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    Set of Two Letters to Major (later Lieutenant Colonel) L. H. Marshall. One three page autograph signed letter, dated August 19, 1866, is from W. L. Marshall (L.H. Marshall's father) discussing the Indian Wars and urging him to be careful when meeting "swindlers, gamblers, & rascals". The other autograph letter (two pages) dated February 7, 1867, is from Willie Marshall (L.H. Marshall's son) urging him to resign from the army and return to his family. The letters are accompanied by five postal covers addressed to Colonel Marshall at various military establishments, including: Fort Boise, Fort Vancouver, and "Camp on Bruneaux [sic], I.T.".

    Pressure and complaints from settlers in southwestern Idaho led to designation of Fort Boise as headquarters for a new military district of Boise, March 2, 1866, with Major L. H. Marshall in command. Marshall's Indian campaigns failed, though, and General George Crook arrived at Fort Boise, December 11, 1866, to straighten things out. Worthy of further research. All very good or better.


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