Appendix B: Fort Gibbon Military Records, 1910-1911, at Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF) 


The Fort Gibbon (Tanana) Military Records consist of a ledger compiled between 1906 and 1911

at Fort Gibbon, located near Tanana, Alaska. The ledger records correspondence, reports, and

requests for materials and for authority for specific actions. Many of the entries include the date

of receipt of the item, name of the author, date and subject of the letter, and action taken.



[example entries extracted from this ledger]




Oct. 2, 1906 [first entry in this ledger]


May 1910 [many messages from Vancouver Barracks (Washington state)


and Dept. of the Columbia A.G. (Adjutant General)] [A.G. at Vancouver Barracks]


Sept 27, 1910, Capt. A. C. Knowles, Responsible Officer [Signal Corps Co. K]


Nov. 12, 1910 [Fort Gibbon, Alaska]


Commanding Officer forwards reports of 1st Lieut. Shork & Kingman


& 2nd. Lieut. Riley, 16th Infty, of hunting leave Oct. 19, 1910


Nov. 14, 1910 [Fort Gibbon, Alaska]


Surgeon reports death of Private Edgar Skaggs Company A 16th Inf.


from acute intestinal obstruction on Nov. 14th 1910


Nov. 16, 1910 [Fort Gibbon, Alaska]


Proceedings of Garrison Court Martial in case of Master Signal Electrician Edwin


Northstrom, Company K, Signal Corps / 11/19/10 copy to A.G. Dept. of the Columbia


Nov. 22, 1910 [Fort Gibbon, Alaska]


Surgeon requests authority under Par. 1477 A.R. [Army Regulations] to admit


to hospital Fred Mattfeldt civilian / 11/23/10 Back approved


Nov. 20, 1910, Fairbanks, Alaska, B/S [Bill of Sale] on one dog "Pete" at Salcha


Nov. 28, 1910, Fort Gibbon, Alaska, Adjutant furnishes result


of examination of N.C.O.'s of Co. L 16th Infty in subjects of Manual Of Guard Duty


Fort Seward, Alaska, Oct. 25, 1910


Adjutant 16th Infty encloses letter from Underwood Typewriter Co., Omaha Neb.,


re indebtedness of 1st Lieut. R. John West 16th Inf. for $57.50 and $82.50


Dec. 6, 1910, Fort Gibbon, Alaska, B/S [Bill of Sale] on station rowboat Delta


Nov. 9th 1910, Vancouver Barracks, Wash.,


Department of the Columbia furnishes official copy of letter from the


Adjutant General's office relative to the reduction of noncommissioned officers, etc.,


for the purpose of enabling them to obtain bonus of three months pay on reenlistment


Dec. 14th 1910, Fort Gibbon, Alaska,


Henry F. Ames, Pvt. Co. A 16 Inf. requests transfer to Signal Corps


12/14/10 To C.O. Co. K Signal Corps / 12/16/10 Back approved


Dec. 23rd 1910, Fort Gibbon, Alaska, Commanding Officer


forwards charges & specifications against Pvt. Irwin N. Tuber Co. L 16 Inf.



McAninch Family History NL v.XX n.3 / July 2012 / Frank McAninch, Editor / page 2012-35


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