Happy Birthday, Annie Oakley!

Written on: August 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Letter to William McKinley offering to raise a troop of 50 lady sharpshooters to fight the Spanish American War.  They would provide their own rifles and ammunition.  Unfortunately, women were not allowed to serve at that point in our history.

Annie Oakley letter to William McKinley

Letter to President William McKinley from Annie Oakley. April 5, 1898. National Archives Identifier 300369

One Response to “Happy Birthday, Annie Oakley!”

  1. Christopher Zarr said:

    Sent while living in my hometown of Nutley, NJ! Lived just a couple blocks away from where I grew up.

    (August 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm)