Chronological List of Engagements 33037 Page 2
Winners of the West
Vol XIV     No 8
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI
JULY, 1937
 
 

NOTE: THIS LIST COVERS ENGAGEMENTS JANUARY 22 TO DECEMBER 18, 1876

Chronological List of Engagements

Between The Regular Army of the United States and Various Tribes of Hostile Indians Especially During the Years 1838 to 1898 Inclusive. As Reported By The Various Department Commanders To The Office of the Adjutant General of the Army Washington, D.C.

List of these engagements have been appearing in the issues of "Winner of the West" beginning with the month of October, 1936, and will continue from month to month until all of such known engagements have been published, when it is intended to issue them in the form of a well bound book, handy for reference. Back monthly issues of "Winners of the West" can be supplied on application to the office of publication, 908 Edmond Street, St. Joseph, Mo.
 
1876 (Continued)
January 22 Cimarron River, 125 Miles east of Camp Supply, Ind. Ter. . Detachment of Tr. G, 5th U.S. Cav. Lieut. H.S. Bishop in command Indians killed, 3 
Indians captured, 4.
Captured 35 ponies and 2 mules
February 1 Near Chevlons Fork, Ariz. Detachment of Co. A. Indian Scouts. Capt. F.D. Ogilby, 8th U.S. Infty., in command. Indians killed, 4.
Indians captured, 6.
February 18 Carrizo Mountains, Texas. Detachment of Co. B, 25th U.S. Infty. Capt. Chas. Bentzoni in command.
February 22 to March 17 Fort Pease, trading post, Mont. Trs. F, G, H, and L, 2nd U.S. Cav.; Detachment of Co. C, 7th U.S. Infty. Maj. J.S. Brisbin, 2nd U.S. Cav., in command. Troops went from Ft. Ellis to the relief of the men at the trading post. Citizens killed, 6.
Citizens wounded, 8.
Citizens rescued, 19
March 5 Dry forks of Powder River, Wyo. Cos. C and I, 4th U.S. Infty., (Crook's Big Horn Expedition). Capt. E.M. Coates in command. Soldiers wounded, 1.
March 17 Crazy Horse's Camp on Little Powder River, Mont. Trs. A, B, E, I, and K, 2nd U.S. Cav.; Trs. A, D, E, F, and M, 3rd U.S. Cav., (Crook's Big Horn Expedition) Col J.J. Reynolds, 3rd U.S. Cav., in command. The village was a perfect magazine of ammunition, war material, and general supplies, and every evidence was found to prove these Indians in copartnership with those at the Red Cloud and Spotted Tail Agencies, that the proceeds of raids upon settlements had been taken into those agencies and supplies brought out in return. Soldiers killed, 4.
Lieut. W.C. Rawolle, 2nd U.S. Cav. Wounded
Soldiers wounded, 5.
Indian Lodges destroyed, 105.
May 27 - 28 Tonto Basin, Ariz. Detachment of Co. A, Indian Scouts. Guide E. Stanley in command. Indians killed, 16.
April ... Central Station, Texas. Detachment of Co. D, 25th U.S. Infty. Sergt. W. Smith in command. Citizens killed, 1.
April 10 San Jose Mountains, Ariz. Near Sonora line. Detachment of Tr. H, 6th U.S. Cav. Lieut. Austin Henely in command.
April 13 Near Fr. Sill, Ind. Ter. Detachment of Tr. I, 4th U.S. Cav. Lieut. O.W. Budd in command. Indians captured, 6.
April 28 Grace Creek, Nebr. Detachment of Co. A, 23rd U.S. Infty. Lieut. C. H. Heyl in command.  Soldiers killed, 1.
Indians killed, 1.
Indians wounded, 1.
June 9 Tongue River, Wyo. Trs. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, L, and M, 3rd U.S. Cav; Trs A, B, D, E, and I, 2nd U.S. Cav.; Cos D and F, 4th U.S. Infty; Cos. C, G, and H, 9th U.S. Infty. Lieut. Col. W. B. Royall, 3rd U.S. Cav., in command (Crook's Expedition). Soldiers wounded, 1.
June 17 Rose Bud River, Mont. Trs. A, B, D, E, and I, 2nd U.S. Cav.; Trs. A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I, L, and M, 3rd U.S. Cav.; Cos. D and F, 4th U.S. Infty.; Cos. C, G, and H, 9th U.S. Infty. Brig. Gen. Geo. Crook in command. Soldiers killed, 9.
Capt. G.V. Henry, 3rd U.S. Cav. wounded. 
Soldiers wounded, 20.
Indians killed, 11.
June 22 Elkhorn River, Nebr. Tr. K, 2nd U.S. Cav., Capt. James Egan in command. Indians killed, 1.
June 25 Little Big Horn River, Mont. Attack on Crazy Horse's and Sitting Bull's bands of Sioux Indians. Trs. C, E, F, I, and L, 7th U.S. Cav. Lieut. Col. G.A. Custer in command.  Officers killed, Lieut. Col. G.A. Custer; Capts. T.W. Custer, G.W. Yates, and M.W. Keogh; Lieuts. W.W. Cooke, A.E. Smith, James Calhoun, J.E. Potter, H.M. Harrington, J.G. Sturgis, and W.V.W. Rreiley, 7th U.S. Cav.; and Lieut. J.J. Crittendon, 20th U.S. Infty., and Asst. Surg. G.E. Lord.
Citizens killed, 4.
Soldiers killed, 189.
June 25 - 26 Little Big Horn River, Mont. Trs. A, B, D, G, H, K, and M, 7th U.S. Cav. Maj. M.A. Reno in command. Officers killed: Lieuts. Donald McIntosh, and B. H. Hodgson, and Actg. Asst. Surg. J.M. DeWolf. 
Soldiers killed, 46.
Citizens killed, 1.
Officers wounded: Capt. F.W. Benteen and Lieut. C.A. Varnum.
Soldiers wounded, 44.
July 7 Head of Tongue River, Mont. Detachments of Trs. A, B, D, and I, 2nd U.S. Cav. Lieut. F.W. Sibley in command. Indians wounded, 5.
July 17 Near Hat Creek or Indian Creek, Wyo. Trs. A, B, D, G, I, K, and M, 5th U.S. Cav. Col. Wesley Merritt in command. Intercepted a band of about 800 Indians and chased the entire band back to the Red Cloud Agency. Indians killed, 1.
Indians wounded, 1.
July 17 - 18 Near Hat Creek, Wyo. Detachment of Tr. K, 3rd U.S. Cav.
July 29 Mouth of Powder River, Mont. Cos. E, F, G, H, I, and K, 22nd U.S. Infty., Lieut. Col. E. S. Otis in command. Soldiers wounded, 1.
August 1 Red Canon, Mont. Co. K, 4th U.S. Infty. Capt. W.S. Collier in command.
August 2 Near Mouth of Rosebud River, Mont. Two companies of 7th U.S. Infty., and one company of 17th U.S. Infty., Maj. O.H. More, 6th U.S. Infty. In command. Soldiers killed, 1.
Indians killed, 1.
August 14 Near Ft. Buford, Dak. Steamer loaded with troops fired on by Indians. Troops returned the fire and the Indians fled. No casualties.
August 15 Red Rock Country, Ariz. Detachment of Tr. E, 6th U.S. Cav., and Indian Scouts. Capt. Chas. Porter, 8th U.S. Infty., in command. Soldiers wounded, 1.
Indians killed, 7.
Indians captured, 7.
August 23 Near mouth of Yellowstone River, Mont. Co. G, 6th U.S. Infty. Guard on steamers "Josephine" and "Benton." Lieut. Nelson Bronson in command. Soldiers killed, 1.
September 9 Slim Buttes, Dak. Surprise of "American Horse." Trs. A, B, D, E, and I, 2nd U.S. Cav.; Trs. A, B, C, D, E ,F, G, I, L, and M, 3rd U.S. Cav.; Trs A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, K, and M, 5th U.S. Cav.; Cos. D, F, and G, 4th U.S. Infty., Cos. C, G, and H, 9th U.S. Infty., Cos. B, C, F, and I, 14th U.S. Infty., Lieut. Col. E.A. Carr, 5th U.S. Cav., in command. Among the articles taken from the village were a guidon of the 7th Cavalry, a pair of gloves marked with the name of Col Keogh and other things which belonged to Custer's command. Soldiers killed, 3.
Lieut. A.H. Van Luettwitz, 3rd U.S. Cav. wounded.
Soldiers wounded, 13.
Captured village of 37 lodges, quantities of suppies, arms and ammunition, and about 175 ponies. 
Indians killed, 4.
"American Horse" was mortally wounded. 
Indians captured, 23.
September 14 Owl Creek, Belle Fourche River, Dak. Detachments of Trs. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, and K, 5th U.S. Cav. Maj. J.J. Upham in command. Soldiers killed, 1.
September 15 Florida Mountains, N.M. Tr. F, 9th U.S. Cav. Capt. Henry Carroll in command. Soldiers wounded, 1.
Indians killed, 1.
Captured 11 head of stock.
September 18 Caves east of Verde, Ariz. Detachment of Co. B, Indian Scouts. Guide Al Seiber in command. Indians killed, 5.
Indians captured, 13.
October 4 Tonto Basin, Ariz. Detachments of Co. E, 6th U.S. Cav., Indian Scouts. Capt. Chas. Porter, 8th U.S. Infty., in command. Indians killed, 8.
Indians captured, 2.
October 9 Eagle Springs, Texas. Citizens killed, 1.
October 10 Near mouth of Glendive Creek, Mont. Cos. H, G, and K, 22nd U.S. Infty., Co. C, 15th U.S. Infty. Capt. C.W. Miner, 22nd U.S. Infty., in command. Escort for 49 wagons. From 400 to 600 Indians attacked the night camp.
October 14 Chugwater, or Richard Creek, Wyo. Detachment of Tr. K, 2nd U.S. Cav. Capt James Egan in command. Soldiers killed, 1.
October 15 Clear Creek, Mont. Cos. G. H, and Detachments of Cos. I and K, 22nd U.S. Infty; Cos. C and G, 17th U.S. Infty. Lieut. Col. E.S. Otis, 22nd U.S. Infty., in command. Soldiers wounded, 3.
October 21 Big Dry River, or Cedar Creek, Mont. 5th U.S. Infty. Col. N.A. Miles in command. Soldiers wounded, 2.
Indians killed, 5.
October 23 Chadron Creek, near Camp Robinson, Nebr. Trs. B, D, E, F, I, and M, 4th U.S. Cav., Trs. H and L, 5th U.S. Cav.; and Indian Scouts. Col. R.S. Mackenzie in command. Indians captured, 400. Captured Red Cloud and Red Leaf's bands.
October 27 Big Dry River, Mont. Surrender of Sioux Indians. Col. N.A. Miles, 5th U.S. Infty., in command. Indians captured, 2000.
November 25 - 26 Bates Creek, near North Fork of Powder River, Wyo. Tr. K, 2nd U.S. Cav.; Trs. H and K, 3rd U.S. Cav.; Trs. B, D, E, F, I, and M, 4th U.S. Cav.; Trs. H and L, 5th U.S. Cav., Col. R.S. Mackenzie, 4th U.S. Cav., in command.  Lieut. J.A. McKinney, 4th U.S. Cav. killed.
Soldiers killed, 5.
Soldiers wounded, 25.
Indians killed, 25.
The Indian village of 173 lodges and all its contents was entirely destroyed. About 500 ponies were captured.
December 7 Bark Creek, Mont. Cos. G, H, and I, 5th U.S. Infty., Lieut. F.D. Baldwin in command.
December 18 Near head of Red Water Creek, Dak. Cos. G. H, and I, 5th U.S. Infty. Lieut. F.D. Baldwin in command.