John Milton Chivington Record

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John Milton Chivington Record
The Legacy

25% of the net proceeds from the sale of these booklet will be donated to the

National Park Foundation,

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Fund

And 25% net proceeds will be donated to the

Kiowa County Historic Preservation Fund

 

This is a compilation of historical and family landmarks in Chivington's life from 1813 to 1894.

The record is a compilation of documents gleaned from many sources including the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, the Supplement to the Official Records, Colorado State Archives, Denver Public Library/Western History Collections, Colorado State Historical Society, Stephen Hart Library, articles from the Rocky Mountain News and Daily Commonwealth, plus various other correspondences found in National Archives and Library of Congress records.

"Compilers Annotations" have been added for clarity and historical context.

Regardless of popular opinions, for or against him, his name is one of the most often said, written and repeated concerning the tragic event of the Sand Creek Massacre November 29, 30 & Dec 1, 1864.

When he led the attack at Sand Creek, it is debatable whether or not he was still a commissioned officer.

Like most lives it was filled with irony - like being 1/8th Seneca, serving as a missionary to the Delaware and Pottawatomie, to ordering the attack on the Cheyenne and Arapahoe.

Compiled, Written and Published by Jeff C. Campbell

25% of the net proceeds form the sale of this booklet will be donated to the National Park Foundation, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Fund. And 25% net proceeds will be donated to the Kiowa County Historic Preservation Fund.

 

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