The March of the Mounted Riflemen

The March of the Mounted Riflemen

He occupied the place during the summer and was relieved by companies G and I of the Mounted Riflemen under Brevet - major Charles F. Ruff on october 28 , 1848. Ruff proceeded to build winter quarters under the severest of handicaps ...

Author: Raymond W. Settle

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803291965

Category: History

Page: 378

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It was an awesome sight, that regiment of Mounted Riflemen slowly marching up the Oregon Trail, already crowded with gold seekers and their animals in 1849. In May of that year five companies of men and 171 supply wagons started from Fort Leavenworth on a five-month, two-thousand-mile march that would take them to Fort Vancouver. After distinguished service in the Mexican War, the rifle regiment had mustered out and then reorganized for the purpose of establishing and garrisoning forts along the Oregon Trail. The March of the Mounted Riflemen, first published in 1940, is important as the only complete record of one of the longest marches ever made. Most of the book is devoted to the journal of the quartermaster, Major Osborne Cross, which describes the experience of recruits unprepared for such an undertaking. There were numerous desertions among the soldiers and teamsters, who were faced with a cholera epidemic and the heavy loss of horses and mules in poor grazing country, but for those who finally crossed the Cascades there was pleasure in spectacular scenery and interest in dealing with friendly Indians. Included is the journal of George Gibbs, a civilian artist and naturalist who accompanied the marchers, and a report by Colonel William Wing Loring, the commanding officer Together, these primary documents offer valuable information about the Oregon Trail and the great emigration of 1849.
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The Cayuse Indians

The Cayuse Indians

A fine Regiment of troops [ the Mounted Riflemen ] , commanded by officers who have distinguished themselves in the service of their country , are en route for Oregon , and may be expected to arrive by the middle of September .

Author: Robert H. Ruby

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806137002

Category: History

Page: 414

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In this book, Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown tell the story of the Cayuse people, from their early years through the nineteenth century, when the tribe was forced to move to a reservation. First published in 1972, this expanded edition is published in 2005 in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the treaty between the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Confederated Tribes and the U.S. government on June 9, 1855, as well as the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark’s visit to the tribal homeland in 1805 and 1806. Volume 120 in The Civilization of the American Indian Series
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Native American Mounted Rifleman 1861 65

Native American Mounted Rifleman 1861   65

fought at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, in March 1862. Like white militia units Indian soldiers ... One Indian regiment at Pea Ridge – the Cherokee Drew's Mounted Rifles – fell into that category. They fought tentatively on the first day of the ...

Author: Mark Lardas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782000631

Category: History

Page: 64

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Before the American Civil War most Native Americans or Indians lived in an area of the South known as the Five Civilized Nations. At the war's outbreak many of these Indians enlisted in the Confederate and Union armies, and were organized into regiments of mounted riflemen. They were motivated to protect their land and way of life, often fighting against their fellow Indians from other Tribes. This book explores these fascinating warriors, and their controversial actions in battles, such as Pea Ridge and Bird Creek, using contemporary sources to detail not only their battle experience but also their beliefs and views of the war.
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Early Midwestern Travel Narratives

Early Midwestern Travel Narratives

A Report in the Form of a Journal ... of the March of the Regiment of Mounted Rifleman to Oregon , from May 10 to ... 736.55 Two accounts of the Cross expedition of mounted riflemen sent from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Vancouver in 1849 ...

Author: Robert Rogers Hubach

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814328091

Category: History

Page: 149

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First published in 1961, Early Midwestern Travel Narratives records and describes first-person records of journeys in the frontier and early settlement periods which survive in both manuscript and print. Geographically, it deals with the states once part of the Old Northwest Territory-Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota-and with Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. Robert Hubach arranged the narratives in chronological order and makes the distinction among diaries (private records, with contemporaneously dated entries), journals (non-private records with contemporaneously dated entries), and "accounts," which are of more literary, descriptive nature. Early Midwestern Travel Narratives remains to this day a unique comprehensive work that fills a long existing need for a bibliography, summary, and interpretation of these early Midwestern travel narratives.
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The Twelve Months Volunteer

The Twelve Months Volunteer

A Description of Texas and Mexico, as Seen on the March; I George C. Furber. 556 SURRENDER OF VERA CRUZ . batteries and trenches were still ... Wounded - W . B. Lane and Edward Harris , Sergeants , company D , mounted riflemen , March ...

Author: George C. Furber

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ISBN: IND:32000006444121

Category: Mexican War, 1846-1848

Page: 624

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Categories: Mexican War, 1846-1848

Official War History Of The Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment 1914 1919 Illustrated Edition

Official War History Of The Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment 1914 1919  Illustrated Edition

On 9th February the Wellington Mounted Rifles commenced to march to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christendom, thirty-five miles distant, to occupy a position on the right of the British line facing the enemy left near El Muntar, ...

Author: Major A H Wilkie

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781782892489

Category: History

Page: 285

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Illustrated with over 40 photos and 10 maps “Official history of a NZ Regiment which saw service in the Middle East in the Great War. The Regiment was established in 1911, but this book deals solely with its WWI services - Egypt, Gallipoli and Palestine (Gaza, Beersheba, Jerusalem, Jordan). The narrative is clear and informative, with plenty of detail and with many individuals mentioned by name (especially casualties). Apps: Roll of Honour (KIA and WIA, Gallipoli and Palestine), H & A, List of COs.—N&M Print Version
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The Twelve Months Volunteer

The Twelve Months Volunteer

Wounded — W. B. Lane and Edward Harris, Sergeants, company D, mounted riflemen, March 24th, severely; JohnTeluna, ... slightly; Henry Niell. slightly, and Thomas Weller, severely, privates, company B, mounted riflemen, March 11th; ...

Author: C. Furber George C. Furber

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 9781429020978

Category: History

Page: 648

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U S Army Recruiting News

U S  Army Recruiting News

Date of Issue March 15 October 15 July 15 June 1 December 15 February 1 February 1 April 15 February 15 May 15 March 15 ... DEML , RS March of the Mounted Riflemen , The March of the Mounted Riflemen , The March of the Mounted Riflemen ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112099969039

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U S Army Recruiting News

U S  Army Recruiting News

INDEX TO RECRUITING NEWS , 1925 Date of Issue March 1 January 1 November 15 December 1 October 15 January 15 February 15 ... DEML , RS March of the Mounted Riflemen , The March of the Mounted Riflemen , The March of the Mounted Riflemen ...

Author: United States. Adjutant-General's Office

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105127377021

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