Category Archives: Casualties

Posts concerning soldiers that were casualties at the battles of Wounded Knee or White Clay

Corporal Charles H. Newell, B Troop, 7th Cavalry – Died of Wounds


Following the initial melee at Wounded Knee surrounding the council circle, many of the soldiers of B and K troops, the two units that formed a V around the Lakota men, lay dead or dying.  Correspondent Charles H. Cressey furiously wrote … Continue reading

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Father Francis M. J. Craft – Missionary Wounded in Battle


Just as the tree can be traced from its smallest branches to its root, just so all this Indian trouble can be traced through all its phases to its true cause, starvation, abject misery, and despair, the cause of which is … Continue reading

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Private Jan De Vreede, C Troop, 7th Cavalry – Killed in Action


Private Jan DeVreede, a thirty-two-year-old Belgium immigrant, was the only soldier from Captain Henry Jackson’s C Troop that was killed at Wounded Knee.  By December 1890 he had over four years experience with the unit and the regiment.  Like many … Continue reading

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