Life and adventures of Captain William G. Felton, California Bill, 1886.

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Felton, William G. Life and adventures of Captain William G. Felton, California Bill, 1886.

Life and adventures of Captain William G. Felton, California Bill, 1886.

This handwritten manuscript was prepared by William G. Felton in 1886. In his reminiscences, Felton talks in detail about the following subjects: his time in the army, the Battle of Lewisburg, the siege of Vicksburg and his time at the Camp Ford Stockade Prison; his experiences in stage coaching in Wyoming and South Dakota, including an incident with the Dakota Indians, after which Felton was sent to Fort Laramie; the Battle of Little Bighorn; Crazy Horse's death at Camp Robinson; farming in California and Nevada; and mining in Colorado. Felton specifically talks about the following individuals: Buffalo Bill, Crazy Horse, George Crook, George Custer, Ulysses S. Grant, Henry Heth, Wild Bill Hickok, and Joseph Reynolds.

73 pages, 32 cm.

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