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M-068 Rita M. Krouse Collection of Official Correspondence on Building a Louisiana Military Road, 1827-1838.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
Correspondence concerning the building of a military road between Fort Smith on the Arkansas River to Natchitoches, Louisiana. 1 folder.
17 letters written 1827-1838 to the Secretaries of War and high military officers of the United States. They cover matters relating to the building of the military road from Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Fort Towson on the Red River and thence to Natchitoches, Louisiana. Included are such subjects as surveying and mapping the route, expanses incurred, and difficulties encountered in claiming the land and building and maintaining the road.