0.2 linear ft (1 wallet, 1 large manuscript).
Collection contains fifteen army commissions and a group of letters from the Mexican War in 1847.
Born In Eaton, Mass., April, 1793; was active in War of 1812; became 2nd lieutenant, 9th U.S. Infantry, 1813; built arsenal at Detroit, 1818; on duty at Troy, N.Y. And other arsenals, 1819-33; returned to Detroit, 1830; built arsenal at Dearborn, 1834; resigned, 1835; member Michigan House of Representatives, 1838 and 1840; U.S.marshal for District of Michigan, 1941; Lieutenant colonel of 15th U.S. Infantry, 1847, by brevet for conduct at Chanultepec; sheriff of Wayne County, 1855-57; was made paymaster of U.S. Army, 1961-1865; served to the close of the Civil War; died in Detroit, July 12, 1868. Supervised the building of the Detroit Arsenal, Dearborn, Michigan, in 1832-1834. (Heitman, Hist. Reg. U.S. Army, 1903 ed. ; Mich. Biogs. Descendants of John Howard, p. 92) (blue index cards).
This collection is open for research use.
White index cards available in the Burton Historical Collection.