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    Copy of Telegram from Gen. Sheridan at Fort Laramie to Gen. Terry via Assistant Adjutant General Ruggles, Dept. of Dakota, Received at St. Paul, November 3, 1876 "Gen. Crook has just come in from his camp at Custer City . . ." Crook and his command have survived the "starvation march" and as soon as the horses have recuperated will resume operations. The starvation march, sometimes called the "horsemeat march," describes the hardships faced by the thousand or so soldiers led by Gen. Crook into the Black Hills of the Dakotas on the (mostly cold) trail of the Sioux during the late summer of 1876. Many of the troopers survived by killing and eating their own emaciated horses and mules.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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