Category Archives: Battlefields

Rosebud Battlefield

The Army campaign of 1876 was intended to move the Indian tribes of the northern plains onto reservations. Unwilling to go, the Indians had banded together into a force of about 1,500-2,000 warriors. The Army’s strategy involved an encirclement of … Continue reading

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Little Bighorn

On Saturday I realized that I had planned my visit to Little Bighorn Battlefield two days before the anniversary of the battle—which meant I would be there on the weekend closest to the anniversary. I figured there would be reenactments … Continue reading

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Fetterman Fight

Fort Phil Kearny needed wood for construction, cooking, and heat. Wood-cutting crews were frequently attacked by bands of Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians led by Red Cloud. Some estimates put the size of the Indian camp at 2,000 warriors plus … Continue reading

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Wagon Box Fight

After the Fetterman Fight on December 21, 1866, the Army made a few changes. For one, they stationed a company under Captain James W. Powell at a forward position to protect the wood cutters. For another, they armed the soldiers … Continue reading

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Battle of Le Linge

When our trip to Europe was in the planning stages Lindy mentioned that she’d like to take us to Strasbourg. I immediately checked to see if there was a chance for me to fulfill one of my long-time wishes—to visit … Continue reading

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Birkenkopf (Rubble Hill)

Lindy and Andrew were amazing tour guides. Our plane landed at 9:10. We connected with them about half an hour later. We made a quick stop at their apartment to drop off luggage, and by 11:15, we were out seeing … Continue reading

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Ludlow Massacre Memorial

In 1913, coal miners from southern Colorado went on strike. They formed a large tent colony near the town of Ludlow where they stayed with their wives and children. In early 1914, the Colorado National Guard and units made up … Continue reading

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Chattanooga — Day Three

Chris and I started the morning with some excellent donuts at Julie Darling Donuts. The plain glazed may have been the best I’ve ever had. From there we drove south into Georgia to the damp and nearly-empty Chickamauga National Battlefield. … Continue reading

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