Gaines, Edmund Pendleton, 1777-1849

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Birth 1777-03-20
Death 1849-06-06
English

Biographical notes:

Soldier, U.S. Army; served in War of 1812, Black Hawk War, Florida War and Mexican War; commanded Western Department and later Eastern Department; at odds with War Department over frontier defense during most of his career.

From the description of Letter : Sand Hills near Augusta, Ga., 1825 Sept. 30. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 31023735

U.S. Army general.

From the description of Papers, 1815-1857. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39352945

Army officer.

From the description of Edmund Pendleton Gaines papers, 1811-1845. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450374

U.S. Army officer, fought in War of 1812 and the Black Hawk War, sent troops to Texas in 1836 to protect settlers from indians, and was major general in command of the Western Department of the U.S. Army at the outbreak of the Mexican War.

From the description of Collection, 1821-1846. (University of Texas at Arlington). WorldCat record id: 30349358

Surveyor, lawyer, commissioned into army in 1799, eventually attained rank of major general in 1814.

From the description of Papers, 1828 (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 31802949

American soldier.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Moultrieville, S.C., to Major MacCall, 1820 Oct. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269573877

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, 1846 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269576995

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Hd. Qrs." Augusta, Ga., to J. Hunter, Cashier, 1819 Oct. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269568713

Edmund Pendleton Gaines, army officer, was born in Culpepper, Va. in 1777.

Following years of service on the frontier and in the War of 1812, Gaines was promoted to brigadier-general in 1814. He later participated in the Seminole Wars, commanded the Eastern Dept. of the Army, and led a successful campaign against Black Hawk. Gaines was at odds with the War Dept. through most of his career especially in regard to methods of frontier defense. He died in New Orleans in 1849.

From the description of Correspondence : to Governor [Israel] Pickens, Alabama, 1825 July 4. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37264930

Edmund Pendleton Gaines, army officer, was born in Culpepper County, Va. in 1777.

Following years of service on the frontier and in the War of 1812, Gaines was eventually promoted to brigadier-general in 1814. He later participated in the Seminole Wars, commanded the Eastern Dept. of the U.S. Army, and led a successful campaign against Black Hawk. Gaines was at odds with the War Dept. through most of his career especially in regard to methods of frontier defense. He died in New Orleans in 1849.

From the description of Correspondence : to Br. Genl. H. [Henry] Atkinson, Fort Atkinson, Missouri, 1822 June 12. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37265124

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Subjects:

  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Railroads--History--19th century
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Indians of North America--Commerce--History--1789-1869--Sources
  • Indians of North America
  • Military bases--History--19th century--Sources
  • Indians of North America--Alcohol use--History--19th century--Sources
  • Creek Indians--Government relations--Sources
  • Alcohol--Law and legislation--History--19th century--Sources
  • Creek Indians--Politics and government--19th century--Sources
  • General
  • Creek Indians--Treaties--History--19th century--Sources
  • Indians of North America--Government relations--History--19th century--Sources
  • Military planning--History--19th century
  • Indians of North America--Government relations--sources
  • New York Harbor (N.Y.)
  • Indian traders--History--19th century--Sources

Occupations:

  • Army officers

Places:

  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • Nebraska (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Kentucky--Louisville (as recorded)
  • Great Plains (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Fort Atkinson Site (Neb.) (as recorded)