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Thomas Helm collection

Thomas Helm Collection

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Finding aid for the Thomas Helm Collection

MSS.11.98

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Helm, Thomas, 1842-1911
Creator:Long, Bob
Title: Thomas Helm Collection
Dates: 1862-1866; 1910-1911; 1970
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a description of the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, written in 1886, by Thomas M. Helm of the 1st Kansas Light Artillery.
Identification: MSS.11.98
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a description of the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, written in 1886, by Thomas M. Helm of the 1st Kansas Light Artillery, and additional documents related to Helm's family.


Biographical Note

Thomas Helm was born in 1842, in Franklin County, Missouri, the son of William and Martha Helm. In 1856, he moved with his parents to Douglas County, Kansas, in the area that came to be known as "Bleeding Kansas." Thomas served for three years in the Kansas First Light Artillery from August 1861 to September 1864. After the war, he lived with his parents in Barton County, Missouri, where he was a farmer. He married in 1882, and moved his family to Montrose, Colorado, about 1907. He died April 9, 1911.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Douglas County (Kan.)
Helm, Thomas, 1842-1911
Montrose (Colo.)
Prairie Grove, Battle of, Ark., 1862.
United States. Army. Kansas Light Artillery Battery, 1st. (1861-1865)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Helm Collection, MSS 11-98, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2011


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