ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY
By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry
Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas
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Company B left the camp again July 13 and scouted along Owl Creek, Rattlesnake Hills, and south of Sweetwater. It struck a party of Indians July 19, killing one and capturing eight animals.
During 1875 the Indian marauders became bolder in their raids, sometimes coming near the military camps. First Sergeant Mitchell and a detachment of Company D discovered a party of savages near the company garden on July 1. After a spirited fight the hostiles were driven away, leaving two dead.
In the fall of 1875 the regiment went into winter quarters at the following stations:
Regimental Headquarters, Band, and Cos. B, E; Fort Sanders, Wyoming.
Co. A; Fort Fetterman, Wyoming.
Co. C; Fort Stambaugh, Wyoming.
Co. D; Fort Fred Steele, Wyoming.
Cos. F, G, H, L; Fort Ellis, Montana.
Cos. I, K; Fort Laramie, Wyoming.
Co. M; Camp Brown, Wyoming.