Benteen, Frederick William, 1834-1898

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Frederick William Benteen (1834-1898), soldier in Company H of the 7th U.S. Cavalry, fought in the west during the Indian Wars, married Catherine L. Norman (1838-1906).

From the description of Frederick William Benteen papers, 1833-1951 (bulk 1871-1896). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38475729

Benteen was an officer in the United States cavalry during the Civil War and the Indian campaigns in the American West.

From the description of Letters, 1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80013452

From the guide to the Frederick William Benteen letters, 1876, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

U.S. cavalry soldier.

Born in 1834 in Virginia, Frederick William Benteen sided with the Union during the Civil War, fighting as an officer with the 10th Missouri Cavalry. After serving briefly as the colonel of a Negro regiment, Benteen was appointed captain in the new 7th Cavalry in 1866 and served in all of its western Indian campaigns until 1882. Credited with saving the regiment from even greater disaster at Little Big Horn, Benteen was unwavering in his animosity toward George Armstrong Custer and supported Maj. Marcus A. Reno in the later inquiry over his actions. Benteen retired to Atlanta in 1888, after six years as a major with the 9th Cavalry, and died there in 1898.

From the description of Benteen-Goldin letters : letters written by Brevet Brigadier General Frederick W. Benteen, U.S.A., retired, to Sergeant Theodore W. Goldin, 7th U.S. Cavalry, 1891-1896 [and others, 1932-1933], 1934. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34256847

Frederick W. Benteen was an officer in the United States (U.S.) Army. He was a 1st lieutenant and captain, Bowen's Battalion of Missouri Cavalry; captain, major and lieutenant colonel, 10th Missouri Cavalry Regiment; and captain, 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment and major, 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment.

Theodore W. Goldin was a soldier in the United States (U.S.) Army. He was a sergeant in the 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment.

From the description of Frederick W. Benteen and Theodore W. Goldin papers, 1886-1933, bulk 1886-1896. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 50398543

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creatorOf Winslow, Edward Francis, 1837-1914. Papers of Edward Francis Winslow, 1862-1917. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Military Service Branch. Selected Military Service Records Relating to Frederick W. Benteen. National Archives Library, National Archives Records Administration
referencedIn Mechling, Henry. Henry Mechling papers, 1921. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Ghent, William J. (William James), 1866-1942. Letters : to F. S. Dellenbaugh / by William James Ghent, 1933. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Brininstool, E. A. (Earl Alonzo), 1870-1957. Brininstool, Earl Alonzo, collection, 1850-1945. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Sills, G. Joseph, Jr. Papers of G. Joseph Sills, Jr., 1878-2000 (bulk 1984-2000) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General. 1774 - 1985. Letters Received
referencedIn George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers, 1857-1929 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Letters relating to Frederick W. Benteen and the Battle of the Little Big Horn, 1891 Oct 20-1932 Dec 27 (bulk 1891 Oct 20-1896 Aug 12). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Benteen, Frederick William, 1834-1898. Frederick William Benteen papers, 1833-1951 (bulk 1871-1896). Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876. Papers, 1857-1929. American Primers
referencedIn Myrick, Herbert, b. 1860,. Collection of Western Americana, 1860-1926. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Benteen, Frederick William, 1834-1898. Frederick W. Benteen and Theodore W. Goldin papers, 1886-1933, bulk 1886-1896. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Winslow, Edward Francis, 1837-1914. Papers, 1862-1917. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Earl Alonzo Brininstool Collection, 1850-1945 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Frederick W. Benteen collection addendum, 1833-1978. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876. George Armstrong Custer papers, 1858-[not before 1887]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Barstow, C. H. (Charles H.), d. 1908. C. H. Barstow papers, 1870-1891. Newberry Library
creatorOf Frederick William Benteen letters, 1876 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Benteen, Frederick William, 1834-1898. The Benteen-Goldin letters / Fredrick W. Benteen. Nebraska State Historical Society, Nebraska History Library
referencedIn Francis R. Hagner collection, 1860-1946, 1876-1925 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Benteen, Frederick William, 1834-1898. Letters, 1876. American Primers
creatorOf Benteen, Frederick William, 1834-1898. Benteen-Goldin letters : letters written by Brevet Brigadier General Frederick W. Benteen, U.S.A., retired, to Sergeant Theodore W. Goldin, 7th U.S. Cavalry, 1891-1896 [and others, 1932-1933], 1934. Newberry Library
creatorOf Hagner, Francis R. (Francis Randall), 1873-1940,. Francis R. Hagner collection, 1860-1946, bulk (1876-1925). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Letters relating to Frederick W. Benteen and the Battle of the Little Big Horn, 1891 Oct 20-1932 Dec 27 (bulk 1891 Oct 20-1896 Aug 12). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Benteen, Frederick William, 1834-1898. An account of the Little Big Horn / by F.W. Benteen. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn Breihan, Carl W., 1915-. George A. Custer collection, 1864, 2003. Clarke Historical Library
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associatedWith Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933 person
associatedWith Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891 person
associatedWith Barstow, C. H. (Charles H.), d. 1908. person
associatedWith Benteen, Catherine L., 1838-1906. person
associatedWith Brininstool, E. A. (Earl Alonzo), 1870-1957. person
associatedWith Brininstool, Earl Alonzo person
associatedWith Brininstool, Edward A. person
associatedWith Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879 person
associatedWith Cole, Philip G. person
associatedWith Cole, Philip Gillett. person
associatedWith Custer, Elizabeth Bacon, 1842-1933 person
associatedWith Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876. person
associatedWith Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876, USMA June 1861. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Fenton, Reuben Eaton, 1809-1885 person
associatedWith Ghent, William J. (William James), 1866-1942. person
correspondedWith Goldin, Theodore W. person
associatedWith Hagner, Francis R. (Francis Randall), 1873-1940, person
associatedWith Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 person
associatedWith Mechling, Henry. person
associatedWith Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925 person
associatedWith Myrick, Herbert, b. 1860, person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Ostrander, Alson Bowles, 1849-1934 person
associatedWith Reno, Marcus A. (Marcus Albert), 1835-1889. person
associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 person
associatedWith Sills, G. Joseph, Jr. person
associatedWith Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869 person
associatedWith Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Thompson, R. E. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Cavalry, 7th. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Cavalry Regiment, 7th. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Missouri Cavalry Regiment, 10th. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Military Academy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Military Service Branch. corporateBody
associatedWith Winslow, Edward Francis, 1837-1914. person
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United States
West (U.S.)
Missouri
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Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876
Indians of North America--Government relations
Soldiers
Soldiers--Correspondence
Military
Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1876
Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895--Personal narratives
Cheyenne Indians--Wars, 1876
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876--Personal narratives
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876--Sources
Soldiers--United States--Correspondence
Politics, Government, and Law
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Birth 1834-08-24

Death 1898-06-22

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