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First Lieutenant Horatio Gates Sickel, Commander, E Troop, 7th Cavalry


…in remaining with a detachment of Troop “E”, 7th Cavalry, in a dangerous and difficult position in order to protect against possible mutilation the bodies of soldiers of his command already killed by the Indians…. –Colonel James W. Forsyth Two … Continue reading

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Captain Winfield Scott Edgerly, Commander, G Troop, 7th Cavalry


Several of these Indians were wounded, and I had my dressers care for the wounds dressing a child’s wound myself. Captain Winfield Scott Edgerly was forty-four years old at Wounded Knee. He joined the 7th cavalry two decades earlier after … Continue reading

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Setting the Record Straight Regarding ‘Remove the Stain Act’


The Honorable John F. Reed, ChairmanThe Honorable James M. Inhofe, Ranking MemberSenate Armed Services CommitteeU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Reed and Ranking Member Inhofe: I am writing you regarding S.1073 “Remove the Stain Act” to implore the Senate Armed … Continue reading

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