Brackett, Albert G. (Albert Gallatin), 1829-1896

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Soldier; colonel, 9th Illinois Cavalry during the Civil War; author.

From the description of Letter : to Col. Albert G. Brackett, 1895 May 7. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27418123

Colonel Brackett spent several years following the Civil War on the western frontier in command of military posts for the 2d United States Cavalry. Fort Bridger, Wyoming, occupied by troops sent to settle the Mormon troubles in 1858; occupied until 1890.

From the description of Papers : 1870 ;. (Colorado Newspaper Project, Colorado Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 27817569

Albert Gallatin Brackett was born on 1829 February 14 in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York. He moved to Indiana in 1846 and volunteered for service in the Mexican War. As an officer in the 4th Indiana Volunteers, Brackett participated in campaigns in Huamantla, Puebla, and Atlixco. Following his discharge, he returned to Indiana and began a medical practice. In 1855 Brackett resumed a military career as a captain in the U.S. Cavalry and served on the Texas frontier. He left Texas upon the surrender of federal troops in 1861 and served in the Union army throughout the Civil War, rising to the rank of colonel. After the war, Brackett participated in Indian wars in the West and returned to Texas again as commander of Fort Davis. He retired from the Army in 1891. Brackett died in Washington, D.C., on 1896 June 25 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Brackett was the author of two books that drew on his military experience: General Lane’s Brigade in Central Mexico (1854) and History of the United States Cavalry (1865). In 1853 he married Martha Briggs, with whom he had a son. After their divorce in 1867, he married Rose Knight.

From the guide to the Albert G. Brackett Letters Doc 5173., 1846-1863, (Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas)

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referencedIn Biography -- Brackett, Albert G. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
referencedIn Robert Dunlap Clarke Papers, 1867-1868 Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Albert G. Brackett Letters Doc 5173., 1846-1863 Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Brackett, Albert G. (Albert Gallatin), 1829-1896. Papers : 1870 ;. History Colorado
creatorOf Brackett, Albert G. (Albert Gallatin), 1829-1896. Albert G. Brackett papers on military history. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Coe, William Robertson, 1869-1955,. Coe mss. 32, 37, 44, 81, 85, 122-5, 126, 147, 156, 212, 226, 351, 388, 410, 1816-1918. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Benson John Lossing Collection, 1843-1917 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Anderson, Margaret Beach. A cavalry captain on the Texas frontier, 1855-1861 / by Margaret Beach Anderson ca. 1960. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Clarke, Robert Dunlap, d. 1891. Papers, 1867-1868. Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Brackett, Albert G. (Albert Gallatin), 1829-1896. Fort Bridger, ca. 1873. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Brackett, Albert G. (Albert Gallatin), 1829-1896,. Letter : to Col. Albert G. Brackett, 1895 May 7. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Anderson, Margaret Beach. A cavalry captain on the Texas frontier, 1855-1861 / by Margaret Beach Anderson ca. 1960. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Brackett, Albert G. (Albert Gallatin), 1829-1896. Fort Bridger /by Col. Albert G. Brackett, ca. 1873. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Anderson, Margaret Beach. person
associatedWith Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918. person
associatedWith Brackett family. family
associatedWith Bridger, Jim, 1804-1881. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Clarke, Robert Dunlap, d. 1891. person
associatedWith Coe, William Robertson, 1869-1955, person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862 person
associatedWith Lane, Joseph, 1801-1881 person
associatedWith Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 person
associatedWith Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891 person
associatedWith Magruder, John Bankhead, 1807-1871 person
associatedWith Travis, Charles Edward, 1829-1860 person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. California Battalion of Mounted Riflemen. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Cavalry, 2nd. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Illinois Cavalry Regiment, 9th (1861-1865) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Indiana Volunteers, 4th. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Mormon Battalion. corporateBody
associatedWith Vasquez, Louis, 1795-1868. person
associatedWith Walker, Samuel Hamilton, 1817-1847 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
West (U.S.)
Oregon National Historic Trail
Camp Hudson (Tex.)
Fort Mason (Mason, Tex.)
Nevada
Fort McIntosh (Tex.)
United States
Fort Clark (Tex.)
Mexico.
Texas
Fort Bridger (Wyo.)
Wyoming
Fort Bridger (Wyo.)
Fort Bridger (Wyo.)
United States
Wyoming
California
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Indians of North America--Wars
Military Bases
Military bases--Manuscripts
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns--Mexico--Sources
Soldiers--United States--Correspondence
Frontier and pioneer life--Manuscripts
Manuscripts, American
Mormons--history
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Soldiers--United States
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Birth 1829

Death 1896

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