Tag Archives: Pine Ridge Campaign

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

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Captain Joseph Henry Hurst and Lieutenant Harry Clay Hale, 12th Infantry – Courage, Fortitude, Good Judgment, and Tact


The statement of the services immediately performed by Capt. Hurst and Lieut. Hale carries with it so evident a suggestion of every meritorious conduct on their part that special remark thereof would seem superfluous. –Brigadier General Thomas H. Ruger Second … Continue reading

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Henry’s Brunettes


Occasionally, a historical photograph surfaces from an old trunk in an attic that piques the interest of historians and enthusiasts alike.  Such was the case this month when a picture of ten non-commissioned officers of Troop G, 9th Cavalry, came … Continue reading

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