Publication: Government Printing Office, 1872, Washington
First Edition. Cloth. 590pp. House of Representatives. 42nd Congress, 2nd Session. Report No. 96. Profusely illustrated with Charts and Tables. This is an extensive report by the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the investigation of claims of fraud against various individual Indians in regard to their service during the Civil War. During the Civil War, the Union recruited Indians, primarily in the Indian Territory, to serve in the Union Army in action against the Confederate forces. The First, Second, and Third Regiments of Indian Home Guards believe that they are entitled to receive "bounties, back pay, and pensions" that other, non-Indians who served had received. Claims are directed primarily to a Mr. John W. Wright, who is alleged to have received monies from the government intended to be forwarded to specific Indian individuals, but were retained by Wright. Nicely rebound, with gilt-stamped label on spine. Text block clean and tight. A Fine copy.
Inventory Number: 49916