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James Reagles, Jr., Collection

 Collection — Box: R-45
Identifier: WHC-M-1828

Scope and Contents

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Soldier. Correspondence (1866-1868) to and from Reagle regarding personal matters as well as his assignments at Fort Arbuckle, Indian Territory, with descriptions of the Indians of various tribes with whom he came into contact; and Reagles's diary (1864-1867), in which he recorded his experiences as a Union soldier in Virginia during the Civil War and his post-war service with the U.S. 10th Cavalry at Fort Arbuckle. In the diary Reagle recorded prominent Comanche, Choctaw and Chickasaw words and their English translations, a Caddo drinking song, and recipes for "elixirs of life." Of special note are his impressions of the Indians, his history of the Comanches through 1867, and drawing of a Caddo village he visited in 1867. James Reagle Jr. Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates

  • 1864-1868

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Available for public access.

Extent

.10 ft. (.10 ft.)

Language of Materials

English

Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Unknown. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1979.
Description rules
Appm
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

Contact:
630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States