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Cheyenne Indians -- Wars, 1876

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Valentine McGillycuddy diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 139
Scope and Contents Materials contain handwritten record of McGillycuddy's duties as a surgeon with General George Crook during the Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition of 1876. They also include a description of the Battle of Slim Buttes on September 9, 1876, and the death of the Oglala chief, American Horse. The diary continues, beginning December 14, 1876, in the hand of McGillycuddy's wife, Fanny, and describes garrison life at Camp Robinson, Nebraska. Also contains a transcription of the diary. Dated from...
Dates: 1876-1877

Philip Henry Sheridan letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323294]
Identifier: MSS SC 2397
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters all written in May, June, and July of 1876 and sent from Chicago, Illinois. Six of the items were written to Wesley Merritt who was with the 9th cavalry and later commanded the 5th cavalry. Sheridan gives orders and suggestions relating to the campaign against the Indians.

Dates: 1876

Hugh Shick papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2463
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten notes, indexes, and bibliographies relating to George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876), the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, and the Seventh Calvary.

Dates: 1923-1971

United States Army 5th Calvary correspondence and orders

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230216977]
Identifier: MSS 1688
Scope and Contents Handwritten correspondence, handwritten and printed orders, and a handwritten campaign map. Also included are photocopies of handwritten correspondence apparently taken from a microfilm collection. The bulk of the materials were written in the summer and fall of 1876 during the campaigns against the Dakota and Cheyenne Indians. They document the activitiesand condition of the 5th Cavalry during these campaigns. Some letters also document that unit's activities in campaigning against the...
Dates: 1864-1881

With the Indian and the buffalo in Montana

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233290342]
Identifier: Vault MSS 498
Scope and Contents

Detailed handwritten account of his activities during the campaigns against the Cheyenne, Sioux, and Nez Perce tribes during the 1870s. His unit was the first on the scene of Custer's massacre on the Little Bighorn (1876), and he describes the battlefield in great depth, and also provides personal speculations on the specifics of the fight.

Dates: 1925