2 Replies Latest reply on May 24, 2021 12:27 PM by Joshua Mason

    Does any know about the 1892 records of Ft Boise ?

    Gary Hutson Newbie

      I am looking for the records of Fort Boise Idaho ( Boise Garrison).  The records I need are the morning reports, duty rosters, and training schedule for that year. Also what units were stationed there and how many troopers were stationed there .....also who was the post commander at the time of June 1892.  I could also use the building inventory for the post.

       

      Thanks Gary W Hutson

        • Re: Does any know about the 1892 records of Ft Boise ?
          Lauren Theodore Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Hutson,

           

          Thank you for posting your question on History Hub.

           

          Morning reports and monthly duty rosters for Army units (from November 1, 1912 to 1959) are in the custody of the National Archives in St. Louis, MO. Please contact them for access to these records. The address is the National Archives in St. Louis, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002 and the email address is stl.archives@nara.gov.  Morning reports are unit records filled out each day to reflect changes in duty statues (i.e., gains, losses, leave, transfers, temporary duty, and promotions) for personnel assigned to the unit. In most cases, morning reports will also show if an individual was wounded or killed in action; however, they do not show information about combat action or daily activities of the unit.

           

          Other records such as training schedules, commander lists, and supplies may be included in several series of records at the National Archives at DC in Record Group 393 - Records of U.S. Army Continental Commands, 1817 - 1947. We conducted a search on the National Archives Catalog but were unable to locate Fort Boise records from the 1890s. We suggest contacting the National Archives at DC Reference Branch at archives1reference@nara.gov to request a more in depth search of their collection.

           

          We hope this information is helpful.

           

          Sincerely,

           

          The National Archives and Records Administration

          • Re: Does any know about the 1892 records of Ft Boise ?
            Joshua Mason Adventurer

            Good afternoon,

             

            Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 17 series in the Records of U.S. Army Continental Commands, 1817 - 1947 (Record Group 393) pertaining to Boise Barracks in 1892.  The War Department referred to Fort Boise, Idaho, as Fort Boise from 6/28/1863 to 4/5/1879 and then the name was changed to Boise Barracks from 4/5/1879 to 1913.

             

            We also found the series titled Plans for Fort Boise, Idaho, in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers, 1789 - 1999 (Record Group 77) that might prove useful to your research (this series has been scanned and several different plans of the fort are online). 

             

            For access to any of the 17 textual series, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at archives1reference@nara.gov.  For access to the 1 map series, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.

             

            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!