Jerome A. Watrous papers, 1864-1922.


Watrous, Jerome A., 1840-1922. Jerome A. Watrous papers, 1864-1922.

Jerome A. Watrous papers, 1864-1922.

Papers of Jerome A. Watrous, a Wisconsin journalist, veteran of the Civil War and the Spanish-American War, and leader in the Grand Army of the Republic consisting of correspondence and writings. About three-fourths of the collection consists of draft and printed speeches and writings concerning the Civil War, the Philippine Islands, the GAR, and general Wisconsin biography and history. Some items focus on the Iron Brigade, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and other Civil War battles, the Milwaukee Soldiers Home, and the history of several Wisconsin regiments. With these papers are comments on the proposal to place General Robert E. Lee's statue in Statuary Hall, Washington, D.C.; a collection of letters, 1864-1865, of General Joseph Bailey, then lieutenant colonel of the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, relating to his actions during the Red River campaign of 1864; and a Waterhouse/Watrous family history. The correspondence is very incomplete, and although his duty as a paymaster in the Philippines has some coverage, there is no correspondence about Watrous' military service in the Civil War. Prominent correspondents include Edward W. Bragg and William A. Ketchum, commander-in-chief of the GAR.

0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

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