Tag Archives: 1891

Campaign Letters of Sergeant Michael Conners, D Troop, 7th Cavalry


I cannot describe in language the battle but bullets sang home sweet home around our ears, but I always said that Indian bullets were not made to kill me. During the course of the Pine Ridge campaign, Sergeant Michael Conners … 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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Hunting for Big Foot, part 9: 31 December 1890 – 1 January 1891


Big Foot cost us (62) sixty-two killed and wounded. –Brig. Gen. J. R. Brooke This day 125 years ago…  General Miles began the morning at Chadron, Nebraska, and ended that evening at the Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, still seeking answers for … Continue reading

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