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Old 03-05-2014, 03:47 AM   #403
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The 7th Cavalry Regiment is a United States Army Cavalry Regiment formed in 1866. Its official nickname is "Garryowen",after the Irish air "Garryowen" that was adopted as its march tune..Following its activation, the Seventh Cavalry Regiment patrolled the Western plains for raiding Native Americans and to protect the westward movement of pioneers. From 1866 to 1881, the regiment marched a total of 181,692 miles (292,342 km) across Kansas, Montana, and the Dakota Territories..The regiment was constituted on 28 July 1866 in the regular army as the 7th Cavalry. It was organized on 21 September 1866 at Fort Riley, Kansas as part of an expansion of the regular army following the demobilization of the wartime volunteer and draft forces.. From 1866 through 1871, the regiment was posted to Fort Riley and fought in the American Indian Wars..Typical of post-Civil War cavalry regiments, the 7th was organized as a 12-company regiment without formal battalion organization. However, battalions -renamed "squadrons" in 1883—did exist. Companies A–D were assigned to 1st Battalion; Companies E–H were assigned to 2nd Battalion; and Companies I–M (no company J in Regiment) were assigned to 3rd Battalion..Throughout this period, the cavalryman was armed with Colt Single Action Army .45 caliber revolvers and single-shot Springfield carbines, caliber .45–55 until 1892. He used one of the many variants of the McClellan saddle...

Sabres were issued but not carried on campaign..From here, the regiment carried out the historic reconnaissance of the Black Hills in 1874. This led to making the discovery of gold in the Black Hills public and starting a gold rush that precipitated the Great Sioux War of 1876–77. Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer was killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn on 25 June 1876 with 211 men of the 7th Cavalry. Although the Seventh is best known for its famous "last stand" made at the Little Bighorn, the Regiment also participated in lesser known battles, such as the capture of Chief Joseph's Nez Perce at the Battle of Bear Paw in 1877..
The regiment was attempting to disarm the Lakotas, which turned into the Wounded Knee Massacre on 29 December 1890, signaling the end of the American Indian Wars..From 1895 until 1899, the Regiment served in New Mexico (Fort Bayard) and Oklahoma (Ft. Sill), then overseas in Cuba (Camp Columbia) from 1899 to 1902.. An enlisted trooper with the Se7enth Cavalry, "B" Company, from May 1896 until March 1897 at Fort Grant Arizona Territory was author Edgar Rice Burroughs...

Originally Posted by lightgiver View Post Caucasian boy raised by the Cheyenne nation during the 19th century.. and is largely concerned with contrasting the lives of American pioneers and Native Americans throughout the progression of the boy's life...Soldier Blue inspired by events of the 1864 Sand Creek massacre in the Colorado Territory..The Battle of Washita River ( or Washita Massacre) occurred on November 27, 1868 when Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer’s 7th U.S. Cavalry attacked Black Kettle’s Southern Cheyenne camp on the Washita River (near Cheyenne, Oklahoma), part of a major winter encampment of numerous Native American tribal bands... later, of all the Gospels I learnt in seminary school, a verse from St. Paul stays with me. It is perhaps the strangest passage in the Bible, in which he writes: "Even now in Heaven there are Angles carrying savage weapons".. Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little. But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too Much + I'm an A-ngel-I kill firstborns while their mamas watch -I turn cities into salt-I even, when I feel like it, rip the souls from little girls, and from now till kingdom come, the O-nly thing you can count on in your existence is never understanding Y...

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