Fort Churchill (Nev.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Principally detailed letters from brothers Oscar and Alonzo Jewett to their family in Saginaw, Michigan, in which they discuss their life and mining ventures in Virginia City, Nevada, and Oscar's military activities. Also included are letters from their parents and sister in Michigan reporting news of the family and Saginaw. Material between 1861-1867.
Abstract Richard Gassaway Watkins, Nevadan, captain of the Silver City Guards during the first battle of Pyramid Lake and rancher near Ft. Churchill and Walker River Valley. Collection contains letters from Watkins at Carson City, Ft. Churchill, and Genoa, Nevada to "My Dear Burnett," plus typescripts: the first describes Watkins' difficulties with federal soldiers claiming his land for Ft. Churchill and his going into debt; the second letter continues his tale of disagreement with the military, price...