Chivington, John M. (John Milton), 1821-1894

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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").

From the description of John M. Chivington papers, 1863-1892. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 13656220

Deputy sheriff, formerly U.S. Army officer responsible for the Sand Creek Massacre (Colorado, 1864); of Denver, Colo.

From the description of The First Colorado Regiment ; The Prospective [microform] / by Col. Chivington, 1884. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 55966757

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referencedIn Edward W. Wynkoop Collection, 1859-1987 (bulk, 1859-1891) Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
creatorOf Chivington, John M. (John Milton), 1821-1894. John M. Chivington papers, 1863-1892. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Dunn, William R., 1916-. "I stand by Sand Creek" : a defense of Colonel John M. Chivington and the Third Colorado Calvary, 1985. American Primers
referencedIn First United Methodist Church history, [undated]. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Soule, Silas S., 1844-1865. Papers, 1861-1865. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Atkinson, J. W., 1846-. J.W. Atkinson statement : Aspen, Colorado, 1886. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Boulder Daily Camera. Focus Magazine 1973 December 2. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Wynkoop, Edward Wanshear, 1836-1891. Edward W. Wynkoop collection, 1859-1987 (bulk, 1859-1891). Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Lyman, Clarence Augustus, 1871-. Clarence A. Lyman : [collection] : 1957 ;. History Colorado
referencedIn Sayre, Hal, 1835-1926. Hal Sayre papers, 1859-1925. University of Colorado Boulder
referencedIn The commanding officer of the First Regiment of Cavalry of Colorado : to all who shall see these presents, greeting. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Colorado Prospector : historical highlights from early day newspapers, v. 24, n. 1, 1993 Jan. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Chivington, John M. (John Milton), 1821-1894. The First Colorado Regiment ; The Prospective [microform] / by Col. Chivington, 1884. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Lyman, Clarence Augustus, 1871-. Papers, 1939-1957. Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Chivington, John M. (John Milton), 1821-1894. Colorado military : civil war : [collection] 1861-1989 ; (bulk 1861-1890) ;. History Colorado
referencedIn Carey, Raymond Giddens. Raymond G. Carey Sand Creek papers. 1950-1971. University of Denver, University Libraries, Anderson Academic Commons
creatorOf Chivington, John M. (John Milton), 1821-1894. Sand Creek Papers, 1861-1864. Colorado College, Tutt Library
referencedIn Dunn, William R., 1916-. The Sand Creek affair : a reappraisal, ca. 1985. American Primers
creatorOf John M. Chivington : [collection] : 1898-1991 ;. History Colorado
creatorOf Bent, George, 1843-1918,. Samuel Forster Tappan : [collection] : 1861-1875 ;. History Colorado
referencedIn Edward W. Wynkoop letter, 1863 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Wynkoop, Edward Wanshear,. Letter, 1863. American Primers
referencedIn Oral intervire typescript, Oral re-creation of William Bent of Bent's Fort and the Sand Creek massacre, 1981 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn Tappan, Samuel F. Samuel F. Tappan papers relating to the Sand Creek Massacre, 1867-1953 (bulk 1867-1913) Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Silas Soule : [collection] : 1865 / manuscript. History Colorado
referencedIn Keesee, Daniel, 1841-. Indian depredations : Prowers, Colorado, 1886. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Tappan, Samuel F. Samuel F. Tappan papers relating to the Sand Creek Massacre, 1867-1953 (bulk 1867-1913). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Atkinson, J. W., 1846- person
associatedWith Balster, Carolyn E. person
associatedWith Black Kettle, Cheyenne chief, d. 1868. person
associatedWith Boulder Daily Camera. corporateBody
associatedWith Carey, Raymond Giddens. person
associatedWith Dunn, William R., 1916- person
associatedWith Keesee, Daniel, 1841- person
associatedWith Lyman, Clarence Augustus, 1871- person
associatedWith Methodist Episcopal Church corporateBody
associatedWith Sayre, Hal, 1835-1926. person
associatedWith Soule, Silas S., 1844-1865. person
associatedWith Tappan, Samuel F. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Colorado Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1862-1865) corporateBody
associatedWith Wetherell, W. B., person
associatedWith Wynkoop, Edward Wanshear, 1836-1891. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
West (U.S.)
New Mexico
Colorado
West (U.S.)
United States
Colorado
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Indians of North America--Wars--History
Methodist Episcopal Church--History--19th century
Sand Creek Massacre, Colo., 1864--History
Methodist Church--Clergy
Indians of North America--Government relations
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Birth 1821-01-27

Death 1894-10-04

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