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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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Private Frank T. Reinecky, D Troop, 7th U.S. Cavalry – Killed in Action


My men killed three bucks and I had one man killed and one wounded. –Lieutenant Tommy Tompkins On the morning of 29 December 1890, Frank T. Reinecky, a private in Captain Godfrey’s D Troop, was mounted with his troop on the … Continue reading

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1891 Annual Report of Major General Miles – Part 2


After detailing the cause of Indian disaffection at each of the reservations in Part 1 of his Annual Report, Major General Nelson A. Miles went on to discuss the origins of the Messiah “Delusion” and the ghost dance, and how … Continue reading

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