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Box: 3 Fold: 12 Ord, James Placidus to James Cresap Ord
Date: 5/8/1873

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Placidus to his son James Cresap Ord. Written from Headquarters Department of the Platte, Omaha, Nebraska, with envelope addressed to James at Fort D.A. Russell, Cheyenne, Wisconsin Territory. Conveys primarily fatherly advice on how to conduct himself.

Box: 3 Fold: 13 Ord, James Placidus to James Cresap Ord
Date: 2/7/1874-4/27/1874

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS w/ envelopes from James Placidus to his son James Cresap Ord. Written from Omaha, Nebraska, to James first at Fort D.A. Russell, Wisconsin, and then at Fort Stockton, Texas.

@ Letter of 2/7/1874: "My Dear Son - I wrote you about four days ago wherein was set forth some of the considerations objectionable to your forming a matrimonial alliance so soon after your initiation in military life..." Continues with advice against marriage at such an early age.

@ Letter of 4/27/1874. Conveys news of the death of "another child of your uncle the general. He had been sick for a long time with intermittant fever..." [Possibly the child named Grant.] Also sends news of Pacificus' new wife: "The Judge Ord, your uncle, and his bride have been here on their return to New York City. They remained over a week this time at the Omaha Hotel. Mrs. Judge O. did not like San Francisco much on account of the cool reception she received from the Judge's relatives, particularly from your Aunt Georgiana Holladay - of whom she complained bitterly - what it is all about I don't know, and didn't care to learn..." Finally, refers also to "Bud" (also called "Buddy"), Pacificus' son Joseph Pacificus, "who remains in San Francisco in a law office studying that profession as the Judge his father desires..."

Box: 3 Fold: 14 Ord, James Placidus to James Cresap Ord
Dates: 3/18/1875-4/17/1875

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS w/ envelopes from James Placidus to his son James Cresap Ord. Written from Omaha, Nebraska and San Antonio, Texas to Fort Davis, Texas. Both letters convey family news of Julianne and James' siblings. All have been ill due to the cold climate of Nebraska; however, all are reported having benefitted from the move to Texas.

Box: 3 Fold: 15 Ord, James Placidus to Josephine Ord
Date: 9/19/1874

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Placidus to his daughter Josephine. Sent from Omaha, Nebraska. Conveys news of her three sisters, Julia, "Carrie" (Mary Caroline), and "Kittie" (Clarissa Rebecca).

Box: 3 Fold: 16 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Dates: 6/25/1862-8/11/1862

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written from Corinth, Mississippi to Santa Cruz, California. Includes description of his post and Corinth: "Corinth is pleasantly located at the junction of the Mobile and Ohio, and Memphis and Charleston R.Road on the extreme north-easterly corner of the state. The place contains a number of tastefully built one-story frame houses and was once judging from the number of stores of considerable business and about twice as large as Santa Cruz..."

Box: 3 Fold: 17 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Dates: 9/11/1862; 9/26/1862

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written from Corinth, Mississippi. Primarily news about post and army life: "We are all well, althought the Genl. [Edward] went out some 30 miles east after the enemy but another Genl. (Rosecrans) [William Starke Rosecrans] had the luck of doing all the fighting that was done." Sends greetings to and asks after each of his daughters.



Box: 3 Fold: 18 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Dates: 10/10/1862-12/28/1862

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written from Detroit, Michigan. News of Edward Otho Cresap Ord being wounded at the Hatchie River, Tenn. Also news of relatives in Michigan, including news of Julianne's mother, Clemence Fearson.

Box: 3 Fold: 19 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Dates: 1/12/1863-1/27/1863

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus -

@ Dated 1/12/1863: "My Dear Julia - Here I am in Detroit yet, although I expect to have left here some weeks ago. My health has been good all the while which I hope has been the case with you and the children..." Includes news of the family in Saginaw.

@ Dated 1/27/1863: More news of relatives in Michigan. At this time, Julianne was in Santa Cruz.



Box: 3 Fold: 20 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Dates: 4/30/1863; 5/12/1863

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS addressed from Detroit, Michigan.

@ Letter dated 4/30/1863: "My dear Julia - You may think it hard for me not to consent for the present to let you all come again to your old City Detroit where so many pleasant days and happy hours have been spent in your early life, but if you knew the dangers of making the trip from being made prisoners of the Confederate piratical steamers that fill the coast on this side - besides the amount of suffering - that people here now who are enjoying every degree of pleasure that they chose to adopt may in a few short months find themselves as far on the opposite side instead of enjoyment, suffering all the miseries incident to a civil war."

@ Letter dated 5/12/1863 - More family news from Michigan.

Box: 3 Fold: 21 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Datespan: 6/5/1863-6/25/1863

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written from Detroit and Cairo.

@ Letter of 6/5/1863 from Detroit: "My Dear Wife - As the past month has just closed and I promised to do for you in the way of sending you as much of my pay as possible, I have concluded to send you the whole amount for this month - every cent I draw - and will, should my life be spared me, send you as much hereafter as possible so that you may use it as you think proper either to come here or not until you have sufficient to do so comfortably." Includes news of the Starke and Andre families in Michigan.

@ Letter of 6/11/1863 from Cairo, Illinois: Last Sunday at noon I received my long expected orders - and where do you think they directed me to report - why down the Mississippi River to General Grant's department." Gives news of Gen. Edward Otho Cresap Ord.

@ Letter of 6/25/1863 near Vicksburg: Sends news of Gen. Edward O.C. Ord who was commander of the post. "The General looks quite well and hearty in fact the kind comforts he received from many acquaintances during confinement from his wounded leg has much improved his looks and made him look much younger than before..."

@ Note: A xerox copy of this letter is provided for use. The original is severely water damaged and fading.

Box: 3 Fold: 22 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Dates: 8/13/1863-9/5/1863

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife.

@ Letter dated 8/13/1863 from Vicksburg, Miss. covers financial matters involved with forwarding Placidus' pay to his wife. Reference made to his children suffering from scarlet fever, particularly to Mary Caroline. Also reference to family friend, Mary Skirm.

@ Letter dated 9/5/1863 from New Orleans. Includes 2 typescript copies of this ALS. Includes news of Peter N. Andre and Jeremiah ("Jerry") and Louise Calnon. [Note that all letters from Placidus addressed from Michigan at this time, includes news of the Andre, Calnon, and Starke families. Folders 3:18 to present.] Also mentions meeting a cousin of the Ord family in New Orleans, "Mr H[anson] B. Cresap who married in the Marshal family of Kentucky."

Box: 3 Fold: 23 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Date: 10/2/1864; 10/17/1864

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife.

@ Letter dated 10/2/1864 from near City Point, Virginia, to Detroit. Reference is made to the wounding of Gen. Edward O.C. Ord at the capture of Ft. Harrison in Virginia, 9/29/1864.

@ Letter dated 10/17/1864 from "Bermuda Hundred" Virginia to Detroit. Placidus opines on the upcoming presidential elections: "Every state that casts a vote this fall will go "Lincoln" sure..."

Box: 3 Fold: 24 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Dates: 11/2/1864; 11/4/1864

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to Julianne.

@ Letter dated 11/2/1864: "It is now near ten o'clock p.m. - I waited to see if the mail did not bring me a letter from you or some of the girls - Kitty or Cary - but I go to bed disappointed..."

@ Letter dated 11/4/1864 from "Bermuda Hundred" Virginia, in which Placidus encloses $100.

Box: 3 Fold: 25 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Dates: 1/10/1865; 1/30/1865

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife.

@ Letter dated 1/10/1865 from Virginia to Detroit. Written shortly after a home leave. Reference made to journey back to post at Fort Monroe and to Gen. Edward O.C. Ord whom he met there: "Landing there miles from Genl. Ord's headquarters found the mail wagon waiting for his mail jumped in bag and baggage and drove up to his log house - found the general in command of the Department of the James in place of General [Benjamin Franklin] Butler who had been relieved from command and Genl. Ord assigned in his place..."

@ Letter dated 1/30/1865 from Va. to Detroit. Includes some news of Georgiana, John Stephen and wife in California, Pacificus "enjoying fine times" in Paris, Gen. Edward Ord, and the progress of the Civil War towards peace settlement.

Box: 3 Fold: 26 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Date: 3/10/1865

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Addressed from Richmond, Va.: "I have just telegraphed to you to know how our beloved daughter Kitty is in health." References also to illness of Mrs. Pogue, Gen. Edward O.C. Ord and family.



Box: 3 Fold: 27 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Dates: 9/29/1867-12/26/1867

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife.

@ Letter dated 9/29/1867 from Fayetteville, Arkansas to Fort Smith, Arkansas. Placidus sends onions and sweet potatoes.

@ Letter dated 12/26/1867 from Corinth, Mississsippi.

Box: 3 Fold: 28 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Dates: 6/22/1868; 6/27/1868

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife.

@ Letter dated 6/24/1868 from New Orleans to Covington, Kentucky: Relays some family news received upon reaching post in New Orleans, re Georgiana and Pacificus.

@ Letter dated 6/27/1868 from Greenville, Louisiana to Covingtion, Ky. Conveys news of members of the Cresap family residing in New Orleans.

Box: 3 Fold: 29 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Dates: 7/30/1868; 8/1/1868

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife.

@ Letter dated 7/30/1868, from New Orleans headquarters, Greenville, Louisiana. Brief note enclosing money to Julianne still in Covington.

@ Letter dated 8/1/1868, New Orleans. Reference to Hanson B. Cresap.

Box: 3 Fold: 30 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Dates: 9/1/1868-9/19/1868

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife.

@ Letter dated 9/1/1868 includes envelope, from New Orleans. Incidental news. Includes reference to Mary Burgers (sp?), and to "Capt. [Noyes?] Baldwin."

@ Letter dated 9/19/1868 from New Orleans.

Box: 3 Fold: 31 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Datespan: 7/28/1869-8/21/1869

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written en route to and then from Jackson, Miss. to Julianne in Chicago.



Box: 3 Fold: 32 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Dates: 10/6/1869; 11/19/1869

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written from Lauderdale and Corinth, Miss.

@ Letter of 10/6/1869, to Julianne in Chicago. Primarily concerns his military assignments, specifically "Reconstruction duty."

@ Letter of 11/19/1869, to Julianne in Chicago: "My Dear Blushing young wife - There will be a prospect for you to once more behold and embrace your venerable husband on the memorable morning of the day of his anniversary..." In a note appended by Placy at the end of this letter, his leave was revoked due to the illness of another officer.

Box: 3 Fold: 33 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Dates: 1/20/1870; 5/11/1870

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written from Jackson and Corinth, Miss., respectively. Also, third letter from Chicago to Saginaw.

@ Letter dated 1/20/1870. Describes another visit to New Orleans w/ a lengthy reminiscence of how Placidus met Julianne.

@ Letter dated 2/11/1870. Update on military posting.

@ Letter dated 5/11/1870. Addressed to Julianne on her arrival in Saginaw, Michigan.

Box: 3 Fold: 34 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Date: 3/29/1871

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written from Newport Barracks, Kentucky: "I stayed all day Sunday at Vincennes, Indiana. Called to see many of the now numerous relatives of the Andre family and learned all I had time to about the Joseph Andre estate in that vicinity." Refers also to members of the Cresap family, namely the brothers Robert and John Cresap, as well as Hanson B. Cresap.

Box: 3 Fold: 35 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre
Date: 3/15/1873

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Placidus to Julianne, addressed from Washington, DC to Omaha, Nebraska. Recounts a meeting with President Ulysses Grant at the White House during which Placidus attempted to obtain a recommendation for his son James Cresap Ord: "We saluted each other when I opened conversation of the objective of my visit - showed him Jimmy's picture - and informed him of the contents of his application, etc."

Box: 3 Fold: 36 Ord, James Placidus to Mary Caroline Ord
Date: 3/4/1870

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from J. Placidus to his daughter Mary Caroline ("Carrie"). Written from Corinth, Miss. A "short letter" to "entertain" his daughter. Includes description of post; reference to Mississippi ceding to the Union; and a little sketch of camp.

Box: 3 Fold: 37 Ord, James Placidus to Placidus Andre Ord
Date: 11/23/1864

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Placidus to his son Placidus Andre Ord in Detroit, Michigan: "My Dear Son Placidus - In your sister Kitty's letter which I received seven days after it was written, she compliments you highly. It pleased me very much to learn that you are determined to learn fast so as to be able to write to both your brother Jimmy and myself and to be able to go to college when he comes away...Whatever you once learn well, nothing can take it away from you..." The letter continues with a description of camp life: "Where I am is just like living in the woods - no houses to visit, no strangers seen - nothing but soldiers, negro servants, trees, and mud - the last of which is getting to be very plenty. Last night was the coldest of the season - water froze in our wash basins and it was hard to keep warm during the night. I live now in a good log hut with a brick fire place and chimney and plenty of hard wood to make fire."

Box: 3 Fold: 38 Ord, James Placidus to Thomas Edwards
Date: 6/24/1853

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Placidus to Thomas Edwards assigning power of attorney concerning the signing of a land warrant.

Box: 3 Fold: 39 Ord, James Placidus to Mary Burgers (sp?)
Date: 7/21/1862-8/24/1862

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to family friend Mary Burgers (spelling unclear).

Box: 3 Fold: 40 Ord, James Placidus - Correspondence Received
Datespan: 3/13/1852-9/13/1865

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 ALS written to James Placidus Ord -

@ From John B. Schick, Detroit 3/13/1852.

@ From Jeremiah Calnon, husband of Mary Andre, Julianne's sister, from Detroit to New Orleans 2/4/1864.

@ From C.B. White, surgeon, US Army, 2/23/1865.

@ From John Coughlin (2 ALS), US Army 2/17/1865, 9/13/1865.

Box: 3 Fold: 41 Ord, James Placidus - Correspondence Received
Datespan: 3/28/1868-4/17/1873

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS received by J. Placidus. Includes -

@ From Gen. Charles Henry Smith, 11/6/1869.

@ From John Coughlin, 4/17/1873.

Box: 3 Fold: 42 Ord, James Placidus - Official Orders
Datespan: 4/10/1864-7/20/1876

DESCRIPTION: Contains official orders received by James Placidus during military service. Includes final announcement signed by Lieut. George H. Cooke, of the death of James Placidus Ord.

Box: 3 Fold: 43 Ord, James Placidus - Obituary
Date: 7/15/1876

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 cc. of reprint of an obituary for J. Placidus. Provides detailed report of the circumstances of his accidental death involving a runaway horse and carriage.

Box: 3 Fold: 44 Ord, John Stephen to James Ord
Date: 5/8/1854

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from John Stephen Ord, brother of Gen. Edward O.C. Ord and James Placidus Ord, to their father James Ord. Addressed from Monterey to Washington, DC. Bears news of the death of Maria Louisa Pogue, first wife of Pacificus Ord. The letter is written while John Stephen was a member of a surveying party on the West Coast led by Lieut. William Pettit Trowbridge.

@ A letter to sister Georgiana is also appended to the same.

Box: 3 Fold: 45 Ord, John Stephen to James Placidus Ord
Date: 9/26/1852-7/12/1852

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS written by John Stephen to his brother James Placidus.

@ Letter dated 9/26/1850 from Georgetown College to Detroit. Conveys family news: "Mother and Pa is well and so are Sissy [Georgiana] and I. Sissy is studying Spanish and so am I..." Also gives other news of relatives including Pacificus, his wife Maria Louisa, and her mother Mrs. Pogue.

@ Letter dated 6/3/1851 from Georgetown College: "Dear Brother - I have not received a letter from you in almost a century...Pa is at present with Sissy at Old Point [Comfort, Va.] recruiting her health which has been poorly since she has been here. She has been troubled with a bad cough." Other news is given of Edward O.C. Ord, then in Boston; and brief comments on the progress of John Stephen's studies.

@ Letter dated 7/12/1852 from Sault St. Marie. "Dear Placy - Julia [Julianne Andre Ord, wife of J. Placidus] has received your letter. She was very glad to to hear from you..." Brief note about Julianne and the children and some land business.

Box: 3 Fold: 46 Ord, Josephine to James Cresap Ord
Date: 2/16/1866

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Josephine Ord, daughter of James Placidus, to her brother James Cresap Ord. Written from Detroit. Conveys news of her activities and of the illness of her grandmother Clemence Fearson. Reference also to Peter Andre and wife Clarissa Starke.

Box: 3 Fold: 47 Ord, Mary Mercer Thompson to James Ord
Incomplete date: 8/24/?

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS probably from Mary Mercer Thompson Ord to her father-in-law James Ord. The letter is signed somewhat unclearly with the initials, "M.M.O." Addressed from Benicia, California.

Box: 3 Fold: 48 Ord, Pacificus to Edward Otho Cresap Ord
Dates: 4/3/1859; 9/19/1859

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS signed "P. Ord," most likely Pacificus, as he refers to James Placidus (cf. letter dated 4/3/1859 as quoted below); and to sending money to Mrs. Pogue, his mother-in-law who had gone with the two children of Pacificus to live in New York some time in 1856 (cf. letters from James Ord to James Placidus referring to this, Folders 2:45-46).

@ Letter of 4/3/1859 addressed from Sacramento to Fort Monroe, Va.: "...May good luck attend your efforts on behalf of brother Placy. You are a noble brother! and that's more than I can say for myself or anybody else can." Refers to California politics: "I like your comparison of Broderick [David Colbreth, California Democratic senator 1850-59] to a stump in the road. It's a fact. He does more harm than good for Cal." Gwin [William McKendree, California senator 1850-61) is stronger here now than he has been for years, though not strong enough to rule. He is loaded down with a set of hungry hangers-on without bread of their own or brains of their daddy's getting..."

@ Letter of 9/19/1859 from Sacramento to Old Point Comfort, Va.: "I enclose you a draft for $100 for Mrs. Pogue." Requests that Edward counsel Mrs. Pogue on her travel plans: "I hope you will give her the benefit of your counsel. If she should prefer to winter at some place near Old Point Comfort, I shall not object. The climate is not so cold as it is about [New] York and perhaps the society and manners of Va. may suit her better." Also refers to the death of Broderick in a duel with David S. Terry (chief justice of the California supreme court) on 9/16/1959. Gives family news: birth of a daughter to Georgiana - this was probably Louise Ord - and the marriage of their brother Robert Brent Ord.

@ Includes reply from Edward at Fort Monroe, Va., 10/20/1859.

Box: 3 Fold: 49 Ord, Pacificus to James Ord
Date: 12/15/1852

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Pacificus to his father. Addressed from Monterey. Forwarded by Georgiana with a note at head of letter. Contains primarily news from California: "[Lycurgus] and Robert are now on the Sacramento Ranch and doing well...It is probable that I may leave California and return to the Atlantic states, now that there is but little doubt what Louisa will receive a large portion from the estate of her uncle John McDonough. My first care will be to make you comfortable and if Ma should desire, she shall visit her neighbours in a carriage of her own..." (In fact, Maria Louisa Pogue lost her claim to the inheritance, 1854, cf. Folder 2:32.) Letter includes description of his children, particularly Joseph Pacificus.

Box: 3 Fold: 50 Ord, Placidus Andre to James Cresap Ord
Date: 2/11/1867

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from the child Placidus Andre to his older brother James Cresap Ord, both sons of James Placidus Ord and Julianne Andre. Written from Fort Smith, Ark. Refers to the proposed hanging of an Indian: "...there is an inden the gaurdhouse that will be hug the 28th of this month Pa has gone up to Father Smith to prepare this man for excution..."

Box: 3 Fold: 51 Ord, William Marcellus to Julianne C. Andre
Date: 6/1/1846

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from William Marcellus to Julianne. Addressed from Romeo, Michigan to Detroit. "My Dear Miss Julia, ever since I left Detroit I have felt most uncommonly queer...I dip my pen [in] the ink to write you a few lines the result of which is that the Romeo girls are not to be compared with the Detroit flirts. I suppose Placy has left for the Soe [Sault St. Marie?] before this. How did he depart in tears or smiles?..."

Box: 3 Fold: 52 Ord, William Marcellus to Edward Otho Cresap Ord
Date: 8/13/1854

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from William Marcellus to his brother Edward. Written from Monterey. [Top address portion of letter torn away.]

@"...Dear Edward - I recd. your kind letter by Capt. Baldwin [possibly Noyes Baldwin 1826-1893, US Army officer] this morning and was happy to learn your were enjoying life and its comforts." References to other family members including Mary Mercer Thompson (to be wed to Edward on 10/14/1854) and a cousin, Loxley Thistle.

Box: 3 Fold: 53 Ord, William Marcellus to John Stephen Ord
Dates: 11/29/1850; 9/19/1852

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from William Marcellus to his brother John Stephen Ord. Written from Natchez, Miss. to Washington, DC.

@ Letter of 11/29/1850. Gives general news of his travels in Natchez with cousin Loxley Thistle. Refers to plans to travel to Texas for a look. Advises John to pursue his studies seriously, "You must make a man of yourself and knowledge is all the requirement."

@ Letter of 9/19/1852. Brief reply apparently to a wish expressed by John to move to Natchez, being unhappy at Sault St. Marie, Michigan.

Box: 3 Fold: 54 Ord, William Marcellus to James Placidus Ord
Datespan: 2/11/1847-3/1/1848

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS written by William Marcellus to his brother James Placidus. 2 written in 1847 are addressed from the University of Notredame Dulac, Southbend, Indiana. The third letter of 1848 is from Sault St. Marie. All are addressed to J. Placidus in Dexter, Michigan. Contents concern William's studies as a bookkeeper; and his desire to leave Notredame; his proposal to become a painter; and references to relatives e.g., "Mrs. Coquillard" [possibly Caroline Andre, Julianne's sister], and Augustus King.



Box: 3 Fold: 55 Alexander, Vida Ord - Correspondence (Copy)
Date: 4/10/1963

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of typescript letter from Vida Ord Alexander to Col. Victor Baughman, Office of the Inspector General, Dept. of the Army. Encloses excerpts from the memoirs of John Quincy Adams (vol. VII edited by Charles Francis Adams, 1875), referring to the Christmas riot at the US Military Academy at West Point in 1826 and the subsequent court of inquiry appointed by Col. Sylvanus Thayer, superintendent of the academy.

Box: 4 Fold: 1 Ord, James - Deed
Date: 9/11/1851

DESCRIPTION: Contains a land deed drawn up and signed by James Ord for property owned at various times by himself and his sons James Placidus and Robert Brent.

Box: 4 Fold: 2 Ord, James Cresap - Awards
Dates: 1/21/1865; 4/2/1867

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 certificates of merit awarded to James Cresap Ord at Georgetown College in 1865 and 1867. Both bear a red wax seal with the "IHS" Jesuit insignia encircled by the words "Georgiopolitanum Collegium."

@ [Included by this cataloger is a xerox of a page from the Georgetown College catalog of 1865 showing James C. Ord of Michigan, as "Accesserunt" in the Second Class of Arithmetic.]

Box: 4 Fold: 3 Ord, Joseph Pacificus - Last Will and Testament
Datespan: 11/7/1912-2/14/1913

DESCRIPTION: Contains printed copy of the last will and testament of Joseph Pacificus Ord, son of Pacificus Ord and Maria Louisa Pogue.

Box: 4 Fold: 4 Document (Misc.) - Receipt
Datespan: 3/1/1865-3/16/1865

DESCRIPTION: Contains receipt card for a Mr. John Doyle for payments to J.E. Gross (?) and D.B. Taylor.

Box: 4 Fold: 5 Ord Genealogy - Family Register
Date of printing: 1894

DESCRIPTION: Contains printed book entitled, "Family Register of Gerret van Sweringen and Descendants compiled by a member of the family." (Second edition, printed for the compiler, Washington, 1894.) The inner flyleaf is autographed by "James Cresap Ord, Captain 25th Infantry, US Army, Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 1, 1895." Researchers are directed to pp.27-28 in the book as being pertinent to the Ord and Cresap families.

Box: 4 Fold: 6 Ord and Andre Family Genealogy
Date: 12/1/1936-8/25/1937

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed notes detailing the genealogical relationships between the Ord and Andre families. Drawn up by Vida Ord Alexander and Marie Louise Calnon. Includes a typed copy of a letter from Marie Louise Calnon to Mrs. Alexis Coquillard (8/25/1937).

@ Includes genealogical "tree" of the family of Pacificus Ord.

@ Some information provided on Thomas Cresap (1694-1790).

Box: 4 Fold: 7 Ord Family - Newsclippings
Datespan: c. 1865-1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains news article relating the events of the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865 when the latter drafted and presented terms of surrender at the Appomattox Court House, Va. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord is mentioned in the article as being among the attendant officers.

@ Also includes newsclippings about Edward Otho Cresap Ord IV, son of James Garesche Ord who was the son of Edward Otho Cresap Ord III, son of Edward Otho Cresap II, son of Gen. Edward O.C. Ord. Also Includes obituary for James Garesche Ord, father of Edward O.C. Ord IV.

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