Merritt, Wesley, 1834-1910Alternative names
American army officer.
From the description of Documents signed (2) : Fort Clark, Texas, to the acting asst. inspector general in San Antonio, 1872 Aug. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270639219
From the description of Document signed : Fort Clark, Texas, to the acting asst. inspector general in San Antonio, 1872 Nov. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270639154
Son of a St. Clair County, Illinois farmer, West Point graduate, Civil War Brigadier General who continued to serve in the U.S. Cavalry after the war. He was Superintendent of West Point from 1882-1887, fought in the Spanish American War and was the first military governor of Manila.
From the description of Letters, 1863, 1888. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 52923302
Attended West Point and rose from lieutenant to Major General, serving in the Civil War at Gettysburg and Appomattox, among other places.
From the description of Wesley Merritt letter to S. S. McClure [manuscript], 1895 Jul 8 (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 398156486