Sunday, September 18, 2011

Josiah Snelling Papers

The Josiah Snelling papers are housed at the Minnesota Historical Society.  Included in his papers are:
Letters from Fort Independence to Daniel Parker of the War Department, December 6 and 20, 1812.
Contains information on military appointments, mention William Henry Harrison's role in the War of 1812, and refer to Snelling's interest in obtaining a West Point appointment for James Spencer.

Snelling's appointment as a 1st Lieutenant in the 4th Infantry on May 4, 1808.

More about Snelling and his role in the surrender of Detroit here.

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