Category Archives: Officers

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

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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Captain Winfield Scott Edgerly, Commander, G Troop, 7th Cavalry


Several of these Indians were wounded, and I had my dressers care for the wounds dressing a child’s wound myself. Captain Winfield Scott Edgerly was forty-four years old at Wounded Knee. He joined the 7th cavalry two decades earlier after … Continue reading

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Brigadier General John Rutter Brooke and His Forgotten Campaign Report


The gallantry of officers and soldiers in the action at Wounded Knee is worthy of the highest praise. Women and children were killed and wounded, but this could not be avoided under the circumstances. By the fall of 1890 Brigadier … Continue reading

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