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    (4) LETTERS GEN. STANLEY TO GEN. THOMAS "YELLOWSTONE EXPEDITION" 1872 - Stanley, David S. General. Archive of (4) letters during the summer of 1872, "Camped near the Missouri River, Dakota Territory," excellent content by Union General, who during the Civil war commanded a division during battles of Corinth, Atlanta, Franklin and Nashville; letter is addressed to fellow Union General H. G. Thomas who commanded African American troops during the Battle of Petersburg; brief excerpts as follows: Camp Northern Pacific Rail Road crossing Missouri River D. T. (Dakota Territory) I am to proceed to Fort Rice and report to Col. Crittenden, Gen. Rosser and several of the Engineer party for the Yellowstone Expedition arrived today. Mr. Meigs also arrived and intends to make this his Headquarters as soon as the Telegraph line is in working order. The Yellowstone Expedition is to be composed of six companies of the 8th, 3 of the 17th, and 3 of the 22nd and two companies of Cavalry, they have about 200 wagons with them. These expeditions are for the benefit of the Northern Pacific Rail Road and also to test the temper of the Sioux Indians; An excellent correspondence between these two leading generals.

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