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Captain Henry James Nowlan, Commander, I Troop 7th Cavalry—Gallant Service


Don’t fire, let them go, they are squaws…. Here come the bucks; give it to them! At the age of fifty-three–fifty-four according to British records–Captain Henry James Nowlan was the oldest of the 7th Cavalry officers, save that of Colonel … 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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First Lieutenant John Kinzie, Adjutant, 2nd Infantry – An Officer’s Account of Wounded Knee


I was hit early in the fight. The first published account of the battle at Wounded Knee from an officer present on the field came from an infantryman that had no official role in the battle and in all likelihood should … Continue reading

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