Fort Assinniboine Telegrams Received 1881


Fort Assinniboine Telegrams Received, 1881

Fort Assinniboine Telegrams Received 1881

Fort Assinniboine Telegrams Received consists of "true copy" telegrams, duplicates of original transmissions that were mailed from the office of origin to Lt. Col. Henry M. Black, 18th United States Infantry and commanding officer of Fort Assinniboine during 1881. The telegrams address the movements of troops, disposition of supplies, court marital proceedings, and other routine military matters. Of particular interest are several messages dated in January 1881 concerning the movements of Sitting Bull and the army's failed attempt to capture his camp in the Milk River area. Other military movements against Canadian Crees, Piegans, and half-bloods are also discussed in the telegrams.

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Breck, Samuel, 1834-1918 (person)

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