Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Marcus Reno's papers?

This is somewhat odd given my current round of posts, but does anybody out there have any idea where Marcus Reno's papers or memoirs might be found? I haven't found any record of them, but since virtually everything related to Custer and Little Big Horn have been researched, someone must have found them.

I knew he'd commanded the 5th Cavalry at Kelly's Ford in March 1863, but was unaware until today that he had also commanded the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry and led a brigade against Mosby late in the war.

Just to maintain the tie-ins to the current thread, though, the 2nd Cavalry became the 5th in August 1861, which Reno led in battle as mentioned above, so it all ties together....