1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 15, 2021 7:16 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking wagon trains led by William Tuttle

    mike ericksen Newbie

      I am looking for government wagon trains that supplied Fort Kearney, NE and Fort Laramie, WY in 1850, especially the one led by William Tuttle in the summer of 1850.

        • Re: Seeking wagon trains led by William Tuttle
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Harvey,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 109) that includes a file for Harvey, George - Holcombe Legion G-I. These records have been digitized and are available using the Catalog.


          We also located the Carded Records Showing Service of Military Units in Confederate Organizations in Record Group 109 that may include a card for the Holcombe Legion. The cards contain the names of officers, historical data about the organization, and a record of its achievements as transcribed from the "record of events" section of the Confederate muster rolls. For more information about the non-digitized records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at archives1reference@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          South Carolinian Confederate veterans and widows were eligible to apply for a pension to South Carolina if he was disabled or he/she was financially needy. In your letter to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, please include the Confederate veteran's name, his widow's name, the unit(s) in which he served, and the counties in which he and his widow lived after the Civil War. Beginning in 1889, the SC Comptroller began publishing lists of such veterans receiving pensions in his Annual Report. From 1919 to 1925, South Carolina granted pensions to Confederate veterans and widows regardless of financial need. These files are arranged alphabetically. Pension application files are typically one sheet of paper with writing on both sides.


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