Tag Archives: Forsyth

Hunting for Big Foot, part 7: 29 December 1890.


I have a great many rumors of a fight with Big Foot’s party but nothing authentic. –Brig. Gen. J. R. Brooke This day 125 years ago… disarming Big Foot’s band led to bloody carnage.  (click to open Hunting for Big Foot … Continue reading

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Grabill’s Fighting 7th Officers in Color


Recently a cousin of mine, Amy Gigliotti, took up the hobby of colorizing old photographs. She kindly agreed to work on John C. H. Grabill’s photograph, “The Fighting 7th Officers.” After three weeks of diligence and painstaking detail, Amy graciously … 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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