Cantonment Atkinson Bibliography

 Compiled July 21, 2005 by Kathie Bordelon

Most of the material listed here is in Pamphlet File 166
in the Archives Department, McNeese State University, Frazar Memorial Library. 

Materials in Archives and Special Collections Department do not circulate.

Books | Newspaper Articles | Letters | Manuscripts

Books

Hammersly, Thomas H. S. Complete General Army Register of the United States of America: From the Time of the Revolutionary War to the Present.       New York: T. H. Hammersly, 1888.

Powell, Casey A. Encyclopedia of Forts, Posts, Named Camps, and Other Military Installations in Louisiana, 1700-1981. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor’s, 1983.

Prejean, Lana Jean Fagot. "‘Occupy Til I Come:’ The Redbones of Louisiana’s No Man’s Land." Thesis. University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1999.

United States Congress. "Claims to Lands Between Rio Hondo and Sabine Rivers, in Louisiana." American State Papers: Public Lands, 4. Greenville, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1994.

United States Congress. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States from the 2nd session of the 20th to the 1st session of the 22nd Congress, inclusive: Commencing December 2, 1828, and ending March 8, 1832: Military Affairs, 4. Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1860.

Workers of the Writers’ Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Louisiana. Louisiana: A Guide to the State. American Guide Series. New York: Hastings House, 1945.

Newspaper Articles 

"Beauty, Romance, Mystery Surround Calcasieu Parish." Lake Charles American Press 1 April 1940: 16.

"Bilbo Cemetery Near River is 100 Years Old." Lake Charles American Press 1 April 1940: 2.

"Calcasieu Chapter DAR Marks Historical Site at Ceremony." Lake Charles American Press 5 November 1958: 18.

"Camp Atkinson Guarded Lake Charles and Road to Texas." Lake Charles American Press 8 December 1939: 14.

"Fort Atkinson." Lake Charles American Press 17 December 1940: 6.

"Fort Atkinson’s Marker Placed at Lake Charles." New Orleans Times Picayune 15 December 1940: n.p.

"Local D.A.R. Present Granite Marker to Lake Charles." Lake Charles American Press 16 December 1940: 1, 4.

Peace, Corinne. "Marker Designates Former Military Site." Lake Charles American Press n.d.1977: n.p.

Letters

Acting Assistant Commissioner, Department of the Interior, General Land Office. Letter to Mayo Title Company. 5 September 1933.

Acting Assistant Commissioner, Department of the Interior, General Land Office. Letter to Mayo Title Company. 14 October 1933.

Alexander, E. B., Lt. Letter to Lt. G. H. Crossman. 8 March 1836. RG 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794 - 1915. Box 64, Entry 225, NM-81.

Allen, Virginia P. Letter to Helen Wentz. 15 February 1941. (Includes programs for 1940 marker ceremony.)

Birdsall, E. B., Lt. Letter to Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup. 14 March 1832. RG 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794 - 1915. Box 64, Entry 225, NM-81.

Burch, D. E., Capt. Letter to Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup. 31 May 1831. RG 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794 - 1915. Box 64, Entry 225, NM-81.

Cory, Charles E. Letter to editor Lake Charles American Press. 27 September 1932. (Cory, Charles E. "Lake Charles Once Site of Military Post." Lake Charles American Press 28 September 1932: 9.)

Crossman, G. H., Lt. Letter to Lt. E. B. Alexander. 6 March 1836. RG 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794 - 1915. Box 64, Entry 225, NM-81.

Crossman, G. H., Lt. Letter to Maj. B. Riley. 20 March 1836. RG 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794 - 1915. Box 64, Entry 225, NM-81.

Crossman, G. H., Lt. Letter to Maj. B. Riley. 21 March 1836. RG 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794 - 1915. Box 64, Entry 225, NM-81.

Crossman, G. H., Lt. Letter to Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup. 31 March 1836. RG 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794 - 1915. Box 64, Entry 225, NM-81.

Hardin, J. Fair. Letter to Mrs. A. F. Davies. 23 March 1933.

Hardin, J. Fair. Letter to Mrs. A. F. Davies. 8 April 1933.

Hardin, J. Fair. Letter to Mrs. A. F. Davies. 14 April 1933.

Mayo, Mrs. Seaman (Minnie K.). Letter to Mrs. A. F. (Hattie) Davies. 28 January 1927.

Mayo, S. A. Letter to Mrs. W. P. Weber. 13 December 1940.

Newell, J. E., Lt. Letter to Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup. 31 December 1830. RG 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794 - 1915. Box 64, Entry 225, NM-81.

Newell, J. E., Lt. Letter to Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup. 1 April 1831. RG 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794 - 1915. Box 64, Entry 225, NM-81.

Newell, J. E., Lt. Letter to Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup. 30 June 1831. RG 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794 - 1915. Box 64, Entry 225, NM-81.

Parrott, D. K. Invoice to Mrs. A. F. Davies. 21 April 1933.

Payne, F. H. Letter to Leon Locke. 19 September 1932.

Riley, B., Maj. Letter to Lt. G. H. Crossman. 20 March 1836. RG 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794 - 1915. Box 64, Entry 225, NM-81.

Stephenson, J. R., Lt. Letter to Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup. 1 August 1830. RG 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794 - 1915. Box 64, Entry 225, NM-81.

Thompson, T. A. Letter to Mrs. John S. Weitz. 16 June 1955.

Wood, Richard G. Letter to Sam H. Jones. 29 June 1951.

Manuscripts

Birch, George, Capt. Return for Company E, 7th Regiment, Infantry, June 1830- December 1830. RG 94, War Department. The Adjutant General’s Office, Returns from Military Posts, 1800-1916. National Archives Microcopy 617 Roll 1493.

Birch, George, Capt. Return for Company E, 7th Regiment, Infantry, January 1831 - October 1831. RG 94, War Department. The Adjutant General’s Office, Returns from Military Posts, 1800-1916. National Archives Microcopy 617 Roll 1493.

Bradford, Thomas G. "Louisiana." Map. National Atlas, 1938. David Rumsey Collection. http://www.davidrumsey.com/

Harrison, T. J. Capt. Return for Company F, 3rd Regiment, Infantry, November 1831 - December 1831. RG 94, War Department. The Adjutant General’s Office, Returns from Military Posts, 1800 - 1916. National Archives Microcopy 617 Roll 1493.

Kane, James A. Camp Atkinson. Research report, 15 June 1955.

Rio Hondo Claim #265. Government plat. 3 March 1832.

Snide, Harold E. Cantonment Atkinson, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Research report, 28 June 1951.

Township 9 South Range 8 West. Field notes. Department of the Interior, General Land Office. 1 April 1841.

Wentz, Helen. "History of Cantonment Atkinson." Calcasieu Chapter DAR Ceremony. Lake Charles, LA. 27 October 1958.
 

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