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Papers of Henry P. Perrine, 6th U. S. Cavalry Regiment

Call Number: RH MS 563


Cheifly official military orders issued Henry P. Perrine from 1871 to 1875 during his service at Fort Riley, Kansas and later at Fort Lyon (Colorado Territory) with the 6th U. S. Cavalry Regiment.


  • Creation: 1871 - 1875


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Biography of Henry P. Perrine, 1846-1927.

Henry Pratt Perrine was born in Trenton (Mercer County), New Jersey on April 10, 1846 to Lewis C. and Anna Eliza (Pratt) Perrine. He was admitted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New Jersey on July 1, 1865 and graduated June 15, 1869, at which time he was appointed to frontier duty as Second Lieutenant in the 6th U. S. Cavalry Regiment. In 1871 and 1872, Perrine was posted at Fort Riley, Kansas, and in 1873 was transferred to Fort Lyon in Colorado Territory. Perrine was promoted to First Lieutenant on June 20, 1872, and to Captain on January 15, 1884. He retired from the Army on July 1, 1891, and died January 23, 1927 in New Jersey.


.25 linear foot (1 box)

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Scope and Contents

This collection's twelve documents, which date from 1871 to 1875, concern Henry Pratt Perrine’s service with the 6th U.S. Cavalry while posted at Fort Riley, Kansas and at Fort Lyon in Colorado Territory. Eleven of the documents are official military orders issued to Perrine as related to his duties, his promotion to First Lieutenant, his transfer to Fort Lyon, and his approved leaves of absence. The collection’s one letter is to the commander at Fort Lyon from an Army engineer, who addresses the use of Fort Lyon soldiers for mapping assistance and commends Perrine’s service in that regard. Arrangement is chronological.

Physical Location

RH MS 563

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Charles Apfelbaum.

Guide to the Henry P. Perrine Collection
Papers of Henry P. Perrine, 6th U. S. Cavalry Regiment
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Henry P. Perrine Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 563, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

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