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    Thomas Tipton Thornburgh: West Point Cadet Graduation Photograph, June 17, 1867. Thornburgh (1843-1879) was assigned to the 2nd Artillery and served, among other posts, at Fort Riley, Kansas, alongside the 7th Cavalry. Though the 2nd included the Gatling Gun among its armaments, it famously did not see action during the Sioux Wars. In 1878 Thornburgh, now a major, transferred to the 4th Infantry in order to serve in the field. He saw one action too many and was killed at Milk River, Colorado, in 1879 during the White River campaign against the Utes.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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