The Washita campaign and battle of the Washita
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Holograph history of the Washita campaign and the subsequent battle of the Washita describing the movement and actions of the US 7th Cavalry from 22 November to 2 December 1868. The account is very detailed. The exact date of the record's composition is uncertain. It may have been written a number of years after the event. Also included are some observations on Custer and his actions against some hostile Indians when Mathey first met him in 1867.
- Mathey, Edward Gustave (Person)
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Mathey participated as a member of the 17th Indiana Volunteers in the Civil War and retired from the US Army as a lieutenant colonel in 1904. He joined the 7th Cavalry under the command of George A. Custer (1839-1876) in 1867. During the Washita campaign against the Cheyenne Indians in 1868, Mathey held the rank of lieutenant and was in charge of that regiment's pack train.
1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
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Donated in 1978.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
A published version of this record appears in John H. Carroll, ed. "The battle of the Washita: the Washita campaign and the battle of the Washita."
- Register of the Washita campaign and battle of the Washita
- Patsy Shin Hernandez
- 2010 July 28
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.