Happy Birthday, Annie Oakley!

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

2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Annie Oakley!

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

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