Tag Archives: John R. Brooke
Brigadier General John Rutter Brooke and His Forgotten Campaign Report
The gallantry of officers and soldiers in the action at Wounded Knee is worthy of the highest praise. Women and children were killed and wounded, but this could not be avoided under the circumstances. By the fall of 1890 Brigadier … Continue reading
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
Hunting for Big Foot, part 8: 30 December 1890.
Whatever the circumstances of that fight with Big Foot may be it must have had the effect of increasing the hostile element very largely. –Maj. Gen. N. A. Miles This day 125 years ago… General Miles finally departed Rapid City … Continue reading