Lt. McCauley sketch of soldiers surveying the damages after the fire and battle with the Ute Indians that broke out on September 29, 1879 at the White River Indian Agency
Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to C. A. H. McCauley President Roosevelt thanks C. A. H. McCauley for the "curious sea spider web" and the "mat and pickle forks" that will come.
Historic Identified Late Civil War thru Indian War 3rd US Cavalry Officers
Footlocker in original blue paint (c) 1860–1890
Charles Adam Hoke McCauley from the USMA Library:
McCauley, C. A. H. (Charles Adam Hoke), 1847-1913, USMA 1870
Papers regarding admission to the U.S. Military Academy, 1865-1866; commission, 2nd Lt., 14 June 1872; orders, 1877-1888; copies of letters of appreciation from families of soldiers aided by McCauley; correspondence, 1881-1899, describing experiences in the Philippines and discussing possible promotion; registered bond receipts; McCauley's military record; Mrs. McCauley's application for widow's pension, 1928
measures 14 inches tall, 33.5 inches long, and 22 inches deep
Historic Identified 3rd US Cavalry Officers
ONLY GENERALS LIVED IN WHAT AMOUNTED TO LUXURY IN THE FIELD during the Civil War—often commandeering private homes near their encampments to use as headquarters or dwelling in capacious canvas tents, where they ate, drank, and smoked the best products that their aides could procure, and where they were faithfully attended by military personnel and civilian servants alike.
Privates, on the other hand, endured in comparative squalor, sleeping outdoors or inside inadequate tepee-shaped Sibley tents, “packed like sardines in a box.” They survived on tasteless rations like hardtack, toting overloaded “knapsack, haversack, [and] three pound canteen, all full,” on their frequent marches. In between these two extremes of luxury and privation, high-ranking officers at least made do with more compact and easily transportable living supplies. None was more ingeniously designed than the military footlocker—the nineteenth-century equivalent of modern carry-on luggage. Footlockers could hold a bounty of personal items in a remarkably small space.