|Creator:||Clements, Bennett A. (Bennett Augustine), -1886|
 July 27-1886 January 4 (bulk 1860-1862)
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Bennett Augustine Clements (1831-1886) was a surgeon in the United States Army. In 1856, he earned a commission as an assistant surgeon in the Regular Army Medical Staff Infantry Regiment. From 1856 to 1863, he served in Florida, Texas, Utah, and New Mexico. In 1863, he became a full surgeon with the rank of major and administered hospitals during the American Civil War. In 1876, Clements served in the Indian Wars in the Dakota Territory. In 1871, he married Mary Isabella Rutherford Clements (born 1844), and they had two daughters, Lucille Rutherford Clements Arnold (1872-1952) and Maude Hamilton Clements (1874-1944). He died at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Purchased from William Reese Company on the William Robertson Coe Fund No. 3, 2010.
Manuscript field journal that documents the military career of Bennett A. Clements, July 27, 1859, to January 4, 1886. The volume principally discusses the daily activities of Clements and the United States Army troops commanded by Colonel Edward Richard Sprigg Canby in Utah and New Mexico Territories from 1860 to 1862 . Activities included protecting settlers against American Indians and negotiating with Navajo, Ute, and Zuni Indians, and fighting with Confederate States Army troops. Later journal entries include details of Clements' subsequent service with the Army of the Potomac and at hospitals in New York City, and as a medical doctor with United States Army troops commanded by General George Crook in the Dakota Territory in 1876. The journal also documents events and trips taken by his immediate family.
1 v. (110 p.) ; 24.2 cm
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