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    The Terry Telegram, Second Day June 28, 1876. Hurriedly transcribed at the War Department telegraph office by Asst. Adj. Gen. R. C. Drum, this message was conveyed by him to the Commanding General, W. T. Sherman for endorsement. Col. Orlando M. Poe, Sherman's aide-de-camp, signed and forwarded it to Adjutant General E. D. Townsend. Continuing his initial report and description of the battle site and the dead, Brig. Gen. Alfred Terry describes the treatment of the wounded and their move to the mouth of the Little Bighorn where, as he hoped, steamboat Captain Grant Marsh was able to pilot the Far West to moorage. Richard C. Drum (1825-1909) would be Adjutant General of the Army from 1880 to 1889. Sherman's adc, Col. Poe (1832-1895), was a West Point graduate and an engineer who during the Civil War had been indispensable to the General during the Atlanta Campaign and the march to the sea.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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