Ruger, Thomas Howard, 1833-1907

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From the description of Autograph letter signed : West Point, N.Y., to William W. Belknap, 1871 Sept. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270619254

From the description of Autograph letter signed : West Point, N.Y., to William W. Belknap, 1871 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270619257

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.," to William W. Belknap, 1874 July 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270619260

Thomas Howard Ruger (1833-1907) was born in Lima, New York and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1854. He saw active duty in the Army during the Civil War and in the Reconstruction South, eventually rising to the rank of brigadier general. He was the superintendant of the United States Military Academy, 1871-1876, Commander of the District of Montana, 1879-1886, Commander of the Department of Dakota,1886-1891, and Commander of the Department of California from 1891 until his retirement in 1897. Ruger died on June 3, 1907, in Stamford, Connecticut. He married Helen Lydia Moore in 1857 and they had two children.

From the guide to the Thomas Howard Ruger papers, 1844-1958, 1878-1907, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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referencedIn Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921. Diary of Francis Vinton Greene [manuscript], 1863 June 13-August 18. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn United States Military Academy Archives. [Contact repository for more information].
referencedIn Mann, Harold Wilson, 1925-. Wisconsin men in Georgia, 1865-1876, 1951. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Graham, William M. (William Montrose). The William M. Graham papers, 1894-1991, bulk 1894-1915. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Ruger, Thomas Howard, 1833-1907. Autograph letter signed : West Point, N.Y., to William W. Belknap, 1871 Sept. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
creatorOf Ruger, Thomas Howard, 1833-1907. Letter [1874] Military Academy, West Point, New York [to] Hon. Wm. W. Belknap, Secretary of War. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Ruger, Thomas Howard, 1833-1907. Autograph letter signed : "U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.," to William W. Belknap, 1874 July 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ruger, Thomas Howard, 1833-1907. Autograph letter signed : West Point, N.Y., to William W. Belknap, 1871 Nov. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Thomas Howard Ruger papers, 1844-1958, 1878-1907 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Ruger, Thomas Howard, 1833-1907. Correspondence. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Ruger, Thomas H., 1833-1907. Civil War portrait print [picture], ca. 1865. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
creatorOf Smith, George Sidney. G. Sidney Smith papers, 1870-1896. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Levi P. Morton Correspondence, 1860-1912 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886. Letters of prominent American political and military figures, circa 1826-1884. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Farnsworth, Charles S. Charles Farnsworth papers, 1890, 28 April-12 May 1949, 14 October 1964, undated. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Devine, John Loften, b. 1851. person
associatedWith Farnsworth, Charles S. person
correspondedWith Graham, William M. (William Montrose) person
associatedWith Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921. person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Kicking Bear, 1853-1904 person
correspondedWith Lockwood, Philip Case, 1844-1897 person
associatedWith Mahan, Dennis Hart, 1802-1871. person
associatedWith Mann, Harold Wilson, 1925-. person
associatedWith Military Service Institution of the United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920 person
associatedWith Sitting Bull, 1831-1890 person
associatedWith Smith, George Sidney. person
correspondedWith Stone, Charles P. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Dept. of California, 1865-1913. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Dept. of Dakota. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. District of Montana. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1865) corporateBody
associatedWith United States Military Academy corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Wisconsin--Janesville
United States
Connecticut--Stamford
Subject
Ghost dance
Wounded Knee Massacre, S.D., 1890
General
Indians of North America--Great Plains
Smithsonian Exchange
Veterans
Scientific publications
Generals--United States
Indians of North America--South Dakota
Dakota Indians
Miniconjou Indians
Indians of North America--Montana
West Point
Hunkpapa Indians
Indians of North America--North Dakota
Oglala Indians
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Generals--United States
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Birth 1833-04-02

Death 1907-06-03

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