2d Dragoons

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Area of Indian Wars with 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 1848-1883

Posted by on Oct 29, 2008 in Indian Wars 1866-1869 | 0 comments

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. This map shows the main area of the Indian Wars the 2d Regiment of Dragoons/2d Cavalry Regiment were involved in between 1848 and 1883, the majority of the forts in the area, and the main trails. The color key to the trails is in the lower left corner. Click on the map to enlarge it....

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FRONTIER DUTY

Posted by on Oct 29, 2008 in Indian Wars 1866-1869 | 0 comments

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. As a result of the unstable state of affairs in the West, the regiment received orders in October, 1865, to change station to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. It was then encamped at Monrovia Station, Maryland, following four years of active duty in the Civil War. Having received its...

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DEPARTMENT OF THE PLATTE

Posted by on Oct 28, 2008 in Indian Wars 1866-1869 | 0 comments

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. Hardly had the troops finished building the cantonments in Kansas when they were ordered by General Sherman to change station to the Department of the Platte. This area was commanded by the former colonel of the regiment, General Philip St. George Cook, with station at Fort Omaha,...

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FIGHT ON THE NORTH PLATTE RIVER

Posted by on Oct 27, 2008 in Indian Wars 1866-1869 | 0 comments

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. A small party of Indians ran off some stock from the vicinity of Fort Laramie in early October, 1866. Lieutenant Bingham, with a detachment from Company C, pursued them on October 3, recaptured the stock, and killed one Indian. Although after a much smaller party, this scouting...

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STARTING THE BOZEMAN TRAIL

Posted by on Oct 26, 2008 in Indian Wars 1866-1869 | 0 comments

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. In 1865 the United States Government wanted to build a wagon road east of the Big Horn Mountains into the mining districts of Montana and Idaho. The country through which this road was to pass was the hunting grounds of the Sioux and Cheyennes. Red Cloud, the chief of the Sioux,...

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VALLEY OF THE PENO – THE FETTERMAN MASSACRE

Posted by on Oct 25, 2008 in Indian Wars 1866-1869 | 3 comments

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. About eleven o’clock on the morning of December 21, 1866, the lookout on Sullivant Hills signaled that the wood train had been corralled about one and one-half miles from the post, and was attacked in force. A relief party of forty-nine men of the Eighteenth Infantry, and...

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