Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars, 1861-1865, Volume 2

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State, 1893 - Dakota Indians
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[I] Historical sketches and rosters of Minnesota organizations in the Civil and Indian Wars. List and short record of general officers appointed from Minnesota, and of other Minnesota officers who were brevetted as general officers. List and short record of officers appointed from Minnesota in the Volunteer Staff Corps. List of appointments in the United States army from Minnesota, 1861-1870. List of officers and enlisted men promoted from Minnesota Volunteers to be commissioned officers in United States colored troops. The Indian War of 1862-1864, and following campaigns in Minnesota, by C.E. Flandrau. Roster of citizen soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian War of 1862, comp. by C.E. Flandrau -- II. Official reports and correspondence relating to the organization and services of Minnesota troops in the Civil and Indian Wars, 1861-1865.
 

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Page 317 - I marched them to a lake on the right, which proved to be salty. I then followed on after the cavalry. We passed one or more lakes that were alkaline. It was the experience of the ancient mariner: Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.
Page 440 - I have the honor to be, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant, NATHAN KIMBALL, Brigadier- General, Commanding.
Page 316 - July 25, 1863. CAPTAIN: I respectfully submit the following report of the part taken by the Seventh Regiment (eight companies) in the engagement with the Indians yesterday: Immediately after news was received of the presence of...
Page 204 - Their advance upon the sloping prairie in the bright sunlight was a very fine spectacle, and to such inexperienced soldiers as we all were, intensely exciting. "When within about one mile and a half of us the mass began to expand like a fan, and increase in the velocity of its approach, and continued this movement until within about double rifle shot, when it had covered our entire front. "Then the savages uttered a terrific yell, and came down upon us like the wind.
Page 2 - Excellency will please communicate to me the time at or about which your quota will be expected at its rendezvous, as it will be met as soon as practicable by an officer or officers to muster it into the service and pay of the United States.
Page 85 - McCook's brigade) encamped three fourths of a mile to the right, on the Robertsport road. Strong pickets were thrown out in the direction of the enemy, beyond where the Somerset and Mill Springs road comes into the main road from my camp to Mill Springs, and a picket of cavalry some distance in advance of the infantry. General Schoepf visited me on the day of my arrival, and, after consultation, I directed him to send to my camp Standards battery, the Twelfth Kentucky and the First and Second Tennessee...
Page 563 - I cannot speak too highly of the conduct of the officers and men under my command.
Page 289 - I desire to represent to you that the only distinction between the culprits is as to which of them murdered most people or violated most young girls. All of them are guilty of these things in more or less degree. The people of this State, most of whom had relations or connections thus...
Page 57 - ... soldiers but to swim, surrender, or die. With a devotion -worthy of the cause they were serving, officers and men, while quarter was being offered to such as would lay down their arms, stripped themselves of their swords and muskets and hurled them out into the river to prevent...
Page 289 - I hope the execution of every Sioux Indian condemned by the military court will be at once ordered. It would be wrong upon principle and policy to refuse this. Private revenge would on all this border take the place of official judgment on these Indians.

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