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George Dashiell Bayard Papers, 1856-1860

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Identifier: A0098

Title: George Dashiell Bayard Papers, 1856-1860


George D. Bayard was born in 1835. He graduated from West Point in 1856 and lived for a time in St. Louis. He rose to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers, and was killed at the Battle of Fredricksburg in December 1862.

Collection contains letters written to his family covering army life at Forts Leavenworth, Riley, Kearney and Jefferson Barracks. Letters also discuss conflicts with Indians, his injury and recovery in a St. Louis hospital resulting from an encounter with an Indian, and social life in St. Louis.

1 box

Cite as: George Dashiell Bayard Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1856-1860

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Bayard, George Dashiell, 1835-1862

Subjects: Armed Forces
Wounds and injuries
Jefferson Barracks (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Indians of North America


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