Bibliography: Colorado Territory Civil War Volunteer Records

Selected Bibliography

The preceding history was not written with all the details of a blow-by blow account of the battles and skirmishes nor a day-to-day account of the marches of the Colorado Volunteers.  The writers of Civil War and Colorado history have covered these details in many articles, magazines, newspapers and books.  R. B. Wallace (page 372 of Extracted Records) who later lived inMarshalltown, Ohio, wrote of his experiences in the First Colorados in the “Colorado Magazine” September 1924.  Major Hal Sayr, of the Third Regiment-100 Day Service, kept a diary of the Sand Creek Campaign.  Mrs. Ellen Williams, whose husband was in Co. A of the Second Colorados, wrote of his experiences.  Alonzo Ickis, who was in Dodd’s Independent Company, kept a diary of the march to Valverde.  (See Supplemental Bibliography, Appendix J.)

This story was written from a historical perspective of the volunteers and how the political climate as well as the events of this era and in this area affected their lives as troopers.  The sources chosen to research for this story are here as a Selected Bibliography.  Additional research and reading materials are given in the Supplementary Bibliography found in Appendix J. Many of the books in both bibliographies are in the Western History Department of the Denver Public Library.***LWB

Ainsworth, Brig. Gen. Fred C and Joseph W. Kirkley, Chief of the Record and Pension Office, War Department, The War of the Rebellion, A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Government Printing Office, Washington 1901

Barbour, Charlotte A., “Quartermastering For The 2nd Colorado Volunteers,” The Colorado Magazine, October 1961, The State Historical Society of Colorado, Denver

Beulah Historical Society, From Mace’s Hole, The Way It Was, To Beulah, The Way It is, Century One Press, Colorado Springs, CO 1979

Boyd, Le Roy, “Thunder on the Rio Grande, the Great Adventure of Sibley’s Confederates for the Conquest of New Mexico and Colorado” The Colorado Magazine, July 1947, The State Historical Society of Colorado, Denver

Carey, Raymond G., “The ‘Bloodless Third’ Regiment, Colorado Volunteer Cavalry,” The Colorado Magazine, October 1961, The State Historical Society of Colorado, Denver

Carey, Raymond G., “The Puzzle of Sand Creek,” The Colorado Magazine, Fall 1964, The State Historical Society ofColorado, Denver

Craig, Reginald S., The Fighting Parson, The Biography of Colonel John M. Chivington, Westernlore Press, Los Angeles, 1959

Faust, Patricia L. (Editor), Historical Times Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War, Harper & Row, New York 1986

Gerhardt, Gary, “The Battle of Beecher’s Island,” The Rocky Mountain News, October 24, 1994

Hanson, Gerald T., and Carl H. Moneyhon, Historical Atlas of Arkansas, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman andLondon, 1989

Hollister, Ovando J., Boldly They Rode, A History of the First Colorado Regiment of Volunteers, The Golden Press, Lakewood, CO 1949 [A Reprint from the Original History of the First Regiment of Colorado Volunteers, 1863]

Hollister, Ovando J., Colorado Volunteers in New Mexico 1862, The Lakeside Press, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Chicago, 1962 [A Reprint of The History of The First Regiment of Colorado Volunteers, Thomas Gibson & Co., Denver, C. T., 1863]

Heyman, Max L. Jr., Prudent Soldier, A Biography of Major General E R S. Canby 1817-1873, Arthur H. Clark Company, Glendale, CA 1959

Johnson, Allen and Dumas Malone, Editors, Dictionary of American Biography Volume VII, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York 1931

Josephy, Alvin M., Jr., The Civil War in the American West, Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1992

Karnes, Thomas L., William Gilpin, Western Nationalist, University of Texas Press, Austin and London, 1970

Kreck, Dick, “Battle Art,” The Denver Post Magazine, October 2, 1994

McMechen, Edgar Carlisle, Life of Governor Evans, Wahlgreen Publishing Co., Denver, 1924

Mumey, Nolie, Colorado Territorial Script, Johnson Publishing Company, Boulder, CO 1966

Nankivell, Major John, History of the Military Organizations of the State of Colorado 1860-1935, The W. H. Kistler Stationery Co., Denver, CO 1935

Noel, Theo, 4th Texas Cavalry, A Campaign From Santa Fe to the Mississippi, Being a History of the Old Sibley Brigade, McNeese State College and Louisiana State University, 1961

Noel, Thomas J., Paul F. Mahoney, and Richard E. Stevens, Historical Atlas of Colorado, University of Oklahoma Press,Norman and London, 1994

Oliva, Leo E., Soldiers on the Santa Fe Trail, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK 1967

Perrigo, Lynn I., “Major Hal Sayr’s Diary of the Sand Creek Campaign”, The Colorado Magazine, March 1938, The State Historical Society of Colorado, Denver

Rafferty, Milton D., Historical Atlas of Missouri, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1982

Riegel, Robert, and Robert G. Athearn, America Moves West, Fourth Edition, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, London, 1964

Sanford, Albert B., “Camp Weld, Colorado, The Colorado Magazine, March, 1934, The State Historical Society of Colorado,Denver

Shields, Lillian B., “Relations with the Cheyennes and Arapahoes in Colorado to 1861,” The Colorado Magazine, August, 1927, The State Historical Society of Colorado, Denver

Socolofsky, Homer E. and Huber Self, Historical Atlas of Kansas, Second Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1988

Stephens, A. Ray, and William M. Holmes, Historical Atlas of Texas, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman and London, 1989

Taylor, Ralph C., Colorado South of the Border, Sage Books, Denver

Ubbelohde, Carl, A Colorado History, Pruett Press, Inc., Boulder, CO

Unrau, William E., “A Prelude to War,” The Colorado Magazine, Fall 1964, The State Historical Society of Colorado, Denver

Wallace, R. B., “My Experiences in the First Colorado Regiment,” The Colorado Magazine, September, 1924, The State Historical and Natural History Society of Colorado, Denver

Whitford, William Clarke, Colorado Volunteers in the Civil War, The New Mexico Campaign In 1862, Colorado State Historical and Natural History Society, 1906, Republished, Pruett Press, Boulder, CO 1963

Williams, Mrs. Ellen, Three Years and a Half in the Army, History of the Second Colorados, Fowler & Wells Company, New York, 1885

Wright, Arthur A., “Why Did Colonel Slough Resign?” and “Colonel John P. Slough,” The Colorado Magazine, April 1962, The State Historical Society of Colorado, Denver


Supplemental Bibliography

Adams, Blanche V., Colorado In The Civil War, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1930

Baker, Arthur G., The Colorado Volunteers, 1889

Bancroft, Hubert Howe, Nevada Colorado and Wyoming, The History Company, San Francisco, CA, 1890

_____, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Thomas Yoseloff Inc New York, 1956

Beckner, Raymond M., Old Forts of Southern Colorado, O’Brien Print & Stationery, Pueblo, CO, 1976

Brandes, T. Donald, Military Posts of Colorado, Old Army Press, Ft. Collins, CO, 1973

Casey, Lee Taylor, “Colonel John M. Chivington-Soldier,” The Rocky Mountain News, March 3, 1929

Chivington, Colonel John M., “The Pet Lambs,” The Denver Republican, April 20, 1890

Chivington, John M., To the People of Colorado:  Synopsis of the Sand Creek Investigation, Denver, 1865

Chivington, John M. “Sand Creek,” The Denver Republican, October 5, 1895

Coel, Margaret, Chief Left Hand, Southern Arapaho, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1981

Collins, Catherine, An Army Wife Comes West:  Letters of Catherine Wever Collins 1863-1864, Reprint from The ColoradoMagazine, Denver, October 1954

Colorado State Historical Society, Bent’s Fort on the Arkansas, Denver 1954, Colorado State Historical Society, Old Fort Garland, Denver 1954

Conley, William H., Complete Roster, Colorado and Wyoming Department, Grand Army of the Republic, Press of the Rocky Mountain Herald, Denver, 1895

Coulton, Ray Charles, The Civil War in the Western Territories:  Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, University ofOklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1959

Dunlay, Thomas W., Wolves for Blue Soldiers:  Indian Scouts and Auxiliaries with the United States Army, 1860-1890, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1982

Dunn, J. P., Jr., Massacres of the Mountains, Harper & Bros., New York, 1886

Dunn, William R., I Stand by Sand Creek:  A Defense of Colonel John M. Chivington and the Third Colorado Cavalry, Old Army Press, Fort Collins, CO, 1985

Forrest, James T., Soldier’s Journal of Life at Old Fort Garland, 1860-1883, State Historical Society of Colorado, Denver, 1954

Grinnell, George Bird, Bent’s Old Fort and Its Builders, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, 1923

Grinnell, George Bird, The Fighting Cheyennes, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1915

Guild, Thelma S., and Harvey L. Carter, Kit Carson:  A Pattern of Heroes, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1984

Hafen, LeRoy Reuben, Fort Vasquez, State Historical Society of Colorado, Denver, 1964

Hall, Martin H., “Colorado Volunteers Save New Mexico for the Union,” Mid America, Vol. 38

Hart, Dorothy A. Bryant, Roster of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, Department of Colorado and Wyoming from 1905 to 1959, 1959

Hurd, Charles Wesley, Bents’ Stockade Hidden in the Hills, Las Animas, CO, 1960

Ickis, Alonzo Ferdinand, Bloody Trails Along the Rio Grande:  A Day by Day Diary of Ickis, 1836-1917, a Soldier and His Activities with Company B, the First Volunteer Regiment to Leave the Territory of Colorado for the Civil War, Their participation in the Battle of Valverde, New Mexico, Old West Publishing Company, Denver, 1958 (Ickis was in Dodd’s Independent Co., enlisting at Canon City 25 Oct. 1861 and is found in the Extracted Data, p. 174)

Kerby, Robert I, The Confederate Invasion of Arizona and New Mexico, Westernlore Press, Los Angeles, 1958

Lecompte, Janet, “Sand Creek”, The Colorado Magazine, Fall 1964, The State Historical Society of Colorado, Denver

Lowie, Robert H., Indians of the Plains, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 1954

Lyman, Clarence, The Truth About Colonel John M. Chivington, a Manuscript

_____, March of the First, Being a History of the Organization, marches, Battles, and Service of the First Regiment of Colorado Volunteers, the Names of the Members of the Regiment, a List of the Officers and Promotions with a Full List of Killed, Dead and Wounded. by a Private of the Regiment, Thomas Gibson & Co., Denver, CT, 1863

Monnett, John H., The Battle of Beecher Island and the Indian War of 1867-1869, University Press of Colorado, Niwot, CO, 1992

Murray, Robert, Citadel on the Santa Fe Trail, Old Army Press, 1970

Pagano, Mary Cecilia, Early Military Forts in Colorado, University of Denver, 1943

Peterson, Guy Leon, Fort Vasquez:  Fact and/or Fantasy, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 1974