Albert Tracy papers

Collection Data

Description
Papers contain letters received by Tracy, 1843-1888; an 1876 transcript of his diaries, 1858-1862; sketches; military papers including commissions, an annotated promotions and brevet book, 1847-1848, and copies of his annual reports as Adjutant General of Maine, 1852-1854; a patent for a steam damper, 1871; and newspaper clippings. Correspondence is related to his aspirations as an artist and poet, service in the Mexican War and the Civil War, and activities as Adjutant General of Maine. Prominent correspondents include Albert H. Tracy, John C. and Jessie B. Frémont, and Franklin Pierce. Diaries cover his service in the 10th Infantry, Camp Scott, Wyoming Territory, the Mormon expedition, official and social life in Washington, D.C. and Portland, Maine, and his participation in Frémont's campaigns in Missouri, Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley.
Names
Tracy, Albert, 1818-1893 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1843 - 1893
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 3020
Topics
Tracy, Albert, 1818-1893
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 10th
Utah Expedition (1857-1858)
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Campaigns
Genres
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Notes
Biographical/historical: Albert Tracy (1818-1893) joined the Army as a lieutenant in the 9th Infantry during the Mexican War, served as Adjutant General of Maine, 1852-1855, returned to the Army's 10th Infantry and participated in an expedition against the Sioux from Fort Snelling, Minnesota, the Mormon expedition, and the Civil War, during which he was made a colonel and aide-de-camp to Gen. John C. Frémont.
Physical Description
Extent: .5 linear feet (2 boxes); 1 microfilm reel
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11974862
RLIN/OCLC: NYPW91-A0
MSS Unit ID: 3020
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fdbaa530-25f0-0130-6ebe-58d385a7bbd0
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