A Guide to the Benjamin W. Howland Letters, 1876
Benjamin W. Howland, born 1855, of Westport, MA enlisted in the 10th United States Infantry Band. The letters in this collection describe his impressions of frontier Texas.
Source: “US Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914.”Ancestry.com. Accessed November 12, 2012.
This small collection is comprised of two letters from U. S. infantryman Benjamin Howell to “friend William,” describing his experiences in Texas, Native Americans, and Mexicans.
This collection is open for research use.
Benjamin W. Howland Letter, 1876, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Stefanie Lapka, June 2013.
Detailed Description of the Papers