LIFE IN FRONTIER POSTS

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. In the frontier posts the soldier found his time occupied by many duties. First of all he must be well drilled, then he must learn to be …

FIGHT AT PIEGAN CAMP

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. During the summer and Fall of 1869, numerous reports had been received by the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Montana of depredations on the settlements supposed to …

FIVE MEDALS OF HONOR

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. Several incursions of hostile Indians had occurred in the Wind River district of Wyoming during the spring of 1870. Company D under Captain David S. Gordon was …

CAMP STAMBAUGH

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. During June, 1870, Company B left Fort Bridger and established Camp Stambaugh, named after Lieutenant Stambaugh, who was killed near there May 4. The post was built …

WYOMING

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. Company I left Omaha Barracks, Nebraska, April 6, 1870, for summer duty at Medicine Bow Station, Wyoming, on the Union Pacific Railroad, total strength three officers and …

FIGHT AT PRYOR'S FORK

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. A column consisting of Companies F, G, H, and L, and four companies of the Seventh Infantry, all under Major Eugene M. Baker, Second Cavalry, was ordered …

WINTER QUARTERS

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. 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, …