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Finding Aid to the Edward Otho Cresap Ord Papers, 1850-1883
BANC MSS C-B 479  
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box 1

Ord, Edward Otho Cresap: Outgoing letters, 1852-1881. Arranged chronologically.

box 1, folder Outgoing letters, Jan-Mar 1865

Draft of letter from Edward Ord to Abraham Lincoln. 1865 BANC MSS C-B 479

Scope and Content Note

Letter is: Relative to a man in arrest for desertion by the name of Stanby, orders his execution suspended.
box 2-6

Incoming letters, A-Z

box 2, folder Bowers, Theodore Shelton

Telegram from T.S. Bowers and Abraham Lincoln to General Ord. February 16, 1864 BANC MSS C-B 479

Scope and Content Note

Order from Lincoln to suspend the death sentence of Charles Loda.
box 4, folder Lincoln, Abraham, Pres. U.S., 1809-1865

Telegram from Abraham Lincoln to General Ord. January 19, 1985 BANC MSS C-B 479

Scope and Content Note

Telegram is a request that Stanley William Stanby not be executed for desertion.
box 4, folder Lincoln, Abraham, Pres. U.S., 1809-1865

Telegram from Abraham Lincoln to Major General Ord. March 16, 1865 BANC MSS C-B 479

Scope and Content Note

Telegram states to: Suspend execution of Lt. Henry Meek of First US Colored Cavalry until further orders from here...
box 4, folder Lincoln, Abraham, Pres. U.S., 1809-1865

Telegram from Abraham Lincoln to Major General Ord. March 20, 1865 BANC MSS C-B 479

Scope and Content Note

Telegram asking: Is it true that Geo W. Lance is detained at Norfolk without any charge against him? And if so, why is it done?
box 4, folder Lincoln, Abraham, Pres. U.S., 1809-1865

Telegram from Abraham Lincoln to Major General Weitzel. April 12, 1865 BANC MSS C-B 479

box 4, folder Lincoln, Abraham, Pres. U.S., 1809-1865

Telegram from Abraham Lincoln to Major General Weitzel. April 12, 1865 BANC MSS C-B 479

Additional Note

Copy of Weiztel telegram for Major General Ord by order of the President.
box 7

Letterbooks, 1865-1876

Physical Description: (2 v.)
 

Copies of telegrams sent and received, 1863-1866

Physical Description: (3 items)

Scope and Content Note

1863 v. also includes copies of messages received from Grant, P. J. Osterhaus, J. B. McPherson, John A. Rawlins, N. G. Hunt, F. J. Herron, W. L. Duff, J. G. Lamman and J. H. Wilson.
 

Diaries, 1850-1856

Physical Description: (3 v.)

Additional Note

Includes description of voyages to California, 1850 and 1853, via Panama; some accounts; a will dated Oct. 30, 1850; activities in coast survey in vicinity of San Pedro, Calif., 1853-1855; battles against Rogue River Indians of Oregon, 1856; will, dated Mar. 23, 1856; copy of report of Rogue River expedition, Mar. 28, 1856.
Please use photocopy of diaries; volume with collection.
 

v. 1: 1850-Feb. 1854

 

v. 2: Mar. 1854-1855

 

v. 3: 1856-Mar. 1857

box 8

Army orders, 1851-1881

Scope and Content Note

Included are orders by Col. Gates, Maj. Wyse, Maj. Rains, Maj. Haller, Maj. Gen. Wool, Col. Wright, E. O. C. Ord, R. C. Buchanan, E. D. Keyes, Capt. Vogdes, Gen. Sumner, Capt. Roberts, Maj. Gen. McClellan, Maj. Gen. McDowell, E. Schriver, U. S. Grant, E. D. Townsend, Maj. Gen. Halleck, Dix, Maj. Gen. Banks, Maj. Gen. Sigel, Maj. Gen. Butler, W. T. Sherman, Alvan C. Gillem, Maj. Gen. Schofield, C. C. Augur.
Signatures of: J. F. Quinly, Alex Piper, E. D. Keyes, Henry C. Hodges, St. Clair Dearing, John W. Turner, George P. Ihrie, J. G. Chandler, W. W. MacKall, R. C. Drum, Samuel Breck, John Rawlins, S. S. Seward, L. Thomas, D. T. Van Buren, E. D. Townsend, T. S. Bowers, J. S. Crosby, G. Norman Leiber, Wm. Sinclair, Richard B. Irwin, T. Melvin, E. S. Parker, George K. Leet, Ed. W. Smith, C. H. Whittelsey, H. B. Scott, W. A. Nichols, O. D. Greene, R. C. Drum
 

Accounts, 1853-1871, for U.S. Coast Survey and army

 

Accounts, personal, 1855-1882

 

Casualty lists, 1863-1865; deserter lists, 1865; undated lists

 

Maps

 

Miscellaneous army papers - agreements, court martials etc.

 

Miscellaneous miscellany

box 9

Papers of Edward Otho Cresap Ord, Jr.

 

Outgoing letters, 1883-1897

 

Incoming letters, A-Z

 

Army orders and circulars, 1880-1885

 

Quartermaster forms and receipts, 1883-1895

 

Personal accounts, 1884-1897

 

Miscellaneous. Included is diary of military camping expedition, Sept. 29-Oct. 8, 1890