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  • Digs in Conn. neighborhood find artifacts of 1637 battle

    07/13/2010 11:17:16 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 32 replies
    AP via Columbus Dispatch ^ | July 12, 2010 | Stephanie Reitz
    MYSTIC, Conn. - Artifacts of a battle between an American Indian tribe and English settlers, a confrontation that helped shape early American history, have sat for years beneath manicured lawns and children's swing sets in a Connecticut neighborhood. A project to map the battlefields of the Pequot War is bringing those musket balls, gunflints and arrowheads into the sunlight for the first time in centuries. It's also giving researchers insight into the combatants and the land on which they fought, particularly the Mystic hilltop where at least 400 Pequot Indians died in a 1637 massacre by English settlers. Historians say...
  • Native American Governor wants to rename a battlefield - typical revisionism by ethnic minorities

    05/25/2007 4:30:11 PM PDT · by drzz · 89 replies · 1,601+ views
    Governor Darrell Flyingman of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma put things in realistic perspective when he arose to speak. He talked about the thousands of acres of land either ceded or stolen by hook and crook from the people of his nation over the years (in Oklahoma). He said, "I consider this to be a site of a massacre (Washita battlefield, OH) and not a battlefield as it is named and I will do everything within my power to see that the site is renamed as the Washita Massacre rather than Battlefield. Gov. Flyingman said that he felt...
  • COLONEL A. W. EVANS' CHRISTMAS DAY INDIAN FIGHT (1868)

    06/09/2006 11:42:38 AM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies · 1,075+ views
    Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 16, No. 3 ^ | September, 1938 | COLONEL A. W. EVANS
    Chronicles of Oklahoma Volume 16, No. 3 September, 1938 COLONEL A. W. EVANS' CHRISTMAS DAY INDIAN FIGHT (1868) Edited by C. C. Rister. Page 275 At the end of the Civil War the western border was in great turmoil. Such events as the Chivington massacre, "Kit" Carson's attack on the Comanche and Kiowa encamped on the Canadian, and the destruction of Indian property in Oklahoma by white invaders had greatly embittered the red men. Moreover, men released from the Union and Confederate armies now swarmed over the prairies seeking homes; and hunting parties, great and small, recklessly slaughtered the buffalo....
  • GENERAL WILLIAM BABCOCK HAZEN

    06/09/2006 11:36:28 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 1,377+ views
    Chronicles of Oklahoma Volume 20, No. 4 ^ | December, 1942 | Carolyn Thomas Foreman
    Chronicles of Oklahoma Volume 20, No. 4 December, 1942 GENERAL WILLIAM BABCOCK HAZEN by Carolyn Thomas Foreman. Page 322 Few army officers gave more varied and valuable service to Oklahoma than William Babcock Hazen, and yet there is no marker in the state to honor his memory. This early day hero, born in West Hartford, Vermont, September 27, 1830, the son of Stillman and Sophrona Fenno Hazen, was reared in Hiram, Ohio, where he met and became the friend of James A. Garfield, then president of Hiram Eclectic Institute. At the age of twenty-one Hazen received an appointment to the...
  • General Charles King, Originally Lt. Fifth Cavalry

    06/05/2006 12:43:17 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 865+ views
    Charles King.org ^ | Nathan Bender
    Lieutenant Charles King, Fifth Cavalry, General Charles King (1844-1933) was a soldier, novelist and historian. His military career began during the Civil War when, as a teenager, he served as a mounted orderly for the Iron Brigade under his father, Brigadier General Rufus King of the Wisconsin Volunteers. Appointed by President Abraham Lincoln to West Point, he graduated to receive his U.S. Army commission in 1866, just after the end of the Civil War. By 1871, he was a lieutenant in the 5th Cavalry, serving under General George Crook, with whom he saw active duty in Arizona and the Northern...
  • 'Give Me Eighty Men': Shattering the Myth of the Fetterman Massacre

    05/26/2006 1:40:44 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies · 3,107+ views
    Montana: The Magazine of Western History ^ | Autumn 2004 | Calitri, Shannon Smith
    Montana: The Magazine of Western History > Autumn 2004 'Give Me Eighty Men': Shattering the Myth of the Fetterman Massacre Calitri, Shannon Smith In 1866, near an isolated U.S. Army post in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, a well-organized coalition of Plains Indians executed an ambush that killed Captain William J. Fetterman and his entire detachment of eighty men. This spectacular victory for the Sioux and their allies would have gone down in history as the greatest defeat ever handed to the frontier army if George Armstrong Custer and his Seventh Cavalry had not ridden into immortality at the...
  • Battle of the Washita

    05/19/2006 11:15:56 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 751+ views
    Carbine & Lance, The Story of Old Fort Sill, ^ | 1937 | Colonel Wilbur S. Nye
    The following story is from the book, Carbine & Lance, The Story of Old Fort Sill, by Colonel W. S. Nye; Copyright © 1937 by the University of Oklahoma Press. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Early in November Custer's Seventh Cavalry was ready to march south against the hostile Indians. The Nineteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, not being fully mobilized, was ordered to join Custer later, at the junction of Wolf Creek and Beaver Creek, in the northern part of Indian Territory. This was where General Sully's recent expedition had turned back from its pursuit of the Cheyennes. General Sheridan...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Frederick W. Benteen - Aug. 18th, 2005

    08/17/2005 9:59:49 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 45 replies · 3,494+ views
    Wild West Magazine | June 2001 | Steven M. Leonard
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their...
  • INSIDE FORT LANE Archaeological study finds fragments of site history

    07/17/2005 9:55:13 AM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 6 replies · 502+ views
    Medford Mail Tribune ^ | July 17, 2005 | PARIS ACHEN
    The little pioneer cabin on a terrace overlooking the Rogue River had been torched in 1853 by American Indians. The only evidence of its existence until last week was a letter written in December 1853 by a U.S. Army officer reporting to his superior about the construction of Fort Lane northwest of Central Point. A group of anthropology students from Southern Oregon University and volunteers from the Southern Oregon Historical Society found the cabin’s remains July 5 during a nine-day archaeological dig that ended Friday. The group, headed by Mark Tveskov, SOU associate professor of anthropology, expected to find the...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Campaign to Capture Geronimo (Jul - Sep, 1886) - June, 13th, 2005

    06/12/2005 10:08:19 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 62 replies · 1,700+ views
    Wild West Magazine | October 1999 | Louis Kraft
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Index

    01/08/2005 4:15:04 PM PST · by PAR35 · 31 replies · 5,086+ views
    Below is an index of Foxhole threads going back to December, 2002. The index is in three parts. First is an index sorted by chronologically by Era. Second is an index sorted by type. This one is particularly useful in finding biographical sketches and information about armor. The third (to be posted later) is a supplementation of the other two. Scroll down to find the most recent information. Thanks to Snippy, SAMWolf and other contributors who make the Foxhole worth reading.
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Major General George Armstrong Custer - Jan. 10th, 2005

    01/09/2005 10:37:06 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 81 replies · 7,899+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their...
  • Indian Country: America's military faces the most thankless task in the history of warfare.

    09/24/2004 9:25:15 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 11 replies · 623+ views
    The Wall Street Journal Opinion Journal ^ | September 25, 2004 | Robert D. Kaplan
    An overlooked truth about the war on terrorism, and the war in Iraq in particular, is that they both arrived too soon for the American military: before it had adequately transformed itself from a dinosaurian, Industrial Age beast to a light and lethal instrument skilled in guerrilla warfare, attuned to the local environment in the way of the 19th-century Apaches. My mention of the Apaches is deliberate. For in a world where mass infantry invasions are becoming politically and diplomatically prohibitive — even as dirty little struggles proliferate, featuring small clusters of combatants hiding out in Third World slums, deserts...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles William "Buffalo Bill" Cody - Aug. 2nd, 2004

    08/01/2004 10:45:00 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 135 replies · 2,666+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family...
  • A LOSING BATTLE

    03/27/2004 6:26:21 PM PST · by ApplegateRanch · 1 replies · 1,593+ views
    The Albuquerque Tribune. ^ | 3/26/04 | Ollie Reed Jr.
    When Lt. John W. Davidson led U.S. dragoons into rugged Cieneguilla, he also led the troops into a fight they could not win - and himself into the shadow of suspicion. PILAR - One-hundred-and-fifty years ago, when Pilar was called Cieneguilla, 60 U.S. dragoons rode into the mountains east of here looking for Jicarilla Apaches. It didn't take them long to locate their quarry. "Found ourselves at 8 o'clock a.m. in ambush surrounded by 400 Indians," Pvt. James A. Bennett of the dragoons noted in his journal entry for March 30, 1854. "Fought hard until 12 noon when we started...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Bear River Massacre (1/29/1863) - Jan 29th, 2004

    01/29/2004 12:01:15 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 142 replies · 1,637+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Grattan Massacre & Battle of Ash Hollow (1854 -1855) - Nov. 2nd, 2003

    11/02/2003 12:03:30 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 90 replies · 7,512+ views
    www.authorsden.com ^ | August 11, 2002 | Richard Jepperson
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Wounded Knee Massacre - 1890 - Mar. 13th, 2003

    03/13/2003 5:25:12 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 83 replies · 7,675+ views
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The 9th and 10th Cavalry - Feb. 21st, 2003

    02/21/2003 5:34:44 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 120 replies · 3,521+ views
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood...
  • "The Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876,"

    06/25/2002 9:28:24 AM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies · 3,360+ views
    Ibiscom ^ | 1997 | Unknown& G Michno
    Only Custer himself could have given a complete report of Custer's last stand, only those who fought with him could have described it. But all died on the field of battle." --The Custer Story: the Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife, Elizabeth The Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876 In late 1875, Sioux and Cheyenne Indians defiantly left their reservations, outraged over the continued intrusions of whites into their sacred lands in the Black Hills. They gathered in Montana with the great warrior Sitting Bull to fight for their lands. Two victories that spring...