Thursday, July 2, 2015

General Bissell's Papers

Bissell's signature on a pre-war document dated 2 July 1806 from Fort Massac [...Army Inspector, St. Louis, Upper Louisiana]:

Source - Fold3

The Missouri History Museum houses the Daniel Bissell Papers.  The website included the following excerpt from General Bissell's biographical information:

"He was in command at Fort Massac [link added] on the Ohio River at the time of the Louisiana Purchase, and was sent to the Missouri Territory where he was appointed military commander of the territory, now in the state of Missouri and Illinois. By government order, he built Fort Bellefontaine and for several years (1809-1813) was its commandant." 

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