Finding Aid to the Report of U. S. Army Court of Inquiry regarding Captain Emmet Crawford MS.679

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
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2012 November 7


Title: Report of U. S. Army Court of Inquiry regarding Captain Emmet Crawford
Identifier/Call Number: MS.679
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Date: between 1884 and 1910
Abstract: This is a typed copy of United States General Order 13, issued by order of Brigadier General Crook on July 14, 1884 from the Whipple Barracks in Prescott, Headquarters Department of Arizona, regarding the performance of Captain Emmet Crawford, Third Cavalry, in his military duties in connection with affairs at the San Carlos Indian Agency.
creator: Crook, George, General, 1829-1890

Scope and Contents

This is a typed copy of United States General Order 13, issued by order of Brigadier General Crook on July 14, 1884 from the Whipple Barracks in Prescott, Headquarters Department of Arizona, regarding the performance of Captain Emmet Crawford, Third Cavalry, in his military duties in connection with affairs at the San Carlos Indian Agency. The order was prepared by M. Barber, Assistant Adjutant General. The manuscript is not dated.

Preferred citation

Report of U. S. Army Court of Inquiry regarding Captain Emmet Crawford, between 1884 and 1910, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.679.

Processing history

Processed by Library staff after 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November 7, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Acquisition

Donated to the Library as part of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, 1910 April 7.

Use

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Biographical note

Emmet Crawford (1844, December 22 – 1886, January 18) was an American soldier who rose through the ranks to become an officer. He was most noted for his time spent in the Arizona Territory under General George Crook in the United States Cavalry.
In the spring of 1882, the 3rd Cavalry was transferred to Arizona to deal with the Apache Indians. Crawford was assigned to Fort Thomas, near the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. In September 1882, General Crook assigned Crawford to San Carlos as military commandant, where he was to work with the civilian agent to maintain peace and help the Indians become self-supporting. He was also to enlist and train Apaches as scouts. Crawford's concern that the Apaches be treated fairly led to friction with the agent, P. P. Wilcox. This led to Crawford requesting a transfer to Texas, but a month later he was recalled to deal with Geronimo. He was killed by irregular Mexican troops while in pursuit of the Apache leader Geronimo in January 1886 in Mexico.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Crawford, Emmett, 1844-1886
Apache Indians
San Carlos Indian Reservation (Ariz.)
United States. Army -- History