Category Archives: Officers

Officers that served at the battles of Wounded Knee or White Clay

First Lieutenant James DeFrees Mann, K Troop, 7th Cavalry


I ordered my men to fire and the reports were almost simultaneous. On December 28, 1890, First Lieutenant James D. Mann, K Troop 7th Cavalry, was left in charge of his battalion’s camp at the Wounded Knee Post Office while … Continue reading

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Flight of Big Foot’s Band: Lieutenant Colonel Edwin V. Sumner’s Report


I was not aware that Big Foot or his people were considered hostile, and am now at a loss to understand why they were so considered, every act of theirs being within my experience directly to the contrary, and reports … Continue reading

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Lieutenant James D. Mann’s “Incidents of the Wounded Knee Fight”


I thought, “The pity of it! What can they be thinking of?” I knew what must be the inevitable consequence to them with so many soldiers present. On 28 December 1890, First Lieutenant James D. Mann, K Troop 7th Cavalry, … Continue reading

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