Sergeant Haselwood and Mount


Sergeant Haselwood and Mount

Sergeant Alvin H. Haselwood, A Troop, 7th Cavalry, with his mount, likely at Fort Riley, Kansas, circa 1890. Haselwood died of pneumonia in the Fort Riley Post Hospital while recovering from wounds he received in battle at Wounded Knee. The photograph was provided courtesy of a great grand niece, Judy Roatcap-Haselwood.

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About Sam Russell

I am a fifth-generation Army officer with over twenty-eight years of commissioned service. I have been researching the frontier Army for over fifteen years and am interested in documenting the lives of the soldiers that participated in the battle of Wounded Knee using primarily official reports, diaries, letters, newspaper articles and other primary source documents. My interest in Wounded Knee stems from my kinship to one of the principal participants. I am the great-great-grandson of Samuel M. Whitside, who was a major and battalion commander at the battle. I welcome and encourage comments on posts and pages and am always interested in any new primary sources. If you have copies of letters, diaries, etc, from participants and are willing to share, please contact me. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog are strictly my own, and should in no way be construed as official Army or U.S. Government positons.
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