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Fetterman Massacre:

LETTER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, COMMUNICATING ...THE OFFICIAL REPORTS, PAPERS, AND OTHER FACTS IN RELATION TO THE CAUSES AND EXTENT OF THE LATE MASSACRE OF UNITED STATES TROOPS BY INDIANS AT FORT PHIL. KEARNY.

39th Cong., 2d Sess. SED15.: 1867 15pp, stitched, caption title [as issued]. Minor soil, Very Good. St. George Cooke reports on December 26, 1867, that "three (3) officers and ninety (90) men, cavalry and infantry, were massacred by Indians very near Fort Philip Kearny. Indians reported near three thousand, probable, from the completeness of the massacre ...Not a man was left alive." Another report concludes that, "We must act with vindictive earnestness against the Sioux, even to their extermination, men, women and children. Nothing less will reach the root of this cause." "Contains the first official information on the massacre in the form of Carrington's report by courier to Gen. Cooke at Fort Laramie, and his fervent appeal for 'reinforcements forthwith.' Also contains earlier reports, leading up to the affair, including several by Fetterman himself." Eberstadt. With "other reports by St. George Cooke, Sherman, and others." Decker. FIRST EDITION. 135 Eberstadt 964. 47 Decker 199. Not in Graff, Soliday.


Book Id: 12068

Price: $250.00

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