Institute Finding Aids: Military

  • Brauer, Albert G. (Mss 159)
    Korean War Psychological Warfare Propaganda Leaflet Collection developed by Brauer who served in the U.S. Army and was in charge of the unit developing these leaflets.
  • Burnham, John (Mss 155)
    Topics covered include army life (1863-1867), service with Henry Hasting Sibley in North Dakota, the 121st United States Colored Troops, army experiences in the Southwest after the war.
  • >Dill, Daniel J. (SC 39)
    Muster roll (1862) of 13th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment; quarterly returns of ordnance and stores; abstract of receipts and expenditures at Fort Rice; and other papers.
  • Eddy, Ira (Mss 212)
    Local man whose traced his genealogy to Captain Miles Standish and the earliest known member of the Eddy family, Reverend William Eddy of Cranbrook, England in the county of Kent. Contains two detailed 1846 letters of Safford B. Eddy's journey into Mexico during the Mexican War.
  • Farnsworth, Charles (Mss 616)
    Career military man who saw action in conflicts with the Indians, the Spanish-American War, and World War I.
  • Fraser, Donald C. (Mss 291)
    An impressive collection of World War II letters from Fraser to his wife Irene in Fargo, dating from 1941 to 1945 while he was in training in Montana and California, and with the 188th Field Artillery in Europe.
  • Grand Army Of The Republic. Department Of North Dakota. John F. Reynolds Post No. 5 (Mss 1053)
    Post whose members all served in the Civil War.
  • Johnson, Roy P. (SC 23)
    Correspondence; and research notes dealing with Fort Abercrombie. Also includes typed and handwritten transcripts of the post returns from 1858 to 1876.
  • Jones, Horace M. (Mss 193)
    Local man whose son served in World War I and died at home while on leave.
  • Korean War Psychological Warfare Propaganda Leaflet Collection (Mss 159)
    Korean War Psychological Warfare Propaganda Leaflet Collection developed by Brauer who served in the U.S. Army and was in charge of the unit developing these leaflets.
  • McCauley, David (Mss 329)
    Postmaster, express agent and army sutler for Fort Abercrombie.
  • McLeod, Katherine (Sorlie) (Mss 246)
    North Dakota educator, Katherine Sorlie McLeod's papers consist, for the most part, of letters written to Mrs. McLeod, including from William George Fanning while stationed in Texas during World War I. The papers also include a few letters that Mrs. McLeod wrote, grade school report cards, teacher contracts, graduation announcements, a draft of what appears to be a school skit and a poem describing a class camping trip. The papers have been organized into two series, Letters and General Files.
  • National Woman's Relief Corps (U.S.). John F. Reynolds Post No. 5 (Fargo, N.D.) (Mss 242)
    Organization founded 1890 as an auxiliary to the local John F. Reynolds Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. Activities included participation in Memorial Day observances, contributing to the Soldiers Home at Lisbon, N.D., presenting flags to various institutions, entertaining Company B of the North Dakota National Guard in 1898 and 1917, donating money and materials during World War I, Red Cross work, and adopting war orphans. Records include correspondence, minutes, membership rolls, financial records and regarding its Col. Carroll Junior Club.
  • Olson, Gertrude (Mss 301)
    The papers of Gertrude Olson (Sullivan) are comprised entirely of letters received in 1918 and 1919. The majority of these letters are from male friends then at camps around the country, including her future husband, though some are from the battle lines in France. In addition to outstanding depictions of camp living, there are some excellent documentations of daily life.
  • Sgutt, Julius (Mss 50)
    First mayor of Harvey, ND whose son served in World War I and regularly corresponded with his father.
  • Steele, Matthew Forney (Mss 128)
    His admiration of the generals who led the South during the Civil War prompted him to pursue a military career.
  • Walters, Hugo H., (SC 152)
    North Dakota National Guard material including enlistment papers (1889) for Hugo H. Walters, regulations for Devils Lake, N.D. encampment (1891) and special orders for Lt. H.H. (Hugo H.) Walters (1891), Daughters of the American Revolution application of Marcia Walters on the Thomas Bagley, Sr. family line, pamphlets, scrapbook pages, one dealing with fires and fire department matters (ca. 1904) in Fargo, N.D. and one containing mainly obituaries. Also includes clippings.
  • Whiting, Danford (SC 41)
    Diaries documenting daily activities in Wilmington (1862) and Whiting's service as soldier with a Vermont regiment during the Civil War (1863).
  • Williams, Mary Ann Barnes (SC 131)
    Correspondence and reminiscences, relating to General George Custer, the Battle of the Little Big Horn, forts Buford, Mandan, and Abraham Lincoln, Sakakawea, frontier life, and North Dakota history; and newspaper articles concerning Williams.
  • Wright, Dana (SC 32)
    Correspondence, research paper relating to Wright's career, including his activities with State Historical Society of North Dakota, histories, copies of his research concerning North Dakota military trails, "The Old Trails" by Wright, and newspaper clippings.