William Emory papers 1861-1873 1861-1873

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William Emory papers, 1861-1873, 1861-1873

William Emory papers 1861-1873 1861-1873

William H. Emory (1811-1887) was born in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 1831, Emory devoted most of his life to the U.S. Army. Upon retirement in 1876 he had attained the rank of brigadier general and had served in the Mexican War, the Civil War, and on the Indian frontier. The documents in the collection consist of a letterbook, a biography drawn up shortly before retirement, and some loose correspondence with his wife, Matilda Wilkins Bache Emory. Several of his letters center around a period of transition in the early 1860s when Emory was serving in Indian territory but preparing for removal to the East for service with the Union forces against the Confederacy. William H. Emory was born in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. He graduated from the U. S. Military Academy in 1831 and spent most of his life in the U. S. Army, rising to the rank of brigadier general. His papers discuss social life in Maryland during the Civil War, his stay at Fort Leavenworth, and his efforts to retract his "hasty and much regretted" resignation from the Army in 1861. Queen Anne's County, Maryland, native William Hemsley Emory (1811-1887), an 1831 graduate of the United States Military Academy, served in the United States Army during the Mexican War, Civil War, and occupation of the former Confederate states. Emory retired from the army in 1876 with the rank of brigadier general. Letters between Emory and his family (dated 1861 to 1873) document family concerns, social life in Maryland on the eve of the Civil War, military life, and personal finance. William H. Emory (1811-1887) was born in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 1831, Emory devoted most of his life to the U.S. Army. Upon retirement in 1876 he had attained the rank of brigadier general and had served in the Mexican War, the Civil War, and on the Indian frontier. The documents in the collection consist of a letterbook, a biography drawn up shortly before retirement, and some loose correspondence with his wife, Matilda Wilkins Bache Emory. Several of his letters center around a period of transition in the early 1860s when Emory was serving in Indian territory but preparing for removal to the East for service with the Union forces against the Confederacy

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