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By Jesse W. Vaughn

ISBN-10: 0806135115

ISBN-13: 9780806135113

ISBN-10: 0806181834

ISBN-13: 9780806181837

In Indian Fights, J. W. Vaughn supplies precise bills of the battles, cautious descriptions of the battlefields, and engaging asides at the U.S. military officials and infantrymen serving within the West in the course of and after the Civil War.

Using a steel detector, Vaughn exposed cartridge circumstances, bullets, and different particles marking conflict events, permitting him to reconstruct many little-known battles intimately. He analyzed a couple of engagements that happened round Cheyenne Fork, Wyoming, a favored camping out position at the outdated Bozeman path, evaluating his findings with the mass of conflicting tales, govt files, newspaper debts, and different assets masking the battles.

New mild is shed at the Fetterman catastrophe, partially absolving Brevet Lieutenant Colonel William H. Fetterman of the blame many historians have put on him for disobeying orders. Vaughn additionally discusses a quite often forgotten engagement close to fortress C. F. Smith, battles close to citadel Laramie, the Rosebud crusade, and the aftermath of the defeat of common George Armstrong Custer on the conflict of the Little Bighorn.

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Colonel Carrington, who had no prior combat experience, was at fault in not keeping his men closed up. Lieutenant Grummond lost his head and joined Bingham without authority. However, the two detachments were able to overcome the effects of their blunders by hard fighting. As a result of the narrow escape of December 6, the rift between Carrington and his officers widened. Fetterman blamed hirn for remaining on the ridge instead of closing in on the Indians, In his official report, Fetterman claimed that Carrington had come down the north slope of Lodge Trail Ridge on the Bozeman Trail, which would have placed him one-half mile farther east of the action.

Sm. Exec. Doc. 13, and both recommended that the Bozeman Trail and its forts be abandoned since the Indians intended to remain at peace. While the meetings at Fort Laramie were in progress, Commissioner J. T. Kinney and an escort of 150 cavalrymen were fighting their way through these same bands of Indians along the Bozeman Trail on the way to Fort Phil Kearny. During the two-month period that Kinney sat as a commissioner at Fort Phil Kearny, none of the hostile Indians appeared at Fort Laramie.

It is difEcult to ascertain whether the encounter in which Fetterman and his command were killed was a planned offensive in keeping with the new policy or whether it was intended purely as a defensive gesture to protect the wood train which had been besieged by Indians. Regardless of the original plan, the movement at some point became offensive because an attack was launched against the Indians north of Lodge Trail Ridge and out of sight of the 28 A New Look at the Fetterman Disaster post, although the wagon corral had been relieved and was on its way to the pinery.

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