Category Archives: Wounded Knee Investigation

Investigation of Acts of Gallantry, Heroism, or Fortitude


The recommendations for brevets or for honorable mention for such field officers is, in the opinion of the department commander, an insult to the memory of the dead, as well as to the brave men living. –Major General Nelson A. … Continue reading

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Captain Charles Stillman Ilsley, Commander, E Troop and 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry


I might say, in the general rush of the bucks, it was impossible for the men to distinguish the bucks from the squaws. Captain Charles S. Ilsley, at fifty-three years of age, was the most senior and one of the two … Continue reading

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Map of Wounded Knee and Its Maker – Second Lieutenant Sydney Amos Cloman, 1st Infantry Regiment


As Major General Miles contemplated an investigation of Colonel Forsyth and the 7th Cavalry Regiment’s actions at Wounded Knee, he knew he needed a detailed map depicting the location of the troops, the Indian council and their village, and the … Continue reading

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