Category Archives: Wounded Knee Investigation

Second Lieutenant Sedgwick Rice, E Troop, 7th Cavalry


One of these mounted squaws was armed and fired on our line, and one of the men said then “There is a buck.” And I said “No, it is a squaw, don’t shoot on her,” and he said “Well, by … Continue reading

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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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