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Hoffman, William Edwin, 17, 462

Holden, Edward Singleton, 273,

276, 287, 462

Holmes, R., 260, 462

Holmes, Samuel Nelson, 374

Holt, Charles, 321, 329

Hopi Indians, 325, 325 n10, 379,

385, 399–400, 409, 418, 420 fn

Hopkins (sutler at Fort Wingate),


Horbach, Mrs. J.A., 15, 186

Horbach, Mary “Molly” (J.G.B.’s future wife), 15, 15 n2, 395

Horbach, Paul, 15, 318

Howard, E.A., 200, 497

Howard, James H., 261 n6

Howard, Oliver Otis, 72, 72 n12,

462–63, 505; opinions by Sherman, Crook and Bourke, 166,

166 n10

Howell, Willliam T., 67, 100, 463

Hualpai Indians (see also Indian

Scouts), 121, 121 n2, 123–24

Hualpai-Supai Indians, 122

Hudson River Railroad, 111

Hughes, William Burton, 66, 81

Hughes, William Neill, 374

Huggins, Eli Lundy, 187–88, 216,

216 n1, 218, 234, 242, 247,

266–67, 269, 271, 274, 463

Humpy Saw (Shoshone Indian),


Hunt, Justice (Court of Claims),

274, 294

Hunt, Mrs., 274, 292

Hunter, David D., 161, 463

Hunter, George King, 41, 463

Huntington, David Lowe, 103,


Hurley, Jack (Shoshone Indian),


Hyde, D.C., 360

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11. Belle Fourche to Fort Fetterman

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December 21st. Another snow storm last night: two inches on a level.

General Crook summoned the Indians to a council, at which all the principal chiefs of the Sioux, Cheyennes, and Arapahoe bands made their appearance. After dwelling upon the fact that our lack of forage for the animals prevented our continuing in the

field much longer and the non-return of our messengers from Red

Cloud Agency deprived him of any clue as to the whereabouts of the retreating Cheyennes, so that there was no use trying to do any more scouting for the present, the Commanding General went on to say:

“I understand they have been turning in their (the Indians’) horses and guns at the Agency. I don’t know by what authority. It was not by my order, but I don’t know whether it was by orders from

Washington or not.

[“]You are very lucky in having been out here with us, because if you had been at the Agency, you would have had to turn in your ponies; now, you have plenty.

[“]I want some of you to go on ahead pretty fast, as I want to send a letter through before the rest get in. Most of you have friends or

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6. Sojourn in the Mountains and a Visit to Denver

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hursday, August 29th. Bade farewell to our good friends, the

Stantons and started at 6 in the morning for Salt Lake, to take the train for the East. On the cars, fell into conversation with a gentleman from Arizona; his description of the overt progress made in that Territory amazed me greatly. He showed me a mining map [marking] the locations of the various ledges, mills &c. in what are known as the “Globe”, [“]Mineral” and “Pinal” districts.

I scouted all over that region in 1870-1-2-3, when it was the chosen haunt of the Apaches, who defied every effort of our Government to subdue them until General Crook was sent to take the field against them. How well his work was done, it is not necessary here to say, but for his important services, Crook was made Brigadier General in response to the demands of the whole Pacific Coast. It was with great interest that I listened to the account of the progress of a Territory which in my day was such a wild and hostile region.

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16. Camp Under Fire

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Camp Under Fire


he remains of Major Thornburgh and men [were] buried this morning, rather roughly, however, as at this time, the sharp rattle of musketry from our picket stations announced the approach of the enemy; positions were taken up without the loss of a moment, the long line of Infantry and dismounted cavalry commanding all the hills overlooking camp, producing a beautiful effect.

Being dismounted, I accompanied Col. Sumner’s command, climbing up one of the steepest acclivities and posting myself with Ferris’ and

Quinn’s men in a field of sage-brush. For a little while, the enemy was quite bold, coming up well within range and showing a disposition to make a determined fight. Fifteen of their warriors, mounted, had penetrated within less than 150 yards of where we were but as their presence was concealed by a couple of deep ravines they succeeded in escaping before we could fire a shot.

The Infantry rifles proved to be too powerful for the Utes who fell back like snow before the sun. Seeing that the game was ended

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