Alvord, Benjamin, 1813-1884

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General Benjamin Alvord was born in Rutland, Vermont, August 18, 1813, and died October 16, 1884.

From the guide to the Benjamin and William Alvord letters, 1861-1912, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

Army officer.

From the description of Benjamin Alvord correspondence, 1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449474

Reuben F. Maury (1821-1906) was Commander of the Oregon Cavalry 1st Regiment during the Civil War.

From the description of Benjamin Alvord letter to Reuben F. Maury [manuscript], 1864 February 15. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 693697999

From the guide to the Benjamin Alvord letter to Reuben F. Maury, 1864 February 15, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

General Benjamin Alvord was born in Rutland, Vermont, August 18, 1813, and died October 16, 1884.

He graduated from West Point in 1833, was a scholar and teacher for 21 years, and served on active duty in the Mexican War and a number of Indian Wars. In 1853, he was assigned to Fort Dalles at the eastern edge of the Columbia Gorge. He became Paymaster General of the U.S. Army in 1876 and retired in 1880. He produced research on mathematics, Indian customs, maps, and other topics. The Alvord Desert in Eastern Oregon is named for him.

From the description of Benjamin and William Alvord letters [manuscript], 1861-1912. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 708375654

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referencedIn George, M. C. (Melvin Clark), 1849-1933. Melvin Clark George papers [manuscript], 1882-1933. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Alvord, Benjamin, 1813-1884. Notes, 1878-1879. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn Evarts family papers, 1753-1960, 1798-1901 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Addison Crandall Gibbs Papers, 1858-1886 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf French, J. W. (John William), 1810?-1871. Papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Alvord, Benjamin, 1813-1884. Benjamin Alvord letter to Melvin Clark George [manuscript], 1882 March 7. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Maury, Reuben F., 1821-1906. Reuben F. Maury papers [manuscript], 1856-1864. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Huntington, John Webster Perit, 1831-1869. John Webster Perit Huntington papers, 1855-1869. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Bowen, J., Lieutenant. Map of eastern Oregon and western Idaho / compiled by 2nd Lieut. J. Bowen, 1st Oregon Cavalry Volunteers ; under the orders of Brig. Genl. Benj. Alvord, U.S. Vols. commanding the District of Oregon ; traced by Ordnance Sergt. M.A. Battersby. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Davis, Nelson H., ca. 1821-1890. Autograph letter signed : New York, to General Alvord, 1878 Dec. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gibbs, A. C. (Addison Crandall), 1825-1886. Addison Crandall Gibbs papers [manuscript}, 1858-1886. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885. George Brinton McClellan papers, 1783-1898 (bulk 1850-1885). Library of Congress
creatorOf Alvord, Benjamin, 1813-1884. Benjamin Alvord correspondence, 1874. Library of Congress
creatorOf Alvord, Benjamin, 1813-1884. Benjamin and William Alvord letters [manuscript], 1861-1912. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn George Brinton McClellan Papers, 1783-1898, (bulk 1850-1885) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Benjamin Alvord letter to Reuben F. Maury, 1864 February 15 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Benjamin and William Alvord letters, 1861-1912 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Alvord, Benjamin, 1813-1884. Benjamin Alvord letter to Reuben F. Maury [manuscript], 1864 February 15. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Joseph Lane papers, 1848-1940, 1850-1858 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Draper, John William, 1811-1882. John William Draper family papers, 1777-1951 (bulk 1860-1882). Library of Congress
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Garrett, Isaiah, 1812-1874. Isaiah Garrett letter, 1835 Mar. 12. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Lane, Joseph, 1801-1881. Joseph Lane papers, 1848-1875 (bulk 1850-1858). Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Evarts family. Evarts family papers, 1753-1960 (inclusive), 1798-1901 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn John William Draper Family Papers, 1777-1951, (bulk 1860-1882) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Alden family. Papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
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Oregon
Oregon
United States
United States
United States
Oregon
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Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Generals--Oregon--Correspondence
Cartography--History
Military
Generals--Correspondence
Oregon
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Birth 1813-08-18

Death 1884-10-16

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