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Name Forts and fortifications -- Nebraska

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Image of RG0826.AM - RG0826 Bruning, Fred, 1858-1940

RG0826.AM - RG0826 Bruning, Fred, 1858-1940

This collection consists of two copies of an account by Fred Bruning titled "Winter of 1876-1877 at Camp Canby," and a handwritten autobiography. He writes of life working in fort trading posts in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah from 1876-1883, including one year at the Red Cloud Indian Agency. He returned to Omaha, Nebraska, where he writes of being in business, as well as being a Douglas County, Nebraska, Commissioner.

Image of RG1004.AM - RG1004 Forts (Neb.)

RG1004.AM - RG1004 Forts (Neb.)

The collection contains brief historical notes about the following Nebraska forts: Fort McPherson, Fort Kearny, Fort Sidney, Fort Niobrara, Fort Atkinson, Fort Omaha, Camp Sheridan, Fort Robinson, and Fort Hartsuff. The notes indicate when the forts were established and why they were established. They describe what military life was like at the forts, as well as what happened to the forts after they were no longer in use. Also included in the collection is an essay entitled, "The Role of the Military in Nebraska Frontier Society," by Karen Barry.

Image of RG1007.AM - RG1007 Fowler, E.B.

RG1007.AM - RG1007 Fowler, E.B.

The collection consists of one letter dated July 26, 1873, from E.B. Fowler of Cottonwood Springs, Nebraska, to a Mrs. Barnes. Fowler describes his impressions of living in the sandhills and his feelings of loneliness. He describes an Indian attack and a water spout burst that resulted in the deaths of six men and twenty-eight horses. These occurances happened while he was at Fort McPherson, Nebraska.