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Henry Almstedt Papers, 1846-1939

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Identifier: A0022

Title: Henry Almstedt Papers, 1846-1939


A native of Germany, Henry Almstedt served as colonel of the 1st United States Reserve Corps (3 months) from May to August 1861. In November 1861 he was appointed colonel of the 2nd Missouri Light Artillery. He resigned this command in August 1863, and was later appointed to the staff of the Unites States paymaster. He died November 21, 1884, in Fenton, St. Louis County.

Collection contains commission and appointments of Henry Almstedt and papers relating to the service of the 1st United States Reserve Corps (3 months) and the 2nd Missouri Light Artillery. Includes letter of William R. Martin to Captain T. Rohe, dated Martinsburgh, Missouri, July 29, 1861, regarding the discovery of the bodies of Benjamin Sharp and Lieutenant Jager; two letters of Joseph Weydemeyer to Almstedt, dated October 3, 1862, and to General Schofield, dated June 3, 1863, regarding his resignation; brief report of the fortifications at St. Louis, dated January 20, 1863; and Almstedt's journal with brief notes of the Powder River Indian Expedition in 1865. Also includes military commissions of Almstedt, dated 1846; and Bellefontaine Cemetery papers.

2 folders

Cite as: Henry Almstedt Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place: United States
St Louis

Dates: 1846-1939

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Almstedt, Henry, -1884

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Powder River Expedition, 1865


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