John Watts), 1821-1907.
Tower, F. B. (Fayette Bartholomew)
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.
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