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A general view of the allotment system

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This article describes the success and hardships of the Allotment System, a program designed to deduct money from soldiers' pay and have it sent home to their families during the Civil War. Theodore Roosevelt, W. E. Dodge, and Theodore Bailey Johnson had been appointed commissioners by the President to visit regiments of volunteer soldiers in New York State.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Civil war; Military assistance, American--Finance; Military service, Voluntary; Dodge, W. E. (William Earl), 1832-1903; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1862-02-18

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt and Alice Lee Roosevelt are having a splendid time in Liverpool, England. Irvine S. Bulloch, Roosevelt's uncle, is the "jolliest, kindest host." Roosevelt has been discussing naval history with his other uncle, "the blessed old sea-captain" James Dunwody Bulloch. He has convinced him to publish a work regarding "naval operations abroad" during the American Civil War. Bulloch was a Confederate agent in Great Britain and managed these operations. Roosevelt really enjoys speaking with his uncle, even though had Roosevelt been of age during the war he would have served the Union.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Honeymoons; Naval history; Military operations, Naval; United States--Confederate States of America; England--London; Fingal (Confederate ship); Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Bulloch, James Dunwody, 1823-1901; Bulloch, Harriott Cross, -1897; Bulloch, Irvine S., 1842-1898

Date: 1881-09-14

The old and the new year

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Father Time presents the new year labeled "1886" to Puck standing in the foreground, holding his lithographic pencil. Behind him are scenes of events from 1885, such as President Cleveland's inauguration on March 4, Fredinand Ward's conviction and William Mahone's defeat, publication of Pope Leo XIII's "Encyclical" Immortale Dei, Louis Pasteur's anti-rabies vaccine, Chinese attacked in Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Tacoma, Washington Territory, and the Grim Reaper strikes down Ulysses S. Grant, Alfonso XII of Spain, William H. Vanderbilt, composer Leopold Damrosch, Cardinal McCloskey, Thomas Hendricks, and Victor Hugo. Fighting continues in Bulgaria, Sudan, Tonquin, and Spain.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: New Year; Father Time (Symbolic character); Grim Reaper (Symbolic character); Death and burial of a person; Imprisonment; War; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; McCloskey, John, Cardinal, 1810-1885; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Alfonso XII, King of Spain, 1857-1885; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Damrosch, Leopold, 1832-1885; Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885; Pasteur, Louis, 1822-1895; Ward, Ferdinand De Wilton, 1851-1925

Date: 1885-12-30

Letter from Stephen Bleecker Luce to Theodore Roosevelt

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Admiral Luce commends Theodore Roosevelt on his Naval War of 1812 as "the very highest authority we have on the subject."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: War of 1812; Naval history; Books and reading

Date: 1888-02-13

The State of Franklin

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Handwritten draft of chapter four from "The Indian Wars, 1784-1787" section of The Winning of the West.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Frontier and pioneer life; Statehood (American politics); Legislation--U.S. territories and possessions; Law--U.S. territories and possessions; Constitutions--U.S. states; Cherokee Indians--Wars; Tennessee--Franklin (State); North Carolina; Sevier, John, 1745-1815

Date: 1894?

Kentucky's struggle for statehood, 1784-1790

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Handwritten draft of chapter five from "The Indian Wars, 1784-1787" section of The Winning of the West.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Frontier and pioneer life; Statehood (American politics); Indians of North America--Wars; Kentucky; Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932; Fleming, William, 1729-1795

Date: 1894?

The war in the Northwest, 1787-1790

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Handwritten draft of chapter seven from the "St. Clair and Wayne" section of The Winning of the West.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Frontier and pioneer life; Indians of North America--Wars; Indians of North America--Treaties; Pioneers; Ohio; St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818; Harmar, Josiah, 1753-1813; Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796

Date: 1894?

The Southwestern territory, 1788-1790

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Handwritten draft of chapter eight from the "St. Clair and Wayne" section of The Winning of the West.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Frontier and pioneer life; Indians of North America--Wars; Creek Indians; Tennessee; Tennessee--Franklin (State); McGillivray, Alexander, approximately 1740-1793

Date: 1894?

The wars that never come

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George F. "Hoar" sits with a broken drum labeled "Hawaiian Bluster," Henry Cabot "Lodge" holds a broken rifle labeled "Behring Sea War Thunder," and John T. "Morgan" sits with a bent and beaten-up bugle labeled "Nicaraguan War Blast." A large female angel of "Peace" stands behind, spreading her wings over them.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Musicians; Militarism; War; Peace; Angels; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Morgan, J. T. (John Tyler), 1824-1907

Date: 1895-05-29

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt provides his opinion on Bayard's misunderstanding of British diplomacy for his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles, probably referring to United States Ambassador to Britain Thomas F. Bayard. He comments on the invaders in the Transvaal and lists some recent dinner guests.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Diplomacy; War; Dinners and dining; South Africa--Transvaal; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Olney, Richard, 1835-1917

Date: 1896-01-05

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