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out giving an account of the
campaign of 1870 against the
northern Sioux and their allies from
i the south the Sioux and Cheyennes an
j I affair known as the Custer campaign
The catastrophe that overwhelmed the I
gallant General Custer and his bravo
command was an episode that will
live forever In Indian history
i In the summer of 1874 General Sher
idan sent two expeditions Into what
was known an the northern country
He sent General Custer with the Sev
enth cavalry from Fort Abraham Lin
coin to scout In the north and north
west of the Black Hills and to return
through the Black Hills back to his
post At the same time he sent Colo
nel Anson Mills from the department
of the Platte leaving the Union Pa
cHic railroad at Rawlins Wyo on an I
expedition to scout the Swectwatcr
country the Big Horn basin and Big
Horn mounttln country and to return
by way of the Powder river country
back to his department I was sent to
guide Colonel Anson Mills expedition
The two commands one under Custer
and one under Mills came within com
municating distance In eastern Wyom
ing on the Powder river the two com
mending officers and scouts meeting
nnd holding a consultation This coun
try was then comparatively unknown
except to the scouts hunters and trap
pers Mills marched from Rawlins to
Independence Rock on the Sweetwater
river where he made a supply camp
and left his wagons General Custer
continued on through the Black Hills
exploring It In every hole and corner
and then returned to Fort Abraham
Lincoln This meeting of the two
commanders was the last time I ever
saw the general It was on Custers
expedition through the Black Hills that
the old timers assertions of Its wealth
In gold were confirmed and practical
ly demonstrated Therefore although
the governments Intention was to keep
out Invaders of this section many of
the first being arrested by the mill
tary the efforts were a failure for
the rush became so great as to render
It Impracticable to arrest It This
brought about Irritation on the part of
the Indians During 75and 76 the
whole Dakota nation the most power
ful Indians and their allies listened
to the harangues of Sitting Bull and
other medicine men to prepare to go
on the warpath to gather their best
horses and secure all the ammunition
and long range rifles they could
General Sheridan In view of the
situation and the gathering of war
riors in the northwest commenced
massing the United States troops In
The scouts reported to General Ouster that
they had teen tepees
the different departments adjacent
General Alfred Terry who was In
command of the department of Dakota
and the station at Fort Snelllng was
to send the troops In his department
to Fort Abraham Lincoln to take the
field from there under the command
of General George A Custer General
John Gibbon who was In command of
the department of Montana was to
take command of the troops in his de
partment move down the Yellowstone
and form a junction with them Gen
eral George A Crook in command of
tho department of the Platte was or
dered to take the troops from his de
partment and proceed north by the
way of Fort Laramie Fort Fetterman
old Fort Itcno old Fort Phil KeatnyI I
This latter command was the one I
accompanied It might be mentioned
here that during the preparations cer
tutu scandals in the construction de
partment of the government both for
army and Indian supplies had attract
ed consnsiwisJ attention ao national I
3DtenII threatutac to Dnodre UonalJ J I
L taA I
SOMSC closely connected with the
powers existing The investigation
Washington to give testimony This
truth that it brought him into dls
favor and when he returned to his
post he found that the command of
the main expedition was taken from
him and that he was assigned to his
own regiment simply while General
Terry was ordered to take supreme
command To a soldier with his rec
ord to a man of his sensitiveness this
humiliation was deeply felt and no
doubt was one of the many causes
that warped his judgment at a time
when It was most needed General
Terry showed his sympathy and con
fidence in him after the Indian trail
was discovered when he ordered him
to take his regiment with ten days
rations ammunition and private
scouts along with Charlie Reynolds
Bloody Knife and others and take the
trail and follow It He struck the trail
and followed It at a rapid pace on the I
23d and 24th of July At this point
the trail left the Rosebud and headed
toward the Little Big Horn As the
march had been very rapid the horses
were tired and camp was made while
preparations to start by 2 oclock in
the morning to cross the divide which
separated the two streams was de
termined on
At 2 oclock the regiment was again
on the move with the scouts ahead
and by daylight they had crossed the
ridge The command was keeping in
the ravine or canyons out of sight and
moving as quietly as possible The
scouts in advance came back and re
ported to General Custer that they
had seen tepees or Indian lodges
which was true but as it afterward
turned out the tepees which the scouts
had seen were three or four tepees
that had been put up for smallpox pa
tients away from the main Indian vil
General Custer divided his command
into three parts taking five companies
himself Major Reno with five compa
ales and Colonel Btntcen with two
companies to bring up the rear with
the pack train Major Reno was or
dered to march straight on to the Lit
tle Big Horn while Custer would move
obliquely off to the right making a de I
tour of some seven or eight miles and
striking the Little Big Horn at whatI I
he supposed would be the lower end
of the Indian village while Reno was
to strike It from the upper end Cus
ter was to work up the river And Reno
down while Reno was to keep on com
ing down the river until he Joined with
Custer and Benteen was to follow up
with the pack train
As near as we know Reno struck the
Indians a little before Custer did and
of course he as well as Custer was
surprised at the Immenso size of the
village There were ten times more
Indians in this village than was Indl
cated by the Indian trail which they
had been following up the Rosebud It
is a fact that the Indians whom they
were following bad just at this point
and at this time joined the main band
of Indians in camp on the Little Big
Horn The principal chiefs among thel
Indians of course were Sitting Bull
Gall Crazy Horse Itam ln the Face
Little Big Man Grass and many others
At first the Indians were taken com
pletely by surprise for they were so
numerous that they had failed to keep
scouts out at the usual distance and
Ronos attack was the first that they
saw of the soldiers Reno instead of
charging held back when he saw the
Immense numbers in front bis heart
indeed failed him and abandoning
audacity which is the true motto of
the cavalryman though he failed to
recognize it at this time he dismount t
ed to fight on foot In his first charge
he was repulsed and as near as I
have been able to learn It was only n
weak one not on account of his offi
cers or men but It was the lack of
faith and confidence in himself that
took away the vim and dash that the a
charge should have had
Reno in looking over the situation
preferred defense in preference to at e
tack He recrossed the Little Big
Horn and took up a position on a bill
where be dllly dallied around until
the Indians taking courage at his ap
parent weakness made the fight on
him all the fiercer Most of the men s
that he lost were lost while crossing t
tho Little Big Horn In retreat so as to
get into the bluffs on the east side
Major Reno although having a good
civil war record through his inde
talon in the emergency on this oc
toslon seemed to have completely lost
toIdUrly Intelligence The Indiana U
was afterward learned were com t
pletely taken by surprise and the great
war chief Gall personally directed the t
attack on Reno and was making prep
arations to surround him on the hill
evidently unaware of Custers proxim
ity on the other side of the village
This shows what could have been done
had Reno charged onward and kept
this greatest of the war chiefs occu
pied instead of thus permitting him
to leave a few men to threaten Reno
while be concentrated his warriors on
the other side of the Tillage against
Cutter A messenger to Bcnteca front
Crater ordering blunt lcew o qu dc
ana bring the packs hnd caused that
gallant officer to hasten but overtnk
ing Reno who outranked him be was
ordered to join his demoralized forces
nnd was compelled to obey The lat
let thought that the two commands
combined which numbered 400 men
would soon take measures to got into
action But the appeals of such of
ficers as Bentccn Weir French mid
others to lead on were without avail
The last seen of Custer as he start
ed into the ever to be remembered bat
tie of the Little BIg Horn was when
he went over the ridge and waved his
hat in salute to the other commands
I Custer making a wide detour to fall
on the rear of the village or what he
thought was the rear immediately
struck a very strong band of Indians
led by Chief Gall I
They had crossed the river nt n point I
where they were concealed by n large
ravine and got on Custers flank and
so astute bad been Chief Galls ar I
rangements that be found himself at
tacked in front and on all sides Cus
ters first charge was successful until
he saw the immensity of the village
He saw tha It was a city Instead of a
village There being a high bill a half i
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They all died In the proper military
mile back from the Little Big Horn
Custer decided to take this as n stand
point He sounded the recall and tried
to make this bill lIe bad to turn his
back while doing so The Indians are
never so brave as when they get any
ones back to them On their retreat
to the hill half of his men were killed
The rest took up positions but the In
dians being so elated at killing so
many of his men from the Little Big
Horn up to the hill and the failure of
Reno to attract the Indians continual
ly coming down the Little Big Horn
almost all the fighting Indians concen
trated on Custer and fought him to
Fighting desperately to gain a point
higher up no doubt he was however
compelled to dismount hte men and
act on the defensive Unable to ad
vance or retreat and probably unwill
ing to do so he must have based his
actions on the diversion that the other
commands vould make Steadfastly
believing this from later Indian acv
counts they fought coolly hoping and
expecting for reenforcements which
never came but succeeded In keeping
up the fight for some time The In
dians well armed and in overwhelm
ing numbers circling and riding at
speed kept up a continuous and ef
fectlve fire while skirmishers and
marksmen crawled through the grass
picking off officers In the meanwhile
Reno was still lying on the hill al
though they could hear the reports of
firearms below and notwithstanding
that Benteen Weir French and others
continued their appeals and that the
echoing volleys cried for assistance he
remained there until all was silent the
Indians eventually killing Custer and
every one of his gallant baud Reno
was kept annoyed by the savages until
the arrival of General Terry and Gib
bons command while on the second
day the Indians set fire to the grasses
to cover their movements with smoke
and drew off Afterward a visit to the
battle scene told the story of Cusjorn
last battle showing that every one had
at least done his duty and though deI I
feated was not disgraced They all
died in the proper military formation
every officer nt his post and every nllllI I
In line Custers body was found nUll
although all the others were mutilated
or scalped his body seemed to baeI I
been untouched except by his death
wounds this being a tribute from the
savage foe to his courage and gallan
try His brother Captain Tom nnd
his brother in law Captain Calhoun
with a nephew were among the slain
making an unusual family uflllctlon
The bodies of all the officers were
found with the exception of Dr Lord
Lieutenants Porter Harrington and
Bturgtoa and some ten men The tat
ters fate has never been known
whether they were captured and tor
tured or whether their bodies bad been
thrown into the quicksands near the
bed of the Little Big Horn It Is not
clear the only certainty being that
they were dead Two hundred and
twelve bodies were burled on the bill
the losses to the regiment being In
two days 205 killed and 52 wounded 60
per cent of the command
Thousands of ladies suffer agonies every month
If you do stop and think Is it natural Emphatically
cally and positively NO Then make up your
mind to prevent or cure this needless suffering I
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i It Will Help YouIi
I suffered 9 years writes Mrs Sarah J Hos
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nearly cramp to death My back and side wouldE
nearly kill me with pain I tried everything to get
relief but failed and at last began to take Caroui
Now I can do my housework with ease and I give
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