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MS 313 - Fort McPherson Cabinet Card Collection

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Box MS313.01



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Title: MS 313 - Fort McPherson Cabinet Card CollectionAdd to your cart.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Photographs are arranged geographically.

Abstract

Collection consists of 14 mounted photographs of Fort McPherson, individual buildings, the Dunraven hunting party and of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s dog.

Collection Historical Note

General Philip Sheridan invited Lord Dunraven, a noted English sportsman, to hunt from Fort McPherson, Nebraska, in the fall of 1872.  Buffalo Bill Cody and Texas Jack Omohundro were scouts for the hunting party.

Fort McPherson began as an outpost in Cottonwood Springs.  It came into existence during the Civil War when Confederate officers roused the Cheyenne Indians against the Union in an attempt to divert Union troops away from the Civil War battlefields in the east.  Located between Fort Kearny and Fort Laramie, it was called Fort Cottonwood from 1863 to 1866. The name of Fort Cottonwood was changed to Fort McPherson on February 26, 1866, to honor General James B. McPherson, who had fallen while fighting with General W.T. Sherman against the Confederate forces in the battle for Atlanta. The Civil War ended in August, 1865; Nebraska became a State March 1, 1867. The fort played an important role in the Indian wars before being decommissioned in 1880.

Buffalo Bill Cody was at various times a scout at the fort and he later established his large ranch nearby named “Scouts Rest.” Lord Dunraven had one other hunt from Fort McPherson in 1874 with Texas Jack as his Scout.

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Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Processing Information: Photographs 1-12 and 14 have handwritten notes attached, lower front, providing identification of locations and some people.


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Item P.313.01: Two men on horseback and four men on foot around old well, 1872Add to your cart.

Note on front: “Lord Dunraven and Lord Parker”.

circa 1872

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Item P.313.02: Lord and Lady Dunraven at old well, 1872Add to your cart.

circa 1872

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Item P.313.03: Distant view of Fort McPherson, 1872Add to your cart.

circa 1872

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Item P.313.04: Four men with rifles in front of Lord Dunraven’s quarters with one man inside building, 1872Add to your cart.

circa 1872

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Item P.313.05: Man seated with baby on his lap and dog beside him in front of ‘Chief Trumpeter’s House’, 1872Add to your cart.

circa 1872

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Item P.313.06: Three men in front of a ‘Adjutant’s Office’, 1872Add to your cart.

circa 1872

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Item P.313.07: Four men in front of ‘Leonard House’, 1872Add to your cart.

circa 1872

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Item P.313.08: Three men, a dog, and a horse in front of ‘Suttlers Store’, 1872Add to your cart.

circa 1872

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Item P.313.09: Nine men in front of ‘Post Hospital’, 1872Add to your cart.

circa 1872

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Item P.313.10: ‘General Reynolds Quarters’, 1872Add to your cart.

circa 1872

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Item P.313.11: Thirteen men, some with musical instruments, in front of ‘Band quarters’, 1872Add to your cart.

circa 1872

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Item P.313.12: ‘Adjutant’s Quarters’, 1872Add to your cart.

circa 1872

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Item P.313.13: Dog holding a hat in his teeth, 1872Add to your cart.

circa 1872

Penciled on back: “Taken at Fort McPherson, Nebraska USA Cody’s loyal dog on the Lord Dunraven Expedition”.

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Item P.313.14: Halfway House, Cottonwood Canyon, Nebraska, 1872Add to your cart.

circa 1872

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