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Guide to the Jenks Beaman Collection 1838/1848 Manuscripts Overview of the Collection Jenks Beaman Collection 1838-1848 1000 1.00 English Manuscripts The Jenks Beaman (died 1848) papers span 1838-1848, encompassing his education and involvement in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

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Jenks Beaman Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Arrangement of Materials:

The papers are arranged by date.

Scope and Contents

Jenks Beaman was a West Point graduate and 2nd Lieutenant.  He was a member of the 4th Infantry Artillery during the Mexican-American War, known as the Mexican War.. This collection of papers contains orders, appointments, depositions, correspondence, and requisition muster rolls. Future Civil War generals signed several of the documents: Samuel Cooper, Charles P. Kingsbury, William Maynadier, Robert H. K. Whiteley, Benjamin Huger, Henry Moses Judah, and Ulysses S. Grant.

Detailed List of Contents id246458 1 Jenks Beaman 708198 id246459 1 1 Documents 1838-1845 id246460 1 1 Jenks Beaman undated Scope and Contents

A scan of a photograph of Jenks Beaman that was taken in 1845.

id246461 1 1 Jenks Beaman's Conditional Appontment to West Point 1838-02-07 Scope and Contents

The document is signed by the Secretary of War J. R. Poinsett.

id246462 1 1 Document Officially Appointing Jenks Beaman as West Point Cadet 1838-06-30 Scope and Contents

J. R. Pinsett, Secretary of War, signed the document.

id246463 1 1 General Orders, Number 61 1843-07-03 Scope and Contents

Jenks Beaman was releived of his duties with the 8th Infantry due to his appointment to the 4th Regiment of Infantry. The document is signed by George Lincoln (1816-1847), with a note of congratulations at the base of the document.

id246476 1 1 Request for Payment 1843-07-28 Scope and Contents

The request for payment to Jenks Beaman from Allen Hisbee Norton. Mr. Norton drwned on November 27, 1846.

id246477 1 1 Sutlers Invoice 1845-05-06 Scope and Contents

A bill for items that the solidiers were not provided by the United States Army. In this case the bill contains items such as sherry, champaign, cider, whisky, buter, shirts, and playing cards. Sutlers were traveling salesmen. It is signed by John W. Raiford.

id246478 1 1 Extract Orders (Special Order: Number 25) 1845-05-9 Scope and Contents

The document has forms on both sides. One side is signed by Samuel Cooper, a future donfederate major general. The other side is signed by W. W. S. Bliss for Brigadier General Zachary Taylor. The forms were to grant Jenks Beaman a leave of absence.

id246479 1 1 Special Orders, Number 46 1845-06-05 Scope and Contents

The document grants an extension to a leave of absence for Jenks Beaman. The order is signed by Roger Jones.

id246480 1 1 Denial of Extension of Leave of Absence 1845-07-10 Scope and Contents

This order was signed by Roger Jones, a Major General in the Mexican War.

id246481 1 1 "Received Camp Near Corpus Christi" 1845-09-02 Scope and Contents

A list of equipment recieved by Jenks Beaman for the 4th Infantry. The list inclused flints, shot, and musket powder. The list is signed by Charles Peoble Kinsbury, who went on to be a Civil War Union General.

id246482 1 1 Paymaster Correspondence 1845-09-21 Scope and Contents

The document was sent to Captain B. R. Alden in Corpus Christi by Saint Clair Denny in New Orleans.

id246483 1 1 Notice of Promotion 184
id246495 1 2 Documents 1846 id246496 1 2 General Orders 1846-08-12 Scope and Contents

Two sheets of published General orders that contain the pages 1-8. The pages document to promotions and appointments in the Army that were "made by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Sentate...."

id246497 1 2 Invoice of Stores 1846-08-23 Scope and Contents

A shipment of blakets, shirts, boots, jackets and other items was sent from Corpus Christi, Texas to the 4th Infantry at Camargo, Mexioco.

id246498 1 2 Invoice for Items Received 1846-09-29 Scope and Contents

This document lists the armnaments that were received by Lieutenant Jenks Beaman in Camargo, Mexico.

id246499 1 2 Invoice for Items Received 1846-09-26 Scope and Contents

The invoice was made out in triplicate and signed by Thomas Jefferson Curd in Camargo, Mexico.

id246500 1 2 Invoice for Ordnance 1846-09-31 Scope and Contents

An invoice by Jenks Beaman handing over ordinance to Lieutenant U. S. Grant, 4th Infantry.

id246501 1 2 Invoice of Camp and Garrison Equipment 1846-10-01 Scope and Contents

Jenks Beaman, 2nd Lieutenant 4th Infantry, received the equipment for Lieutenant Richard Hill Graham.

id246502 1 2 Receipt Invoice for Items Received 1846-10-01 Scope and Contents

The armnaments and ordnance listed on this form was received by Jenks Beaman from Richard Hill Graham. The camp was near Monterey, Mexico.

id246542 1 2 Invoice of Ordnance and Armnament 1846-10-01 Scope and Contents

The items listed on this form were turned over by Richard Hill Graham to Jenks Beaman of the 4th Infantry, pertaining to E Companty of the 4 Infantry. The camp was near Monterey, Mexico.

id246543 1 2 Receipt for Camp and Garrison Equipment 1846-10-01 Scope and Contents

The camp was near Monterey, Mexico. The document is signed by Sidney Smith.

id246544 1 2 Receipt for Armnament and Ordnance 1846-10-01 Scope and Contents

The items listed on this form were received by Jenks Beaman at a camp near Monterey, Mexico. The form is signed by Sindey Smith.

id246545 1 2 Invoice for Clothing 1846-11-02 Scope and Contents

This is an invoice for clothing that was turned over by Captain Alexander Montgomery to Jenks Beaman at Monterey, Mexico. The form was signed by Alexander Montgomery.

id246546 1 2 Ordnance Office Correspondence 1846-11-20 Scope and Contents

A letter to Jenks Beaman noting that his return of ornance stores have been examined. The letter is signed by William Maynadier, who would later be a Union general in the Civil War.

id246547 1 2 Ordnance Office Correspondence 1846-12-01 Scope and Contents

The ordnance of Company E 4th Infantry that Jenks Beaman returned was examined and referred for a second auditor for settlement. The letter was signed by William Maynadier.

id246548 1 2 Invoice of Camp and Garrison Equipment 1846-12-28 Scope and Contents

The equipment was turned over by Gouverneur Morris to Jenks Beaman of Company E 4th Infantry near Monterey, Mexico. The list is signed by Gouverneur Morris.

id246549 1 2 Invoice of Clothing 1846-12-29 Scope and Contents

This is an invoice of clothing turned over by Alexander Montgomery to Jenks Beaman in Monterey, Mexico.

id246550 1 2 Invoice of Ordnance 1846-12-29 Scope and Contents

The ordnance was turned over to Jenks Beaman by Gouverneur Morris at Monterey, Mexico. The document is signed by Gouverneur Morris.

id246551 1 3 Documents 1847 id246552 1 3 Adjutant General's Office Correspondence 1847-01-03 Scope and Contents

Notice to Jenks Beaman to announce his promotion to First Lieutenant of the Fourth Regiment of Infantry. The document is signed by William Grigsby Freeman.

id246553 1 3 Invoice for Ordnance circa 1847 Scope and Contents

This paper documents the transfer of ordnance and transportaition to Aransas Bay, Texas for Jenks Beaman by Captain Robert H. W. Whiteley

id246554 1 3 List of Equipment circa 1847 Scope and Contents

A list of equipment that goes with the Invoice for Ornance, circa 1847.

id246555 1 3 Invoice of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipment 1847-01-18 Scope and Contents

The items were turned over to to Jenks Beaman by S. F. Jasmine. The document is signed by S. F. Jasmine and Jenks Beaman.

id246556 1 3 Receipt for Ordnance 1847-01-21 Scope and Contents

The ordnance was received at a camp in Palo Alto, Texas for I Comany, 4th Infancry. The document is signed by Sidney Smith.

id246557 1 3 Receipt for Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipment. 1847-01-27 Scope and Contents

The items on this form were received in Palo Alto, Texas by Jenks Beaman. The form is signed by Sidney Smith.

id246558 1 3 Invoice of Ordnance 1874-01-28 Scope and Contents

The ordnance and ordnance stores were turned over to Jenks Beaman at a camp in Plao Alto, Texas. The document is signed by John Green Burbank.

id246559 1 3 Invoice of Ordnance 1847-01-29 Scope and Contents

The ordnance was turned over to Jenks Beaman by John McNutt at Camp Palo Alto.

id246560 1 3 Invoice for Equipment 1847-01-30 Scope and Contents

The items on this list were turned over to Jenks Beaman by Thomas Grosvenor King.

id246561 1 3 Invoice for Ordnance circa 1847-07-04 Scope and Contents

The ordnance was turned over by Lieutenant John Garland to Jenks Beaman. The document is signed by John Garland. The site was Camp Paso, Texas.

id246562 1 3 Declaration 1847-03-22 Scope and Contents

The declaration was made before William Knox concerning the loss of property during the bombardment of Vera Cruz, Mexico. The document is signed by William Knox.

id246563 1 3 Declaration 1847-09-04 Scope and Contents

William Knox made a declaration before James Woodbridge that states that he left equipment on the beach near Vera Cruz during the troop landing on April 8, 1847. The document is signed by William Knox and James Woodbridge.

id246564 1 3 Testiment 1847-04-09 Scope and Contents

William Knox states that he left equipment on board the ship North carolina upon landing at Vera Cruz. His statement was made to James Woodbridge and is signed by both men.

id246565 1 3 Invoice of Clothing 1847-04-09 Scope and Contents

This invoice document the delivered clother to Jenks Beaman by Ulysses S. Grant, the Fourth Infantry Regiment Quarter Master, at camp near Vera Cruz, Mexico. The document is signed by U. S. Grant.

id246566 1 3 Invoice of Company Property 1847-04-12 Scope and Contents

An invoice of company property turned over by Jenks Beaman to G. M. at a camp near Vera Cruz. The document is signed by Jenks Beaman.

id246568 1 3 Testiment 1847-05-06 Scope and Contents

The testiment was made by J. M. Weedon to J. Woodbridge concerning evemts that happened in January.

id246579 1 3 Testiment 1847-05-06 Scope and Contents

Charles Metz testified that I company of the Fourth Infantry was at Camargo, Mexico in August, 1846. He was there in service at Camp Tepsey Ahulee, Mexico, on May 6, 1846.

id246585 1 3 Receipt for Ordnance 1847-08-20 Scope and Contents

A form that documents ordnance stores that Benjamin Huger received from Jenks Beaman. Mr. Huger's signature is signed by proxy and then below that authentically.

id246606 1 3 Correspondence 1847-07-31 Scope and Contents

A letter to Lieutenant Beaman which asked for information on John Wilson who was not heard from following the battle at Monterey, Mexico. The letter was written by James Calhoun.

id246607 1 3 Correspondence 1847-09-03 Scope and Contents

S. Charles Chase, Army surgeon, writes Jenks Beaman concerning a request for more ordnance.

id246608 1 3 Invoice of Ordnance 1847-09-11 Scope and Contents

Invoice for ordnance and ordnance stores handed over to Jenks Beaman. The document is signed by Thomas Jefferson Montgomery.

id246609 1 3 Invoice of Camp and Garrison Equipment 1847-09-11 Scope and Contents

The equipment was turned over to Jenks Beaman. The document was signed by Thomas Jefferson Montgomery.

id246610 1 3 Special Orders 1847-09-12 Scope and Contents

This order was sent from the Adjutant General's Office that states that graduates of the military academy have had their orders altered. The document is signed by Roger Jones.

id246611 1 3 Receipt for Clothing 1847-10-27 Scope and Contents

Receipt for clothing at the City of Mexico presented to Jenks Beaman. The document is signed by Thomas Rush McConnell.

id246612 1 3 Reciept 1847-10-27 Scope and Contents

Reciept of equipment received by Jenks Beaman.

id246613 1 3 Receipt of Ordnance 1947-12-16 Scope and Contents

The document was dated and gave a location, City of Mexico, and signed by Benjamin Huger.

id246614 1 3 Invoice of Ordnance 1847-12-25 Scope and Contents

This document shows Jenks Beaman received the ordnance from Delancy Floyd-Jones.

id246615 1 3 Invoice of Clothing and Equipment 1847-12-27 Scope and Contents

The items listed on the document were turned over to DeLancey Floyd-Jones, who signed the document.

id246616 1 4 Documents 1848 id246617 1 4 Invoice of Ordnance circa 1848 Scope and Contents

This document is signed by Christopher Raymond Perry.

id246618 1 4 Invoice of Clothing and Equipment circa 1848 Scope and Contents

The document is signed by Christopher Raymond Perry

id246619 1 4 Receipt of Ordnance 1848-01-01 Scope and Contents

This forms was signed by De Lancey Floyd-Jones.

id246620 1 4 Receipt of Clothing and Equipment 1848-01-01 Scope and Contents

The document was signed by De Lancey Floyd-Jones.

id246621 1 4 Receipt of Clothing and Equipment 1848-01-01 Scope and Contents

The document is signed by De Lancey Floyd-Jones.

id246622 1 4 Correspondence circa 1848 Scope and Contents

A letter to Jenks Beaman concerning his application for a leave of absence. The letter was from George Deas.

id246623 1 4 Correspondence 1848-04-09 Scope and Contents

A letter to Jenks Beaman states that his orders to the United States from Mexico was approved. The letter was signed by George Deas.

id246624 1 4 Roster List circa 1848 Scope and Contents

A list of the men of E Company of the 4th Infantry left behind April 1-December 31, 1847.

id246625 1 4 Payment 1848-04-10 Scope and Contents

Jenks Beaman received a payment for Lieutenant U. S. Grant. The document is signed by H. A. Low.