University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Charles A. P. Hatfield Report, 1874



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hatfield, Charles A. P.
Title: Hatfield, Charles A. P., Report
Dates: 1874
Abstract: The Charles A. P. Hatfield Report, 1874, is a typescript copy of a narrative written by Hatfield, describing the battle of Palo Duro Canyon on September 28, 1874.
Accession No.: 1930
Extent: 2 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Charles A. P. Hatfield served as a Lieutenant in Company E of the Fourth United States Cavalry commanded by Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie and fought against Southern Plains Indians in the Red River War, 1874-1875. On September 28, 1874, Hatfield participated in the battle of Palo Duro Canyon, the major battle of the Red River War and the Plains Indians’ last effort at armed resistance.

Sources:

Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. “Palo Duro Canyon, Battle of,” http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/PP/btp3.html (accessed July 16, 2010).

Tudor, W. G. “Ghost Writers of the Palo Duro.” The Southwestern Historical Quarterly 99, 4 (April 1996): 533-41.


Scope and Contents

The Charles A. P. Hatfield Report, 1874, is a typescript copy of a narrative written by Hatfield, describing the battle of Palo Duro Canyon on September 28, 1874.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hatfield, Charles A. P.
Mackenzie, Ranald Slidell, 1840-1889.
Subjects (Organizations)
Comanche Indians--History--19th century.
Kiowa Indians--History--19th century.
Cheyenne Indians--History--19th century.
Subjects
Palo Duro Canyon, Battle of, Tex., 1874.
Red River War, 1874-1875.
Places
Palo Duro Canyon (Tex.)--History.
Fort Concho (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles A. P. Hatfield Report, 1874, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2R35 The Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne campaign in northwest Texas and Mackenzie's fight in the Palo Duro Canyon, September 26, 1874
(2 copies)