ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY
By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry
Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas
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During June, 1870, Company B left Fort Bridger and established Camp Stambaugh, named after Lieutenant Stambaugh, who was killed near there May 4. The post was built in a section constantly overrun by hostile Indians. The company remained here for the next three years, giving protection to the settlers through constant lookout for the savages, who were frequently met and driven away.
In April Company E left Omaha Barracks and went on outpost duty at Ogallala Station, Nebraska, on the Union Pacific Railroad. Leaving camp at midnight June 14, the company came upon a hastily abandoned Indian camp of a party of about 150, captured the contents, and pursued the Indians for thirty miles. On the North Platte River, on June 18, they had a lively skirmish in which one Indian was wounded.