General Nelson A. Miles

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General Nelson A. Miles - THE LAST STRUGGLE -OF OF -OF OF THE THE. THE...
THE LAST STRUGGLE -OF OF -OF OF THE THE. THE THE. SIO Major-General Major General /Major-General Ov.tajor-General Ov.tajor Major-General Major General /Major-General Ov.tajor-General Ov.tajor Major-General Major General /Major-General Ov.tajor-General Ov.tajor Major-General Major General /Major-General Ov.tajor-General Ov.tajor Major-General Major General /Major-General Ov.tajor-General Ov.tajor Major-General Major General /Major-General Ov.tajor-General Ov.tajor Miles Tells the Story Of O/ O Of O/ O Of O/ O His Encounter With Witb J1'ilb J1ilb With Witb J1'ilb J1ilb With Witb J1'ilb J1ilb With Witb J1'ilb J1ilb lame Tame lame Tame Deer. Deer Deer. Deer NOTE TblJ paper will form a portion of a book about abou& abou about abou& abou about abou& abou to be published publiahed published publiahed by by' by by' General Geuea1 General Geuea1 Miles lUes Miles lUes entitled entllte entliled entitled entllte entliled entitled entllte entliled w EngUn'd EngUnd Engl"nd Englnd EDgnd EngUn'd EngUnd Engl"nd Englnd EDgnd EngUn'd EngUnd Engl"nd Englnd EDgnd EngUn'd EngUnd Engl"nd Englnd EDgnd EngUn'd EngUnd Engl"nd Englnd EDgnd to the th-e th e the th-e th e the th-e th e the th-e th e Golden Oulden Golden Oulden Oit The campaigns campall'Ils campallIls campaigns campall'Ils campallIls campaigns campall'Ils campallIls against the tile the tile combined tribes composing the Sioux or Dakota na tion Uon tion Uon had ha.d bad had ha.d bad had ha.d bad been prosecuted with such vigor and success .uccess uccess success .uccess uccess success .uccess uccess through thrcugh through thrcugh the latter half of 1873 187a 187d 1873 187a 187d 1873 187a 187d and the early eurly early eurly part of 1S77 Hi7 ltT7 1S77 Hi7 ltT7 1S77 Hi7 ltT7 that by spring Oft 1m 18 Oft 1m 18 Oft 1m 18 all except one band had been brought into complete and anti and anti final dual final dual subjection. subjection SUbjf.CtlOn. SUbjfCtlOn subction. subction subjection. subjection SUbjf.CtlOn. SUbjfCtlOn subction. subction subjection. subjection SUbjf.CtlOn. SUbjfCtlOn subction. subction subjection. subjection SUbjf.CtlOn. SUbjfCtlOn subction. subction subjection. subjection SUbjf.CtlOn. SUbjfCtlOn subction. subction subjection. subjection SUbjf.CtlOn. SUbjfCtlOn subction. subction Lame .Deer's Deers Deer's .Deer's Deers Deer's .Deer's Deers Deer's band was still stln still stln on the warpath and that doughty chief had boasted bOlsted boosted boasted bOlsted boosted boasted bOlsted boosted that no force strong .trong trong strong .trong trong strong .trong trong enough enough. enough enough. to beat him in battle could overtake cvertake overtake cvertake him or come near his camp in .In in .In his hia hi. hi his hia hi. hi his hia hi. hi his hia hi. hi own chcsen fastnesses. fastnesses fastnesses. fastnesses So while proper dispositions were being made of those thOle those thOle Indians Indlans Indians Indlans who had surrendered a command command was being equipped to teach leach teach leach Lame De r and his band that the white man could outd could outd approach .approa.ch approach .approa.ch his vlllagc-s. vlllagc s. vlUagE1 vlllags. vlllags vlllagc-s. vlllagc s. vlUagE1 vlllags. vlllags vlllagc-s. vlllagc s. vlUagE1 vlllags. vlllags vlllagc-s. vlllagc s. vlUagE1 vlllags. vlllags vlllagc-s. vlllagc s. vlUagE1 vlllags. vlllags vlllagc-s. vlllagc s. vlUagE1 vlllags. vlllags After Atter Mter After Atter Mter After Atter Mter their people had surrendered and a.nd and a.nd I confidence confidt&ce confidtce confidence confidt&ce confidtce confidence confidt&ce confidtce had been restored restQred. restQred restored restQred. restQred restored restQred. restQred it was explained explained to White Bull Butt Bull Butt or The 'rhe rhe The 'rhe rhe The 'rhe rhe Ice Brave Wolf Wol.f. Wolf Wol.f. Hump and .and and .and others who wbo who wbo acted acted. acted acted. MILES. MILES Mns. Mns MILES. MILES Mns. Mns MILES. MILES Mns. Mns MILES. MILES Mns. Mns .hostages hostages isostage. isostage .hostages hostages isostage. isostage .hostages hostages isostage. isostage .hostages hostages isostage. isostage at the cantonment now Fort Eeogh Keogh. Keogh Eeogh Keogh. Keogh Eeogh Keogh. Keogh that it was wa. wa was wa. wa was wa. wa very important that the only 0017 only 0017 hostile bo5tile hostile bo5tile camp left in the country should ihoolt should ihoolt be he be he brought in. in in. in They acquiesoed T fully fully. fully fully. end in fact seemed much incensed be be- be be- pi cause cauae cause cauae Lama Lame Lama Lame Peer Deer Peer Deer had staid out knowing that bis ide bis ide depredations would 03. 03 tea 03. 03 tea 03. 03 tea charged to their people people. people people. who were disposed disposej disposed disposej to remain remam remain remam "at at "at at peace. peace peace. peace When the command was ready ss to move- move move- move May 2 1S77 some of these men were ware were ware takes taken takes taken along as ai as ai guides guide. guide guides guide. guide guides guide. guide as they were WeU-acquainted WeU acquainted WeU-acquainted WeU acquainted WeU-acquainted WeU acquainted with the habit habits habit habits and haunts of tlwse times tlwse times -who who 'who -who who 'who -who who 'who were Btlll still Btlll still in hostility. hostility hosUlity. hosUlity hostility. hostility hosUlity. hosUlity hostility. hostility hosUlity. hosUlity hostility. hostility hosUlity. hosUlity UTJ troops of the Secbnd Becbnd Secbnd Becbnd cavilry cablry cavilry cablry had. had ba4 had. had ba4 had. had ba4 t pt to'repart torepart toreport to'repart torepart toreport to'repart torepart toreport tonne tG-m. tG m. tonne tG-m. tG m. tonne tG-m. tG m. tonne tG-m. tG m. With this thh this thh com- com corn- corn com- com corn- corn com- com corn- corn com- com corn- corn na tw cempanles of the Fifth infantry I fourof the Twenty-second Twenty second Twenty-cecond cecond Twenty-second Twenty second Twenty-cecond cecond Twenty-second Twenty second Twenty-cecond cecond Twenty-second Twenty second Twenty-cecond cecond Twenty-second Twenty second Twenty-cecond cecond infantry infanUy infantry infanUy started up t1p up t1p Tongue river Montana on tBth of May and after alter after alter a march of six. six six. six mBes. mBes miles. miles mBes. mBes miles. miles mBes. mBes miles. miles mBes. mBes miles. miles from the. the the. the Yellowstone" Yellowstone Yeliowstie'- Yeliowstie' Yeliowstie Yellowstone" Yellowstone Yeliowstie'- Yeliowstie' Yeliowstie Yellowstone" Yellowstone Yeliowstie'- Yeliowstie' Yeliowstie Yellowstone" Yellowstone Yeliowstie'- Yeliowstie' Yeliowstie Yellowstone" Yellowstone Yeliowstie'- Yeliowstie' Yeliowstie T i T i trail of isZ of isZ Lame Lamp Lame Lamp Deer's Deers Deera Deer's Deers Deera Deer's Deers Deera amp &inp inp amp &inp inp amp &inp inp where he had moved west toward the Rosebud Rosebud abou't about abodt abou't about abodt abou't about abodt the middle of April Foreseeing o'oreseeing ooreseeing Foreseeing o'oreseeing ooreseeing Foreseeing o'oreseeing ooreseeing that some of their men lIlen men lIlen would be watching watching cur command comma.nd. command comma.nd. we parsed pa'3sed pa3sed pased parsed pa'3sed pa3sed pased parsed pa'3sed pa3sed pased parsed pa'3sed pa3sed pased on as if apparently apparently not noticing noticl:1g noticl1g noticing noticl:1g noticl1g noticing noticl:1g noticl1g the trail or seeking their camp. camp camp. camp After a short march beyond the trail tral1' tral1 trail tral1' tral1 trail tral1' tral1 the command went weilt went weilt into camp apparently for the night on the Tongue river then after dark leaving our wagon train with an escort of three infantry companies we marshed marhoo marched marshed marhoo marched marshed marhoo marched directly west under cover of the darkness darkne5 darkness darkne5 with the balance balanceot balance balanceot of the command comm.a.nd command comm.a.nd straight Htralght straight Htralght across the -country country country. -country country country. -country country country. as it was possible to move a body of mounted troops. troops troops. troops Hiding in itt in itt a Pocket of the Mountain. Mountain Mountain. Mountain Although it rained during a part of the night v/e v e we v/e v e we v/e v e we v/e v e we marched as rapidly as possible In a country of of. of of. that broken character 'character character 'character a distance of or of or some thirty miles mites miles mites to a 'a a 'a high divide between the Rosebud and Big Horn Horn. Horn Horn. a spur of the Wolf mountains. mountains mountains. mountains Here Here' Here Here' we concealed ourselves outnelvea ourselves outnelvea In a pocket of the mountains. mountains mountains. mountains This Is a term used for describing describing a small park surrounded on all sides sldu sides sldu except the entrance by high bluffs lufs bluff. bluff bluffs lufs bluff. bluff bluffs lufs bluff. bluff bluffs lufs bluff. bluff or ridges. ridges ridges. ridges The scouts were then sent out and and. and and. carefully reconnoltering reconnoitering reconnoltering reconnoitering the country they found that the camp camp. camp camp. of Lame Deer Defor Deer Defor had passed only oniy only oniy a few days before. before before. before Both the white scouts scouts. scouts scouts. and the Indian performed pertorme4 performed pertorme4 their duties duUes duties duUes thoroughly and .and and .and from the top of a high peak they discovered the Indian India.n Indian India.n village villagEs village villagEs some fifteen flfteen fifteen flfteen miles In the distance distance. distance distance. Here we had an exhibition of the sharp etarp sharp etarp eyes of the Indians accustomed to hunting game. game g&.rue. grue genie. genie game. game g&.rue. grue genie. genie game. game g&.rue. grue genie. genie game. game g&.rue. grue genie. genie game. game g&.rue. grue genie. genie game. game g&.rue. grue genie. genie When Vhen When Vhen first seen the camp was not not' not not' recognized recognbed recognlaed recognized recognbed recognlaed recognized recognbed recognlaed by the white 'white white 'white men but the Indians Indians declared decla.red declared decla.red that they could see the smoke over th village. village village. village To me It looked lookw looked lookw like Uke like Uke mist of a white cloud cioud cloud cioud against the elds cids elds cids of the mountain until I examined it mqre mQ1'e mQ1e uiqce mqre mQ1'e mQ1e uiqce mqre mQ1'e mQ1e uiqce mqre mQ1'e mQ1e uiqce carefully refully zereful1y carefully refully zereful1y carefully refully zereful1y with ,1th 1th with ,1th 1th with ,1th 1th a field glass. glass glass. glass The Indians also .also also .also announced that they they' they. they they' they. they they' they. could' could could' could see ponies Onies ponies Onies grazing on the tho the tho bills. bills bills. bills This was "AS AS was "AS AS was "AS AS discovered to b correct by their ponipanlons companions ponipanlons companions but not not' not not' without using their field glasses. glasses glasses. glasses How to get to this camp was the next question. question questlon. questlon question. question questlon. questlon question. question questlon. questlon question. question questlon. questlon It was impossible to approach It during the day time time. time time. so 80 so 80 "tt tt ihe "tt tt ihe "tt tt ihe command -was was .was -was was .was -was was .was concealed until until. unUl until until. unUl until until. unUl night and then moved a short distance up -up up -up one ravine" ravine ravine" ravine and down another all the time keeping keeping' keeping keeping' tinder under tinder under cover goyer cover goyer of the hills bills hills bills In tn In tn a way not rot not rot to' to to' to be discovered. discovered d1&covered. d1covered. d1covered dlaeoyere& dlaeoyere discovered. discovered d1&covered. d1covered. d1covered dlaeoyere& dlaeoyere discovered. discovered d1&covered. d1covered. d1covered dlaeoyere& dlaeoyere discovered. discovered d1&covered. d1covered. d1covered dlaeoyere& dlaeoyere discovered. discovered d1&covered. d1covered. d1covered dlaeoyere& dlaeoyere discovered. discovered d1&covered. d1covered. d1covered dlaeoyere& dlaeoyere discovered. discovered d1&covered. d1covered. d1covered dlaeoyere& dlaeoyere Thus we approached appruached approached appruached a point within eight miles mllee miles mllee of 'of of 'of the village village. viUage village village. viUage village village. viUage where we remained niained remained niained until 1 o'clock oclock o'clock oclock U next Tfiornlng. Tfiornlng "D1ornln D1ornln uiornlng. uiornlng Tfiornlng. Tfiornlng "D1ornln D1ornln uiornlng. uiornlng Tfiornlng. Tfiornlng "D1ornln D1ornln uiornlng. uiornlng Tfiornlng. Tfiornlng "D1ornln D1ornln uiornlng. uiornlng Tfiornlng. Tfiornlng "D1ornln D1ornln uiornlng. uiornlng Tfiornlng. Tfiornlng "D1ornln D1ornln uiornlng. uiornlng Then we. we we. we started moving slowly to- to to- to the valley of the Rosebud Rbsebud Rosebud Rbsebud and then up that valley for tor for tor two or .three three .three three miles miles. miles miles. and at 4 o'clock oclock o'clock oclock a. a a. a 'in. in 'in. in May May' May May' 7th. 7th 7th. 7th and and. and and. just at the dawn of day we found ourselves ourseleS ourselves ourseleS .In In .In In close proximity- proximity pmximity proximity- proximity pmximity proximity- proximity pmximity 'to to 'to to the Indian hrlUage. hrlUage village. village hrlUage. hrlUage village. village hrlUage. hrlUage village. village hrlUage. hrlUage village. village During this thie this thie march as day was breaking and all aU all aU nature' nature nature' nature seemed so peaceful peacetu- peacetu peaceful. peaceful peacetu- peacetu peaceful. peaceful peacetu- peacetu peaceful. peaceful peacetu- peacetu peaceful. it ap peared peered peared peered very strange that a body of men JUeD men JUeD should be going loins going loins to such cueb such cueb a. a a. a desperate deeperte desperate deeperte encounter. encounter. At that time the .the the .the prairies prairI prairies prairI Were covered with rich rch rich rch green grass the the' the the' trees were tot 1ni tot 1ni full foliage the air was filled ftlled' ftlled filled ftlled' ftlled filled ftlled' ftlled with wru with wru -the the -the the fragrant odors 0d01" 0d01 odors 0d01" 0d01 odors 0d01" 0d01 of. of of. of beautiful beauUful beautiful beauUful wild flow- flow tflW flow. flow- flow tflW flow. flow- flow tflW flow. flow- flow tflW flow. er Sri er Sri and aJ1d and aJ1d tna tha the tna tha the tna tha the Wrds birds Wrds birds were wepe were wepe greeting the morn morn- morn morn- fag light with their thetr their thetr sweetest w.etest wetest sweetest w.etest wetest sweetest w.etest wetest melodies. melodies p.e1odJel pe1odJel melodies. melodies p.e1odJel pe1odJel melodies. melodies p.e1odJel pe1odJel melodies. melodies p.e1odJel pe1odJel If B -e e B -e e B -e e bad ba1 bad ba1 been going to 'some some tosom& tosom 'some some tosom& tosom 'some some tosom& tosom 'some some tosom& tosom peaceful festiV festi- festi festiV festi- festi festiV festi- festi be the be the scene s , s , could not have" have haYe have" have haYe have" have haYe been WxL been WxL more irere unable to ti Hewa thft-raftd.lpMa thft raftd.lpMa the-ra&Irace the ra&Irace raIrace thft-raftd.lpMa thft raftd.lpMa the-ra&Irace the ra&Irace raIrace thft-raftd.lpMa thft raftd.lpMa the-ra&Irace the ra&Irace raIrace thft-raftd.lpMa thft raftd.lpMa the-ra&Irace the ra&Irace raIrace thft-raftd.lpMa thft raftd.lpMa the-ra&Irace the ra&Irace raIrace thft-raftd.lpMa thft raftd.lpMa the-ra&Irace the ra&Irace raIrace thft-raftd.lpMa thft raftd.lpMa the-ra&Irace the ra&Irace raIrace t&at tat that t&at tat that t&at tat that the mounted o iMnTirrVT caM'a caMa iMnTirrVT caM'a caMa iMnTirrVT caM'a caMa -fousd fousd tound -fousd fousd tound -fousd fousd tound necessary nssar7 necessary nssar7 to take SIOuX. 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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 03 Nov 1895, Sun,
  3. Page 26

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  • General Nelson A. Miles

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