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Description

The collection contains papers of Adelbert Merrill of Portland, Maine, reflecting his military career and subsequent retirement. This small collection includes notes from a course in anti-aircraft artillery, forms, correspondence, copies of special orders, etc. Much of the material concerns his efforts to obtain a pension and medical benefits after his retirement. It also contains his records while seeking civilian employment both in federal and state agencies. Also included is a manuscript volume from Merrill's library containing general orders from Camp Sykes, Dakota Territory, 1872. This fort was established in 1872 to protect construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad.

Publication Date

2015

Keywords

Military and War

Disciplines

History

Size of Collection

1 box (1 cubic foot)

Dates of Collection

1872-1972, bulk 1931-1942

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0342

Merrill (Adelbert Howard) Papers, 1872-1972

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History Commons

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