Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential

Center

 

General Henry Washington Benham

 

GA-5

Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory


Introduction

 

The collection was acquired by the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 1953. The bulk of Benham’s Papers may be found at the Arlington Library, University of Texas.

 

Biographical Sketch

 

General Henry Washington Benham, the son of Jared Benham Jr. and Rebecca Hill, was believed to have been born on April 17, 1813 in Meridian, Connecticut. Other accounts purport his birth date to be in April or June between 1813 and1816 and birth place in Cheshire, Connecticut or Quebec, Canada. His maternal grandfather was Joseph Hill, a lieutenant in the British Army and his father’s ancestors were John and Winifred Benham, who arrived in Connecticut on the John and Mary, part of the Winthrop Fleet in 1630. Henry Benham attended Yale University for a year in 1832 and then enrolled in West Point where he graduated first in the class of 1837. He was then posted to the Corps of Engineers as a second lieutenant and served in the War with Mexico under General Taylor and General Wool. On February 2nd, 1847 during the battle of Buena Vista, he was wounded in the shoulder. On May 24, 1848, following the end of the war, he was brevetted for his action and promoted to captain. Following his service in the War with Mexico, Benham remained with the Corps of Engineers and worked on numerous projects. In Buffalo, New York he built the sea wall along the St. Lawrence as well as the lighthouse. Between the years 1853 and 1856, Benham traveled throughout Europe for the U.S. Survey Office. In September of 1860 he directed construction of the Potomac aqueduct and the Washington Navy Yard.

 

In early 1861, he worked on the fortification of a military base in Cairo, Illinois.  On May 14, 1861 Benham was assigned as Chief Engineer of the Department of the Ohio. Within two months he led a column at Carrick’s Ford, West Virginia in pursuit of Confederates from Laurel Hill, West Virginia. This action resulted in the death of Confederate Brigadier General Robert S. Garnett, the first general officer killed in the Civil War. Benham was given a line command on July 22, 1861 and promoted to major on August 6, 1861. Seven days later, on August 13, Benham was commissioned a Brigadier General of Volunteers and given command of a brigade in the Occupation Army of Western Virginia. In September he commanded the lead brigade at Carnifax Ferry, West Virginia. After falling into disfavor with his commander, William S. Rosecrans, Benham was relieved on October 11th, 1861 and sent to take part in operations on the coast of South Carolina and Georgia.

 

On April 10 and11, 1862 Benham took part in successful operations at Fort Pulaski, near Savannah, Georgia. He participated in the Union’s first attempt to capture Charleston, South Carolina in the attack on Fort Lamar in 1862. Benham’s commission was revoked after leading a failed frontal assault at Secessionville, South Carolina. He was then posted to engineering duty in Massachusetts until February 6th, 1862 when President Lincoln reinstated him and assigned him to command the Engineering Brigade in the Army of the Potomac. He was then promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of Engineers in the regular Army on March 3rd, 1863.He saw action with the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg and Appomattox.

 

Following the Civil War, Benham transferred from volunteer service and to the regular Army. In 1866 Benham was assigned duty at the Boston Harbor in Massachusetts and was promoted to colonel in 1867. He was in charge of the sea wall and remained there until 1873. From 1873 to 1882, Benham relocated to New York City, New York where he maintained harbor defenses.

 

Benham was an expert in the construction of pontoon bridges, using what he described as “simultaneous bays” to rapidly construct bridges. Following the Union defeat at Chancellorsville, Benham constructed several pontoon bridges across the Rappahannock River under fire. This action allowed General Joseph Hooker to retreat from Chancellorsville on May 5th and 6th 1863. Benham also invented the “picket-shovel,” which was endorsed by General George Meade and used at Petersburg. Benham’s picket-shovel was the forerunner to the modern entrenching tool.

 

On October 3, 1843 Henry Washington Benham married Elizabeth Andrews McNeil in Hillsboro, New Hampshire. Her father was a general in the British Army during the War of 1812 at the Battle of Niagara and Chippewa. Her half brother was President Franklin Pierce. Together they had 4 children, Elizabeth Maria, Lilla Marion, Henry Hill, and Henry McNeil, who died in childhood. Benham died in New York City June 1, 1884.

           

 

Scope and Content

 

This collection contains two of General Henry Benham’s letterpress copybooks and 64 photographs, sketches and diagrams. Letterpress copybook Vol. 1, January 1877 to October 17, 1882, is transcribed. Typed transcriptions are available in Boxes 1 and 2. It contains primarily business correspondence regarding land purchases made by Benham in Gratiot County, Michigan. and Leavenworth, Kansas. It also contains correspondence with General Charles Devens. An alphabetical list of correspondents is provided in the index that is part of the inventory.

 

Letterpress copybook, Vol. 2, contains correspondence from 1853, 1861 to 1884. However, all but a small portion of the correspondence dates from 1877 to 1880. The correspondence consists of approximately 200 of Benham’s letters to active U. S. Army military personnel and the Secretary of War regarding military matters: uniform designs, coastal fortifications, hazing at West Point, pontoon bridge construction, promotions, staffing, recommendations for Civil War and Mexican War veterans and their widows, appointments, and Benham’s Civil War court martial.     

 

The books also include copies of a few letters written by Benham to Generals George B. McClellan, Winfield Scott Hancock, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, and Ambrose Burnside Several original letters have been laid in. Both copybooks are extremely fragile and have suffered deterioration.

 

Sixty-four albumen prints are part of this collection as well. They, relate largely to the Civil War, including portraits of Benham in uniform, staff officers, the Army Church of the 50th New York Engineers, and a series of images of Civil War gunboats and pontoon bridges.  

 

Inventory

 

Ac. 792

1 ½ linear ft.

 

Letterpress copybook Vol. 1, Jan. 1877- Oct. 17, 1882 [See Transcriptions in Boxes 1 and 2]

 

Letterpress book Vol. 2, 1853, 1861-1884,

 

Box 1

 

Folder #1 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription May 29, 1877 – June 30, 1877 pp. 1-75

Folder #2 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription July 3, 1877 – Dec. 26, 1877 pp. 76-140

Folder #3 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription Jan. 2, 1878  – June 4, 1878 pp. 141-202

Folder #4 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription July 5, 1878 – Dec. 25, 1878 p. 203-241

Folder #5 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription Jan. 6, 1879 – Jun 23, 1879 pp. 249-311

Folder #6 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription July 1, 1879 – Dec. 24, 1879 pp. 312-367

Folder #7 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription Jan. 9, 1880 – Jun 26, 1880 pp. 368 - 430

Folder #8 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription July 10, 1880 – Dec. 31, 1880 pp. 431-470

 

Box 2

 

Folder #1 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription Jan. 4, 1881 – Jun 30, 1881 pp. 471-518

Folder #2 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription July 18, 1881 – Dec. 29, 1881 pp. 519-579

Folder #3 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription Jan. 3, 1882 – June 27, 1882 pp. 580-716

Folder #4 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription July 6, 1882 – Dec. 30, 1882 pp. 717-754

Folder #5 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription Jan. 2, 1883 – June 28, 1883 pp. 757- 861

Folder #6 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription July 2, 1883 – Dec. 31, 1883 pp. 862-944

Folder #7 Letterpress Copy Book Transcription Jan. 7, 1884 – Oct. 17, 1884 pp. 945-998

 

Box 3

 

Folder #1 Correspondence Photostatic copies

Folder #2 Miscellaneous copies of letter book correspondence

64 Photographs

 

Index

 

Letterpress copybook, Jan. 1877- Oct. 17, 1882 Vol. 1 [See Transcriptions in Boxes 1 and 2]

 

Letterpress book 1853, 1861-1884, Vol. 2

 

Box 1 Transcribed outgoing correspondence from H.W. Benham

 

*** Note: All transcribed letters are ordered as Benham ordered them in the creation of the letter book.  Most are in chronological order as specified in the individual boxes, however, if a letter is not in chronological order then the page number is specified in this guide.

 

Andrew, E.S., St. Louis, Jan. 18, 1878

 

Ambler, S.W. Ithaca, Michigan, Feb 10, 1877

----- Jan 22, 1877

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Feb. 19, 1877

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Mar. 13, 1877

----- May 23, 1877

----- July 2, 1877

----- Co. Treasurer, Gratiot Co., Ithaca, Michigan, Aug. 14, 1877

----- Jan 15, 1878

----- Ithaca Co. Treasurer, Gratiot Michigan, Jan 29, 1878

----- Ithaca, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Feb 19, 1878

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Feb 24, 1878

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Apr. 28, 1878

----- Ithaca, June 17, 1878

----- July, 5, 1878

----- Ithaca, July 18, 1878

----- Aug. 1, 1878

----- Ithaca, Jan 21, 1879

----- Ithaca Gratiot Co., Michigan, Feb 24, 1879

-----Ithaca, Michigan, Mar. 5, 1879 

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Mar. 6, 1879

----- Mar. 13, 1879

----- Ithaca, Gratiot, Co., Michigan, Mar. 18, 1879

----- Apr. 1, 1879

----- Ithaca, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Apr. 7, 1879

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Apr. 17, 1879

----- Ithaca, Michigan, July 10, 1879

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Dec. 9, 1879

----- Jan 13, 1880

----- Jan 21, 1880[?] 1879[?]

----- Ithaca, Gratiot Co, Michigan, Feb 4, 1880

----- Feb. 7, 1880

----- Ithaca, Feb 19, 1880

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Feb. 24, 1880

---- Feb. 27, 1880

----- Mar. 5, 1880

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Mar. 15, 1880

----- Ithaca, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Dec. 7, 1880

----- Dec. 17, 1880

----- Dec. 21, 1880

----- Ithaca, Jan 4, 1881

 

Ambler, S.M. Ambler,

----- Mar. 4, 1877

 

Adreon, E.S., St. Louis, Mar. 14, 1878

----- St. Louis, June 4, 1878 

----- to H.W. Benham, St. Louis, June 7, 1878

----- to H.W. Benham, St. Louis, Jan 22, 1878

----- St. Louis, June 4, 1878

-----St. Louis, Oct 28, 1878

----- St. Louis, Jan. 1, 1879

----- St. Louis, Jan 2, 1879

----- St. Louis, Jan 10, 1879

 

Adicon, E.S., St. Louis, Apr. 12, 1878

 

Adseon, E.S., St. Louis, My 21, 1878

 

Baxter, Dr. June 18, 1878

 

Barrett, East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb 14, 1880

 

Baumgartner, Town Treasurer, Buena Vista, Michigan, Dec. 7, 1880

 

Beall, A.J. Boston, Massachusetts, Feb. 6, 1877

 

Bellinger, A.L. St. Louis, Gratiot Co. Michigan, July 16, 1877

----- July 28, 1877

----- St. Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Feb. 15, 1878

 

Bellinger, Alby, L. Jasper Midland Co., Michigan, Nov. 8, 1877

 

Benham, H.W., Boston, Massachusetts, from [Unknown] Leavenworth City, Kansas, Feb 1880

 

Brewer, D.J., Leavenworth, Kansas, Dec. 15, 1880

 

Boulton, Jas, East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb. 23, 1877

 

Boynton, J.F., Cashier of the 2nd National Bank, East Saginaw, Michigan, July 9, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, July 15, 1879

----- Cashier of the 2nd National Bank, East Saginaw, Michigan, Nov. 28, 1879

----- Cashier of the 2nd National Bank, East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug. 27, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Sept 6, 1880

 

Busbey, Walter Z., Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Mar. 27, 1880

 

Busby Walter T., Fort Gratiot, Michigan, June 24, 1880

----- Fort Gratiot, Dec. 7, 1880

----- Dec. 13, 1880

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Dec 31, 1880

 

Cashier of the National Bank, New York City, New York, Jan. 10, 1877

 

Cashier of the First National Bank, St. Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Nov. 8, 1877

 

Cashier of the 2nd National Bank, East Saginaw, Michigan, Sept. 3, 1877

------ East Saginaw, Michigan, Sept. 22, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, July 11, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, June 27, 1879

 

Cashier of the Gratiot County Bank, St. Louis, Gratiot Co. Michigan, Oct. 4, 1879

 

Church, W.C. and F.P. Church, New York City, New York, Aug. 16, 1877

 

Cranston, H. and Co., Aug. 17, 1877

----- Aug 20, 1877

----- New York, Aug 25, 1877

 

Cranston, Hiram, Aug. 31, 1877

 

Commissioner of the General Land Office, Washington, D.C, May 10, 1877

----- Washington, D.C., May 22, 1877

----- Washington, D.C., May 28, 1877

 

Clough, William McNiel, Leavenworth City, Kansas, Feb 28, 1880

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Mar. 18, 1880

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, June 10, 1880

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, June 26, 1880

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, July 10, 1880

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Aug 12, 1880

----- Aug. 24, 1880

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Sept 4, 1880

----- Sept. 16, 1880 [Telegram]

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Oct. 14, 1880

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Nov. 2, 1880

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Dec. 9, 1880

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Dec. 17, 1880

----- to H.W. Benham, from Leavenworth, Kansas, Dec. 13, 1880

 

Clough & Wheat, Messrs, Leavenworth, Kansas, June 28, 1877 

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, July 17, 1877

----- Dec. 7, 1877

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Feb 6, 1878

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, May 23, 1878

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, May 31, 1878

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Oct. 14, 1878

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Oct. 30, 1878

----- Nov. 4, 1878

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Oct. 4, 1878

----- Leavenworth City, Kansas, Dec 12, 1878

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Jan 14, 1879

----- Jan 31, 1879

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Jan 29, 1879

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Feb. 13, 1879

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Mar. 18, 1879

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Apr. 1, 1879

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, July 23, 1879

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Nov. 8, 1879

 

Darragh, A.B., and Co., St. Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Dec. 24, 1877

----- St. Louis, Gratiot Co. Michigan, Dec. 24, 1877

----- St. Louis, Michigan, Dec. 25, 1877

----- St. Louis, Michigan, Sept. 14, 1879

----- St. Louis, Michigan, Sept. 25, 1879

----- Cashier Gratiot Co. Bank, St. Louis, Michigan, Oct. 15, 1879

----- St. Louis, Michigan, Oct. 22, 1879

----- St. Louis, Michigan, Oct. 23, 1879

----- St. Louis, Michigan, Oct. 29, 1879

----- Nov. 6, 1879

----- St. Louis, Michigan, May 18, 1880

----- St. Louis, Michigan, May 24, 1880

----- St. Louis, Michigan, June 8, 1880

----- St. Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan, June 18, 1880

----- July 1, 1880

----- St. Louis, Gratiot Co, Michigan, July 12, 1880

 

Daley, W., Oct, 29,l 1879

 

Duncan, J.H., East Saginaw, June 6, 1878

 

Duncan, D.A., East Saginaw, July 5, 1878

----- Of the Detroit and Bay City RR Co., July 11, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug. 1, 1878

----- Detroit and Bay City RR Co., East Saginaw, Michigan, Sept. 11, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Oct. 17, 1878

 

Fortescue, W.M, Mayor of Leavenworth, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 17, 1879

 

Fox, B., Ithica, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Feb 1. 1877 

 

Fox, Hien B., Oct. 25, 1877

 

Foster, W.H., June 30, 1877

 

Fryer, Jackson, Ithaca, Gratiot Co. Michigan, Feb 18, 1879

 

Gaylord, Samuel A., St. Louis, Dec. 29, 1880

Giddings, J.C., St. Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Jan. 22, 1877

----- Feb. 28, 1877

----- St. Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Apr. 28, 1877

----- St. Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan, May 16, 1877

----- St. Louis, Michigan, May 31, 1877

----- St. Louis, Michigan, July 3, 1877

----- St. Louis, Michigan, Dec. 26, 1877

----- to H.W. Benham, Dec. 17, 1877

----- Feb. 27, 1878

----- to H.W. Benham, St. Luis, Michigan, Dec. 17, 1878

----- Mar. 7, 1878

 

Giddings, F.G.,  Feb. 15, 1877

 

Gilmartin, John, Dec. 10, 1879

----- Dec. 10, 1879

 

Harris, W.J., Bethany, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Jan. 22, 1877

----- [Undated]

----- Bethany, Michigan, Feb. 10, 1877

----- Feb. 28, 1877

----- Bethany, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Mar. 23, 1877

----- June 20, 1877

----- Bethany, Gratiot Co, Michigan, July 27, 1877

----- Bethany, via St. Louis, Gratiot Co.., Michigan, Aug 14, 1877

----- Aug 30, 1877

----- New York City, Sept. 26, 1877

----- Bethany, Michigan, Sept. 26, 1877

----- Bethany, via St. Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Oct. 25, 1877

----- Bethany, Nov. 8, 1877

----- Nov. 14, 1877

----- Dec. 18, 1877

----- Bethany, Michigan, Dec. 24, 1877

----- Bethany, Gratiot Co. Michigan, Dec. 25, 1877

----- Jan 15, 1878

----- Bethany, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Feb. 11, 1878

----- Feb. 15, 1878 

----- Bethany, Michigan, Feb. 26, 1878

----- Bethany, Gratiot Co., Michigan, May 13, 1878

----- Bethany, Gratiot Co., Michigan, May 23, 1878

----- Farwell, Clare Co., Michigan, Apr. 1, 1879

----- Bethany, St., Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan, June 6, 1879

----- Bethany, Gratiot Co., Michigan, July 16, 1879

----- St. Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Sept. 7

----- Sept. 27, 1879

----- Bethany Gratiot Co. Michigan, Oct. 4, 1879

----- Bethany, Oct. 15, 1879

----- Bethany, Michigan, Oct. 22, 1879

----- Bethany, Michigan, Oct. 23, 1879

----- Bethany, Michigan, Nov 6, 1879

----- Bethany, Michigan, Dec. 24, 1979

----- Bethany, Dec 22, 1879

----- Jan 9, 1880

----- Jan 27, 1880

----- Bethany, May 13, 1880

----- Bethany, Michigan, May 27, 1880

 

Hoffman, John M., Port Huron, Michigan, Oct. 1, 1879

 

Holbrook, S.P., July 3, 1877

----- July 17, 1877

----- Dec. 1, 1877

 

Holbrook, New York, Sept. 17, 1877

 

Hunt, H.J. Colonel, Feb. 5th, 1877

----- Feb. 16, 1877

----- May 22, 1877

----- June 12, 1877

----- June 29, 1877

----- Aug 24, 1877

----- Leavenworth, Oct. 25, 1877

----- Leavenworth, Nov. 7, 1877

----- Dec. 7, 1877

----- Jan 22, 1878

----- Apr. 17, 1878

----- May 6, 1878

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, May 23, 1878

-----, Leavenworth Kansas, May 31, 1878

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, June 9, 1878

----- Oct. 14, 1878

----- Oct 28, 1878

----- Nov. 25, 1878

----- May 17, 1879

----- Aug. 7, 1879

----- Dec. 2, 1879

----- Feb 24, 1880

-----July 22, 1880

-----Aug. 8, 1880

 

Jeffreys, John, Boston, Massachusetts, Oct 7, 1878

----- Boston, Massachusetts, Apr. 11, 1879

----- Boston, Massachusetts, [Undated]

----- Boston, Massachusetts, May 25, 1880

----- Boston, Massachusetts, June 5, 1880

----- Boston, Massachusetts, June 17, 1880

 

Joe, Dr. [Undated]

 

Joe, April 15, 1880

 

Lawson, Donnel & Co., New York, Feb 16, 1877

----- New York, Feb. 15, 1877

----- New York, June 16, 1877

 

Lawrence, Frank, Register of Deeds, Saginaw City, June 16, 1877

 

Lawrence, F., Saginaw City, Michigan, Jan 27, 1880

 

Lowry, Marcus, June 29, 1877

 

McCarty, Edward, Saginaw City, Michigan, Jan 25, 1877

----- Saginaw City, Michigan, [Undated]

----- Saginaw City, Michigan, Sept. 3, 1877

 

McCue, C.P., Faribault Co., Minnesota,

 

McElhenny, J.W.,  Dec. 10, 1879

McFaddin, C.P., Long Branch, New Jersey, Apr. 22, 1878

----- Long Branch, New Jersey, May 28, 1879

 

Moils, Henry Jr., East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug 28, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Sept. 10, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, May 17, 1879

 

Nelson, J.L., May 11, 1880

 

Patrick, William, Treasurer of the City of St. Louis, Jan. 10l 1878

 

Post, Aug. T., June 9, 1877

----- June 30, 1877

 

Receipt, To H.W. Benham from H.P. Smith, East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan. 1877

----- to H.W. Benham from J.A. Willman, New York City, New York, July 12, 1879

----- to H.W. Benham from J.A. Willman, New York City, New York, Aug. 7, 1879

----- to H.W., Benham from J.A. Willman, New York City, new York, Dec. 1, 1879

----- To H.W. Benham from J.A. Willman, New York City, New York, Jan 27, 1880

Registry of Deeds, Saginaw Co., Saginaw City, Michigan, June 4, 1877

 

Rouse, Miles N., East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan. 25, 1877

 

Rogers, Private Secretary of President Hayes, June 18, 1878

 

Simpson, General, Jan 10, 1878

----- Jan 18, 1878

----- May 6, 1878

----- July 1, 1878

----- Oct. 20, 1879

 

Simpson, James, Dec. 10, 1879

 

Smith, Harlan P., East Saginaw, Michigan, Mar. 5, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Mar. 20, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Apr. 8, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Apr. 30, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, May 10, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, July 5, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Sept. 22, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec 24, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec. 25, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec. 27, 1879 

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug 27, 1880

 

Smith, H.P., East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 15, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan. 22, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 26, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan. 27, 1877

----- Feb. 20, 1877

----- Feb. 12, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb 24, 1877

----- Mar. 4, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Mar. 4, 1877 [Second]

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Mar. 30. 1877

----- Mar. 26, 1877

----- Apr 6, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Apr 15, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Apr. 18, 1877

----- May 11, 1877

----- May 23, 1877

----- East Saginaw, June 2, 1877

----- East Saginaw, June 4, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, June 25, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, July 13, 1877

----- July 24, 1877

----- July 25, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug 10, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug 30, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Sept. 2, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Sept. 13, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Sept. 28, 1877

----- Oct. 25, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Nov. 19, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Nov. 27, 1877

----- Dec. 7, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec. 20, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec. 26, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Dec. 25, 1877

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 2, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 15, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan. 22, 1878

----- Jan 25, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan. 30, 1878

----- Feb. 11, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Mar. 14, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, May 27, 1878

----- June 7, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, June 15, 1878

------ July 5, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug 5, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug 22, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug 28, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Oct. 3, 1878

----- Nov. 11, 1878

----- Nov 25, 1878

----- East Saginaw, Jan. 6, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Jan 13, 1879

----- Jan 14, 1879

----- Jan 28, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Feb. 18, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Mar 21, 1879

----- Apr. 29, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, May 15, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, July 7, 1879

----- May 31, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, June 10, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, June 23, 1879

----- June 27, 1879

----- July 16, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, July 15, 1879

----- July 19, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug. 5, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Oct. 13, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Nov. 8, 1879

----- Nov. 12, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Nov. 28, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec. 5, 1879

---- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec. 26, 1879

----- E.S., Jan 2, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 3, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 10, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 27, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb 20, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb. 26, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, [Undated]

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Mar. 3, 1880

----- Mar. 16, 1880

----- Mar. 25, 1880

----- Apr. 3, 1880

----- Apr. 6, 1880

----- Apr. 9, 1880

----- Apr. 24, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, June 1, 1880

----- June 10, 1880

----- June 26, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug. 11, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug 19, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug 26, 1880

----- Sept. 6, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec. 7, 1880

----- Dec. 10, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec. 20, 1880

----- Dec. 31, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec. 24, 1880

----- Dec. 27, 1880

 

Smith, J.C., State Treasurer, Springfield, Illinois, Feb. 11, 1880

----- State Treasurer, Springfield, Illinois, Feb 26, 1880

----- June 21, 1880

 

Stevens, H.W., Port Huron, Michigan, Mar. 12, 1878

----- Mar. 19, 1878

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Apr. 8, 1878

----- [Undated]

----- Port Huron, May 8, 1878

----- May 9, 1878

----- Port Huron, Michigan, July 18, 1878

----- to H.W. Benham, from Port Huron, Michigan, Feb. 26, 1879

----- Mar. 1, 1879

----- Mar. 1, 1879 [Second]

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Mar. 2, 1879

----- Mar. 5, 1879

----- Mar. 6, 1879

----- Mar. 6, 1879

----- Mar. 10, 1879

----- Port Huron, Mar. 13, 1879

----- Port Huron, Mar. 14, 1879 

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Mar. 25, 1879 [Telegram]

----- Port Huron, Mar. 26, 1879 

----- Port Huron, Apr. 22, 1879

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Apr. 28, 1879

----- Port Huron, Feb. 24, 1880

 

Stevenson, J.H., Farmersville, Montgomery Co., Ohio, June 3, 1879

 

Snow, E.A., Nov. 19, 1877

 

Thomas, Ad., Topeka, Kansas, Oct 28, 1878

 

Town Treasurer, Bethany J. Gratiot Co., Michigan, Jan 28, 1877

 

Town Treasurer of Buena Vista, Saginaw Co., Michigan, Dec 14, 1878

----- Dec 24, 1879

 

Township Board of Fort Gratiot in the County of St. Clair and State of Michigan, [Undated] [Copy]

 

Utley, B., St. Louis, Michigan, Jan 29, 1878

----- to H.W. Benham, Boston, Massachusetts, [Undated]

 

Wheat, L.B, Leavenworth City, Kansas, Feb 24, 1880

 

Williamson, J.A. to H.W. Benham, General Land Office, May 29, 1877

 

Willman, Jas. A., East Saginaw, Aug 5, 1878

----- Jan. 13, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Apr. 22, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, June 23, 1879

----- June 27, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, July 9, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Nov. 28, 1879

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb 20, 1880

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug. 11, 1880

 

Wiley, W.G., Lansing, Michigan, Jan 12, 1880

 

Wright, R.J., Fort Gratiot, Port Huron, Michigan, Feb. 6, 1877

----- Feb 24, 1877

----- Mar. 31, 1877

----- Port Huron, Michigan, June 19, 1877

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Nov. 24, 1877

----- Nov. 28, 1877

----- Port Huron, Dec. 8, 1877

----- Port Huron, Jan. 16, 1878

----- Port Huron, Jan 19, 1878

----- Port Huron, Mar. 12, 1878

----- Apr. 22, 1878

----- Port Huron, Apr. 23, 1878

----- Apr. 30, 1878

----- Port Huron, Michigan, 1878

----- Port Huron, Feb 21, 1879

----- Feb. 22, 1879

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Feb 28, 1879

----- Port Huron, Mar. 1, 1879

----- Port Huron, Mar. 21, 1879

----- Port Huron, Michigan, May 27, 1879

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Nov. 7, 1879

----- Zellwood, Orange Co., Florida, Dec. 2, 1879

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Dec 11, 1879

----- Fort Gratiot, Port Huron, Michigan, Dec. 23, 1879

----- With Note to Postmaster, Dec. 23, 1879

----- Fort Gratiot Co., Michigan, Jan, 10, 1880

----- Fort Gratiot, St. Clair, Michigan, Feb 4, 1880

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Feb 14, 1880

----- Fort Gratiot, Port Huron, Michigan, Mar 16, 1880

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Mar. 19, 1880

----- Mar. 27, 1880

----- Fort Gratiot, Apr. 9, 1880

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, May 10, 1880

----- Port Huron, June 26, 1880

----- Port Huron, Aug. 20, 1880

 

Young, Marcus, Port Huron, Michigan, Nov. 24, 1877

----- Port Huron, Dec. 11, 1877

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Dec. 20, 1877

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Jan. 16, 1878

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Feb 21, 1879

----- Port Huron [Undated]

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Sept. 16, 1880

 

[   ]thy Esqr, New York, Sept. 11, 1877

 

[Unaddressed], [Undated] p. 106

------ p. 47

------ p. 122

----- p. 427

 

 

[Unaddressed], Nov. 15th, 1877

-----, Nov. 29, 1877

----- St. Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Dec. 29, 1877

----- Regarding St. Clair Co. Michigan and John McNeils, Feb. 22, 1879

----- Ithaca Gratiot Co. Michigan, Mar. 1, 1879

----- Mar. 5, 1877

----- June 25, 1877

------ Bill for payment due on July 1, 1880 to Leavenworth City Bonds.

 

 

 


Box 2 Transcribed outgoing correspondence from H.W. Benham

 

*** Note: All transcribed letters are ordered as Benham ordered them in the creation of the letter book.  Most are in chronological order as specified in the individual boxes, however, if a letter is not in chronological order then the page number is specified in this guide.

 

Adams, M.B., Mar. 1, 1884

 

Adams, C. H., Commissioner of the State of Michigan, July 5, 1877 [P. 997]

 

Arthur, Mr., of Arthur House, Fort Gratiot, July 5, 1882

 

Ambler, S.W., Feb. 26, 1881

----- Ithaca, Michigan, July 7, 1881

----- Oct. 30, 1881

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Jan. 28, 1882

----- Feb. 14, 1882

----- Feb. 3, 1882

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Mar. 24, 1882

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Mar. 25, 1882

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Apr. 8, 1882

----- Ithaca, Michigan, May 9, 1882

----- Ithaca, Michigan, June 1, 1882

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Dec. 11, 1882

----- Dec. 18, 1882

----- Jan. 15, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Jan 18, 1883

----- Feb. 21, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Mar. 10, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Mar. 6, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Mar. 13, 1883

----- Mar. 30, 1883

----- Ithaca, Mar. 22, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Mar. 26, 1883

----- Mar. 30, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Apr. 7, 1883

----- Apr. 26, 1883

----- Apr. 16, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Apr. 18, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, June, 23, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, July 2, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, July 11, 1883

----- Aug, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Sept. 17, 1883

-----Sept. 22, 1883

----- Ithaca, Sept. 24, 1883

----- Sept. 27, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Nov. 9, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Nov. 18, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Nov. 27, 1883

----- Dec. 14, 1883

----- Ithaca, Dec. 27, 1883

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Feb. 2, 1884

----- Feb. 27, 1884

----- Apr. 1, 1884

----- Apr. 5, 1884

 

Auditor General, State of Michigan, Lansing, Michigan, Jan. 8, 1877 [No page number specified, after p. 786]

----- Jan 10, 1884

 

Baker, Lucian, Oct. 16, 1883
----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Dec. 6, 1883

 

Beall, J.A., Feb. 9, 1883

----- New York [Undated]

----- Mar. 3, 1883

----- Apr. 15, 1883

----- Apr. 30, 1883

----- May 20, 1883

----- Nov. 8, 1883

----- Nov. 13, 1883

 

Bradley, L.A., June 5, 1881

----- May 2, 1882

----- May 5, 1882

----- May 6, 1882

----- May 8, 1882

----- May 8, 1882

 

Brown and Armstong, Messrs., Dec. 18, 1883

----- New York, Dec. 27, 1883

 

Butler, William Allen, May 3, 1882

----- New York City, New York, May 6, 1882

 

Busby, Walter T., Fort Gratiot, Jan 5, 1881

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Jan. 19, 1881

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Feb. 9, 1881

----- Feb. 26, 1881

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Feb. 28, 1881

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Mar. 18, 1881

----- Fort Gratiot, Apr. 11, 1881

----- June 9, 1881

----- June 30, 1881

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan

----- Fort Gratiot, Aug 29, 1881

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Dec. 21, 1881

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Jan 23, 1882

----- [undated]

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Feb. 11, 1882

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Feb. 18, 1882

----- Mar. 14, 1882

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Mar. 29, 1882

----- Fort Gratiot. Michigan, Apr. 12, 1882

----- Apr. 19, 1882

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, June 29, 1882

----- July 10, 1882

----- Aug 17, 1882

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Sept. 13, 1882

 

Cashier of Gratiot Co., Bank, St. Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Jan 27, 1881

 

Cashier of National Park Bank, New York, Jan. 7, 1877 [No page number specified, after p. 786]

 

Clough, W. McNeill, June 6, 1881

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Aug. 11, 1881

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Oct. 29, 1881

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Dec. 15, 1881

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Feb. 16, 1882

----- Mar. 1, 1882

----- Feb 27, 1882

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, July 6, 1882

----- July 25, 1882

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Dec. 26, 1882

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Dec. 30, 1882

----- to H.W. Benham, New York, Dec. 15, 1877 [p. 996]

 

Chandler, C.F., President of the Board of Health, Apr. 27, 1882

----- Apr. 29, 1882

----- May 3, 1882

----- May 8, 1882

----- May 24, 1882

----- June 7, 1882

----- June 26, 1882

 

Church, Col., Ithaca, Michigan, Feb. 23, 1882

----- Feb. 24, 1882

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Mar. 28, 1882

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Apr. 6, 1882

----- Ithaca, Michigan, May 18, 1882

 

Commissioners, County or Town Officers having the revisions of taxes as applied at Port Huron and Fort Gratiot Village, Michigan, May 24, 1883

 

County Clerk, St. Clair, Michigan, Dec. 14, 1882

 

Darragh, A.B., St. Louis, Jan 24, 1881

----- St. Louis, Michigan, Jan 26, 1881

----- Jan 27, 1881

----- St. Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Feb. 7, 1881

----- St. Louis, Michigan,

 

Day, Henry of Messrs Lord Day and Lord May 9, 1882

 

Day, Dr. W.D.F., Sanitary Superintendent, New York City, New York, Oct. 18, 1881

 

Description of bonds and coupons issued to H.W. Benham from the County of Leavenworth, Kansas,

 

Eagan, Capt. of the Steamer, Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Dec. 3, 1881

----- Fort Gratiot, St. Clair Co., Michigan, Dec. 10, 1881

 

Elliot, Col. Aug. 25, 1882 [p. 991-993]

 

Field, C.R., Apr. 27, 1881

 

Fowler, E.S., May 9, 1882

 

French, R.E., Village Treasurer of Fort Gratiot, St. Clair Co., Michigan, Dec. 18, 1882

Gaylord, Samuel, A., St. Louis, Jan 11, 1881

 

Gillingham, W.P., Ithaca, Gratiot Co. Michigan, Nov. 21, 1881

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Dec 3, 1881

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Dec. 7, 1881

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Dec. 6, 1881

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Dec. 15, 1881

----- Jan 5, 1882

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Jan. 21, 1882

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Feb. 23, 1882

----- Ithaca, Mar. 7, 1882

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Apr. 17, 1882

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Apr. 26, 1882

----- Ithaca, Michigan, May 13, 1882

 

Gunning, M.J., July 10, 1882

 

Hoxie, Richard L., Oct. 19, 1881

 

Hunt, Frank, Leavenworth, Kansas, Jan 12, 1883

----- Dec. 6, 1883

----- Dec. 24, 1883

----- Dec. 27, 1883

----- Jan 18, 1884

 

Hunt, Fred, Leavenworth, Kansas, Jan 30, 1883

----- Feb 1, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Feb. 12, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Mar. 15, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Mar. 16, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Mar. 27, 1883

----- Apr. 5, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Apr. 26, 1883

----- May 4, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, May 12, 1883

----- May 16, 1883

----- May 21, 1883

----- May 23, 1883

----- June 16, 1883

----- June 18, 1883

----- June 28, 1883

----- July 13, 1883

-----Aug. 3, 1883

----- Sept. 5, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Sept. 21, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Oct. 7, 1883

----- Oct. 13, 1883

----- Oct. 9, 1883

----- Oct. 16, 1883

----- Oct. 16, 1883 [2nd]

----- Oct. 18, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Nov. 5, 1883

----- Oct. 30, 1883

----- Nov. 7, 1883

----- Nov. 8, 1883

----- Nov. 28, 1883

----- Dec. 3, 1883

 

Hurd, T.A., Leavenworth, Kansas, Feb. 13, 1883

----- Mar. 23, 1883

 

Irvine, Lt. R.J.C., Jan. 26, 1882

 

Jones, T.M., East Saginaw, Michigan, Mar. 13, 1882

 

Kenaday, Editor of the “Vedette”, Washington, D.C., Aug 26, 1881

 

Knapp, John S., Nov. 28, 1883

 

Knightley, E.W., Washington, D.C., July 18, 1881

----- Washington, D.C., Aug. 31, 1881

 

Larkins, John, Midland, City, Midland Co., Michigan, Oct. 23, 1883

 

Larned, Col. C.T., June 21, 1881

 

Ludlow, Messrs & Co., May 24, 1881

 

Manron, H., May 11, 1881

----- May 21, 1881

----- 1881

 

Mansfield, H.C., Port Huron, Michigan, Dec. 18, 1882

 

 

McArthur, W., Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Dec. 10, 1881

 

Miscellaneous Notes, Pages 610-611

----- P. 969

----- Map,  p. 969

----- Abstract of title covering Saginaw Co. Michigan [p. 998]

----- Payments due on Mortgage and Contract, Oct. 17, 1882

 

Mitchell, W.T., Port Huron, Michigan, Feb. 17, 1884

----- Port Huron, Mar. 20, 1884

----- Mar. 26, 1884

----- Mar. 27, 1884

----- Apr. 2, 1884

 

Moots, Henry, Jr., East Saginaw, Michigan, Sept. 10, 1878

 

Morris, M.A., Fort Gratiot< Michigan, Jan. 27, 1883

 

Morris, Mary, Fort Gratiot Cottage, Michigan, Dec. 22, 1883

 

Neuman, C.C., St. Louis, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Jan 7, 1881

 

Nierman, Hiram, Plymouth, Wayne Co., Michigan, Jan 13, 1883

----- Plymouth, Wayne Co., Michigan, Jan 27, 1883

----- Plymouth, Wayne Co., Michigan, Feb 6, 1883

 

Pearce, G.W., Ithaca, Michigan, Feb. 27, 1882

 

Pettibone, D.A., East Saginaw, Michigan, Nov. 28, 1881

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec. 14, 1881

----- Dec. 29, 1881

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec. 20, 1881

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec. 24, 1881

----- East Saginaw, Michigan Dec. 29, 1881

----- Jan 3, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 9, 1882

----- Jan 10, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 23, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 26, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 27, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 30, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 30, 1882 [2nd]

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb. 4, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb. 6, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb. 6, 1882 [2nd]

----- Feb. 7, 1882

----- Feb. 10, 1882

----- Feb. 9, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb. 15, 1882

----- Feb. 15, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb. 18, 1882

----- Feb. 20, 1882

----- Mar. 2, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Mar. 11, 1882 [Telegram]

----- Mar. 9, 1882

----- Mar. 1,, 1882

----- Mar. 13, 1882

----- Mar 14, 1882

----- Mar. 15, 1882

----- Mar. 20, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Mar. 29, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Apr. 3, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Apr. 21, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, May 9, 1882

----- May 15, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, May 23, 1882

----- May 31, 1882

----- June 5, 1882

----- June 21, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, June 27, 1882

----- July 25, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan Aug 15, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug. 21, 1882

----- Sept. 4, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Sept. 1882

----- Sept. 16, 1882

----- Sept 16, 1882 [2nd]

----- Sept. 28, 1882

----- Oct 16, 1882

----- Oct. 20, 1882

----- Nov. 1, 1882

----- Dec. 7, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec 21, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 4, 1883

----- Jan 16, 1883

----- Jan. 22, 1883

----- Jan 20, 1883

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 25, 1883

----- Feb. 2, 1883

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 6, 1883

----- Feb. 7, 1883

----- East Saginaw, Feb. 11, 1883

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb. 27, 1883

----- Mar. 20, 1883

----- Mar. 30, 1883

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, May 11, 1883

----- Aug. 7, 1883

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Sept. 5, 1883

----- West Saginaw, Michigan, Sept. 26, 1883

----- Oct. 6, 1883

----- Oct. 19, 1883

----- Oct. 22, 1883

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Nov. 6, 1883

----- Dec. 15, 1884

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec. 31, 1883

----- Jan 7, 1884

----- Jan 18, 1884

----- Feb. 10, 1884

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Mar. 26, 1884

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Apr. 4, 1884

----- Apr. 4, 1884 [2nd]

 

Porter, W.A., Leavenworth, Kansas, Feb. 8, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Mar. 15, 1883

----- Leavenworth City, Mar. 27, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Apr. 4, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, May 4, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, May 5, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, May 5, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Oct. 10, 1883

----- Leavenworth, Kansas, Oct. 8, 1883

 

Post, A.T., Dec. 29, 1882

----- Feb. 21, 1883

----- Mar. 30, 1883

 

Prentice, W.P., Attorney of Board of Health, May 6, 1882

 

Proprietors of Saginaw Couriers, East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 4, 1883

 

Proprietors of Gratiot Journal, Ithaca Gratiot Co., Michigan, Jan 4, 1883

 

Receipt of Francis Spies to H.W. Benham, June 1, 1881

----- John A. Winkler, East Saginaw, Michigan, Apr. 1, 1882

-----from James Simpson of Fort Gratiot, Michigan

----- Telegraph, receipt Oct. 17, 1882

 

Receiver of Taxes for the City of New York, Dec. 29, 1882

 

Roseland, Charles, Town Treasurer, Buena Vista, Michigan, Nov. 21, 1881

 

Rochester, Gen. W.B., May 29, 1882

 

“Saginaw Courier Co.”, Saginaw, Michigan, Jan. 18, 1884

 

Seligman, Jacob, East Saginaw, Michigan, Nov. 21, 1881

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Nov. 28, 1881

 

Shailer, W.G., President of the Board of Health, Nov. 9, 1883

 

Shaler, General A.H., Nov. 7, 1883

 

Shopp, B.R., Special Examiner U.S. Pension Bureau, Apr. 6, 1883

 

Simpson, James, Fort Gratiot, Michigan, St. Clair Co., Apr. 8, 1882

----- Apr. 18, 1882

----- Port Huron, Michigan, May 15, 1882

----- May 15, 1882 [2nd]

----- Port Huron, St. Clair Co., Michigan, Oct 12, 1882

----- Port Huron, St. Clair, Co., Michigan Dec. 7, 1882

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Dec. 13, 1882

----- Fort Gratiot, St. Clair, Michigan, Feb. 8, 1883

----- Fort Gratiot, St. Clair Co. Michigan, Mar. 3, 1883

----- Fort Gratiot, Mar. 27, 1883

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Apr. 15, 1883

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, May 26, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, June 8, 1883

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, June 1883

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan, July 26, 1883

----- Fort Gratiot, Michigan Dec. 31, 1883

----- Port Huron, Feb. 27, 1884

 

Smith, H.P., East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 4, 1881

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 22, 1881

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 27, 1881

----- East Saginaw, Apr. 22, 1881

----- May 19, 1881

----- June 6, 1881

----- June 10, 1881

----- July 12, 1881

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug. 11, 1881

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Aug. 20, 1881

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Sept. 7, 1881

----- Sept. 9, 1881

----- Oct 6., 1881

----- Nov 19, 1881

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Nov. 21, 1881

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Dec. 10, 1881

----- Dec. 27, 1881

----- Jan 30, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb. 15, 1882

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb. 20, 1882

----- Jan 30, 1882

----- to H.W. Benham from H.P. Smith, [Undated]

 

Smith, Robert, Proprietor Gratiot Journal, Ithaca, Michigan, Jan. 18, 1884

 

 

Sorden, Frederick, East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan 30, 1882

 

Spies, F., [Undated]

----- Apr. 4, 1881

----- Apr. 29, 1881

----- May 2, 1881

----- May 3, 1881

----- May 13, 1881

----- May 14, 1881

----- May 16, 1881

----- May 24, 1881

----- July 25, 1881

 

Statements

----- Statement of Accounts between H.W. Benham and Harlan P. Smith, Feb. 15, 1882 ------- Statement of appointment of Frederick Hunt of Leavenworth, Kansas as attorney for H.W. Benham, Jan 30, 1883

----- Statement of estimate of value of real estate in Michigan, Dec. 24, 1884

----- Statement of suit of Mary Benedict against Mrs. F.M. Potter and Mrs. E.A. Benham, Feb. 15, 1884

----- “Statement of facts” Jan. 17, 1878 [p.994]

 

Stern Mill plot, Fort Gratiot, Michigan, [sketch]

 

Stevens, H.W., Port Huron, Michigan, Mar. 16, 1881

----- Port Huron, Michigan, June 28, 1881

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Oct. 21, 1881

----- Port Huron, Apr. 18, 1882

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Apr. 19, 1882

----- Apr. 24, 1882

----- Port Huron, Michigan, July 10, 1882

----- Port Huron, Sept. 13, 1882

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Dec. 23, 1882

----- Dec. 18, 1882

----- Port Huron, May 18, 1883

 

Stephenson, Capt. W., U.S. Army, Port Huron, Michigan, Aug. 18, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Aug. 25, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Sept. 6, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Sept. 25, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Oct. 31, 1883

----- Port Huron, Nov. 13, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Nov. 18, 1883

----- Port Huron, Dec. 7, 1883

----- Port Huron, Dec. 8, 1883

----- Port Huron, Dec. 22, 1883

----- Dec. 22, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Dec. 27, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Jan 4, 1884

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Jan. 8, 1884

----- Port Huron, Jan 16, 1884

----- Port Huron, Jan 17, 1884

----- Port Huron, Jan. 26, 1884

----- Feb. 7, 1884

----- Feb. 10 1884

----- U.S. Army, Feb. 10, 1884

----- U.S. Army, Feb. 15, 1884

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Feb. 21, 1884

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Mar. 1, 1884

----- Mar. 7, 1884

----- Mar. 23, 1884

 

Superintendent of the Madison Ave and Wall St. Stage Line, New York, Nov. 6, 1880

 

Tallman, P.C., Oct. 14, 1881

----- Mar. 1, 1882,

----- May 26, 1882

----- June 17, 1882

----- Jan 12, 1883

----- Feb. 9, 1883

----- Feb. 11, 1883

----- Co. Dist. Court Room, Feb. 12, 1883

----- Feb. 27, 1883

----- Mar. 3, 1883

 

Treasurer of New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, Jan 11, 1881

 

Thomas and Ivers, Messrs, Port Huron, Jan 28, 1883

----- Feb. 19, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Feb. 27, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Mar. 5, 1883

----- Mar. 22, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Apr. 25, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, May 11, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, June 3, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Aug. 18, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Aug. 19, 1883

 

Thomas, N.E., Port Huron, Michigan, Dec. 26, 1882

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Jan 2, 1883

----- Port Huron, Michigan, Jan 29, 1883

----- Port Huron, Feb 7, 1883

 

Towle, Stevenson, New York, Oct. 14, 1881

------ Oct. 31, 1881

----- New York City, New York, Dec. 21, 1881

----- Apr. 28, 1882

----- May 5, 1882

----- May 24, 1882

 

Valentine, Jacob, Oct. 19, 1881

------ Oct. 21, 1881

----- Feb. 7, 1882

----- Dec. 29, 1882

 

Van Slyck, Ithaca, Michigan, Nov. 21, 1881

 

Winter, W.E., Ithaca, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Aug. 28, 1882

 

Winton, W.E., Ithaca, Michigan, Dec. 16, 1883

 

White, John E., New York, Jan 22, 1881

 

Whiting and Davis, Messrs, June 6, 1881

 

[Unknown] Addressed to Gen. H.W. Benham, New York City, May 4th, 1881

----- Referred to as “Judge” Jan 30, 1882

----- [Undated] p. 780

----- Mar. 5, 1877 [ no page number specified, after p. 786]

----- [Illegible] June, 16, 1883

 

Wells, Nov. 21, 1881

 

Willman, J.A., Buena Vista, East Saginaw, Michigan, Apr. 22, 1881

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Box 3 Miscellaneous outgoing correspondence and 64 photographs

 

Ambler, S.W., Jan. 22, 1877 [copy]

----- Feb 10, 1877 [copy]

----- Ithaca, Michigan, Feb. 19, 1877 [copy]

 

Boulton, Jas., East Saginaw, Michigan, Feb. 23, 1877 [copy]

 

Cashier of National Park Bank, Boston, Massachusetts, Jan 10, 1877 [copy]

 

Devins, General Chas, July 24, 1878

----- July 30, 1878 [Photostat]

 

 

Fox, H.B., Ithica, Gratiot Co. Michigan [copy]

 

Harris, W.J., Bethany, Gratiot Co., Michigan, Jan. 22, 1877 [copy]

----- Bethany, Michigan, Feb 10, 1877 [copy]

 

Hunt, Col, Feb 16, 1877 [copy]

 

McCarty, Edward, Saginaw City, Michigan, 1877 [copy]

 

R, Nov. 3, 1859 [Photostat]

 

R.J., Apr. 11, 1853 [Photostat]

 

Rouse, Miles, 1876 [copy]

----- 1876 [copy]

 

Rory, Jan 13, 1854 [Photostat]

 

Statement of Forage

 

Smith, H.P., East Saginaw, Michigan, Jan. 15 1877 [copy]

----- East Saginaw, Jan 22, 1877 [copy]

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, 1877 [copy]

----- East Saginaw, Michigan, 1877 [copy]

 

Town Treasurer of Gratiot Co., Michigan, 1877 [copy]

 

Wright, R.J., Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Feb 6, 1877 [copy]

----- Feb. 26, 1877 [copy]

 

Unknown, Jan. 21, 1883 [Photostat]

----- Apr. 16, 1853 [Photostat]

----- [Undated] [Photostat]

----- Aug. 11, 1852 [Photostat]

----- Apr. 6, 1853 [Photostat]

 

Photographs

 

“Beach Head at Sandy Hook” June 3, 1878

 

“Beachpoint Bulk Head Protection” Cape Cod, Provincetown, Massachusetts Aug. 1866

 

“Bird [?] Bungalow” Malabang, 1905

 

Bull Run Bridge, Stream and Block House”

 

“Canvas Ponton [sic] Bridge at Engineer Depot” Washington, 1863

 

“Dutch Gap, James River – 470 ft. Across, 7 Miles Around”

 

“Dutch Gap” James River

 

Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket”

 

“General Benham’s Camp – Head [?] of Engineer-Brigade foot of East 14th St.

 

“General Henry W. Benham”

 

Gunboat “Mendota”

 

“Gunboat Morse

 

“Laying Cornerstone of Boston Post Office” 1891

 

“Mendota on the James River at “Deep Bottem” or Jones Neck

 

“Pontoon Bridge at Deep Bottom James River, Va.” 1864-1865

 

“Pontoon Bridge on Eastern Bank of Potomac or Washington” ca. 1863 [3 copies]

 

“Prince Consort’s Memorial” Edinburgh

 

“Seamen on board gunboat Mendota”

 

“The Bridge Near Aikens Landing James River

 

“The Medican Man – taken at the Battle of Wounded Knee, S.D.”

 

“View down Eastern Branch, Showing Navy Yard Bridge and Pontons [sic] ready for laying from foot of East 15th St.”

 

Army Church built by 50th New York Volunteers Engineers at their winter camp in front of Petersburg [2 copies]

 

Building of railroad wharf at City Point, Va.

 

Bull Run Bridge and Stream

 

Canvass Pontoon Bridge at Engineer Depot, Washington D.C., 1863-1864

 

City Point wharf

 

Convalescent Camp near Alexandria Virginia [2 copies]

 

General Benham and Officers

 

General Benham’s Camp – Headquarters – head of Engineer Brigade, foot of E. 14th. St., Washington D.C., Sept. 7, 1863

 

General Benham’s Headquarters of Engineer Brigade, City Point, Va., Feb. 1865

 

General Sedgwick and Staff at house of J.M. Botts (The Sterns Mansion) about 4 miles north of Brandy Station, Va. Near Rappahannock River

 

General W.H. Benham and Staff

 

Group of 9 Civil War officers seated and standing around table

 

Gun boat “Morse” and “White House”

 

Gun of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery

 

Landing at City Point, Va., (view down the river)

 

Landing at Pamunkey River and “White House (Washington’s)” in the distance

 

Lookout Tower South of Dutch Gap

 

Lower landing at Belle Plaine, Va., July 4, 1864

 

Mrs. Benham’s Parlor, Schenectady, N.Y.

 

Old Sterns Mansion house (not residence) of J.M Botts, Gen. Sedgwick headquarters, 1863, 4 miles north of Brandy Station

 

Pile Bridge near Aikens Landing, James River

 

Plans of wood church

 

Pontoon bridge and dam in Hazel River above Rappahannock River

 

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, with draw open

 

Pontoon bridge on the Eastern Branch of the Potomac [2 copies]

 

Pontoon Bridge over 2200 ft. long laid by Engineer Brigade over James River near Fort Powhatten, June 15, 1864

 

Pontoon Bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va., 1864-65

 

Railroad wharf at City Point, Va

 

Store tent of 6th Corps

 

Unidentified Camp

 

Untitled Group Picture with Names: [?] Waring, Dagget, Wilson, Cutley, Mills, [?], Merram, Ames, Robinson

 

Unidentified House and Field

 

Unidentified Landscape [2 Copies]

 

Unidentified Portrait of Benham, Middle Aged [3 copies]

 

Unidentified Sketches of a man, vase and horse [Sketch]

 

Unidentified Steamboat in Icy Harbor

 

Unidentified Straw Roof Cottage

 

Upper Landing at Belle Plaine (Potomac River), looking up Potomac Creek

 

Upper pontoon bridge at Jones Neck, James River, Va., from south side, July, 1864

 

View Down Eastern Branch showing Navy Yard Bridge and pontoons ready for laying from foot of E. 15th St.

 

View down James River to pile bridge opposite “Aikens Landing” Washington” Sept. 7, 1863 [2 copies]