Semi-Annual Muster Roll of Co. K, 1st Dragoons, Capt. Philip St. George Cooke, Commanding Officer

Collection Summary

Title: Semi-Annual Muster Roll of Co. K, 1st Dragoons, Capt. Philip St. George Cooke, Commanding Officer
Call Number: MS 87-21
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by Major Oscar N. Hoop
Processed By: LTM, 4-27-1987; Reprocessed by JEF, 1-23-1998; MN, 10-2008
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

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Restrictions

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Content Note

The Semi-Annual Muster Roll of Co. K, 1st Dragoons is a muster roll of Captain Philip St. George Cooke, company commander, who played a leading role in westward expansion of the United States from 1827 to 1866. The muster roll dates from December 31, 1839 to June 30, 1840 while the company was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Contains a letter from Major Oscar N. Hoop from Vancouver Barracks, Washington, to Major Chapman Grant, commander of the ROTC at the University of Wichita, dated September 1, 1927, concerning the muster roll.
Box 1 FF 2 Contains the muster roll of Co. K., 1st Dragoons, Captain St. George Cooke, Commanding Officer. The muster roll dates from December 31, 1839 to June 30, 1840. Colonel Stephen Watts Kearney was the commander of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The roll shows 34 men in the company on active duty, and the company had just marched from Fort Wayne, Oklahoma (Indian Territory) to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.