Lawton in the West,
Huffman and Geronimo
told General Henry W. Lawton I would just as leave see my coffin as to
accompany him to interview Geronimo"....
From FACT AND FOLKLORE OF OWEN COUNTY, VOL I by
Dixie Kline Richardson, Spencer, Indiana, ?1976
visit to Louisville in 1898.
at the Galt House
(several articles). The Lawton's stayed here at
the Culbertson Mansion during that visit.
In the Philippines
Report of an expedition to the Province of
Laguna (Santa Cruz Expedition) April 8-17 1899, submitted by General Lawton
to Division headquarters in 1899. Note: this 125-page
typewritten report is primary source material and is a part of the
Culbertson Mansion Collection. This transcription is from General Lawton's own copy. It
includes appendices and Lawton's hand-written corrections and signature.
Rule, from Harper's Weekly, Sept 1899.
"Instead of finding a deserted town after the insurgents are driven out, the
non-combatants now stay and trust the Americans."
of General Lawton's Second Advance on San Isidro Harper's Weekly, December
23, 1899 "Late
that night General Lawton, after having been without food for thirty-six
hours...walked into his new headquarters at San Isidro"
General Lawton as Warrior, Statesman, and
Man - "Elegant Tributes from President Schurman of the Philippine
Commission, and the Rev. Peter MacQueen, A Hero whom the Nation Mourns" From
Leslie's Weekly, Jan 6, 1900. Although this was published a little
over two weeks after General Lawton's death, it contains much about Lawton's
character, style and work in the Philippines, and notes on his family life
as well. Many pictures!
"Henry W. Lawton, the Soldier & the Man"
(Harper's Weekly Jan 6, 1900). Includes substantial biography,
including an unusual account of Geronimo's capture that is none too
complimentary to General Crook, and many colorful stories about Lawton.
"Clad in a
faded, dirty fatigue-jacket, a greasy flannel shirt of gray, trousers so
soiled that the stripe down the leg was barely visible, broken boots, and a
disreputable sombrero that shaded the harsh features burned almost to
blackness, he was every inch a soldier and a man."
On the death of General
(Each contains extensive biographical notes)
FALLS IN BATTLE St. Louis Republic, December 20, 1899.
the death of General Lawton in the Philippines page
1 page2 FAMOUS
AMERICANS EULOGIZE LAWTON
The Funeral of General Henry W. Lawton in
Manila, December 30, 1899, as reported with photos in Harper's Weekly
Feb 17, 1900
ARRIVAL OF GEN. LAWTON'S BODY
in San Francisco, Feb 1, 1900, from Harper's Weekly,
photos, Feb 1, 1900
The Funeral of
in Washington DC, Feb 9 1900,
from Leslie's Weekly
Feb 24, 1900, with photos.
We cover General
Lawton's family in some detail on our "Little Colonel" web
site. General Lawton's
wife and children were the models for the "Walton" family in
Annie Fellows Johnston's Little Colonel series of novels for young people.
We especially recommend "Mrs.
Lawton at Home," an article from Harper's Bazar, April 28, 1900
that details the General's home life.
On a Monument to General Lawton
CONGRESS, 1st SESSION HR.6871 Jan
proposition for a State appropriation to build a monument to General Lawton at
Arlington has aroused the enthusiasm of Major Shaler."
Friday, January 5, 1905 By Louis Ludlow.
ABSENCE OF MONUMENT AT GRAVE OF GENERAL LAWTON IS "BURNING SHAME"
June 3, 1913
SEEKS SHAFT FOR
NEGLECTED GRAVE OF LAWTON, WAR IDOL
STAR August 17, 1913 By Louis Ludlow.
MONUMENT TO LAWTON.
Washington Post - Feb. 28, 1909
LAWTON'S GRAVE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS November 30, 1921.
The problems of suitably marking the General's gravesite at Arlington.
COMMISSION FOR LAWTON MEMORIAL
NEWS March 29, 1922. Monument commission, has announced that the
commission for General Lawton's monument has been awarded to Mrs. Myra R.
Richards, of Indianapolis.
Lawton's Grand March for Piano
or Organ, by Mary Corbin, 1900