Category Archives: Professional Journal

Articles, speeches, etc., prepared by participants of Wounded Knee and published in professional journals.

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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Major Garlington’s History of the Seventh Regiment of Cavalry


Major Ernest A. Garlington wrote a history of the Seventh Cavalry Regiment that was published in 1896 along with historical sketches of other regiments across the Army.  Following is an extract from Garlington’s regimental history describing of the events surrounding … Continue reading

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Major Edward S. Godfrey on Cavalry Fire Discipline at Wounded Knee, 1896


In 1896, Major Edward S. Godfrey wrote an article for the Journal of Military Service Institution in which he described fire discipline and its connection to the training and control of soldiers in combat. He offers several vignettes from his … Continue reading

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