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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 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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