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Emanuel Wotiz letter, 1858.
BANC MSS 2010/658
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Title:

Emanuel Wotiz letter, 1858

Creator/Contributor:

Wotiz, Emanuel, active 1856-1858, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Western Jewish History Center, 298.

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1984.001.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Letter that Emanuel Wotiz wrote and sent to members of his family in Strakonitz (then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and now in the Czech Republic) when he was stationed at Camp Floyd, in Cedar Valley, Utah Territory. The letter describes Wotiz's journey from Chicago to Salt Lake City (via Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming). Once in Salt Lake City, the Tenth Regiment easily forced the "surrender" of those Mormons who had opposed the law of the U.S. The letter contains Wotiz's views of the country, Indians, and of army conditions.

Date:

1858 (issued)

Subject:

n-us--- -- n-us-ut -- e-xr---
Wotiz, Emanuel -- active 1856-1858 -- Archives
United States. -- Army. -- Infantry Regiment, 10th.
United States. -- Army -- Military life
Utah Expedition (1857-1858) -- Personal narratives
Indians of North America -- Utah
Jews -- Correspondence
Mormons -- Utah -- History -- 19th century
Cedar Valley (Utah County, Utah)
Fort Crittenden (Utah)
Strakonice (Czech Republic)
United States -- Description and travel
Soldiers

Note:

Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 296.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1984.001.
Emanuel Wotiz letter, BANC MSS 2010/658, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Emanuel Wotiz immigrated to the United States from Europe. In 1856, he enlisted for five years as a soldier in the U.S. Army.
Materials in German with an English translation.

Physical Description:

1 oversize folder.

Language:

English
German

Identifier:

2006585559
BANC MSS 2010/658

Origin:

California