Soldiers of the Old West

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Soldiers of the Old West

1809 – 1930?

All photos included here are in the Public Domain in the United States of America unless otherwise noted. Nothing in the way of enhancement has been done to these photographs they are as originally produced.

Officers of the 3rd Infantry Regiment and the 7th Cavalry in the field, taken near Fort Dodge, Kansas, possibly around October 1868 prior to the 7th Cavalry involvement in the Washita Campaign. Original is part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Officers of the 3rd Infantry Regiment and the 7th Cavalry in the field.
Taken near Fort Dodge, Kansas, possibly around October 1868,
prior to the 7th Cavalry involvement in the Washita Campaign.
The original photo is part of the Beinecke Rare Book
and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

 

References to the WEEKS append most photos. A few have no other entry anywhere else on Old West Daily Reader at this time. Additional information/photographs, etc. from readers are always welcome. So then, here are photographs of some of the more prominent soldiers of the Old West. As will all such groups, you will find the good, the bad and the very nasty, mixed in among the survivors and the victims…  (38 photos)

 

A. NO “A” entries at this time

 

B.

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Some 7th Cavalry Officers

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Benteen, Fredrick
Service 1861 – 1888
Captain – 7th Cavalry
see:
Wk. 26, 06/25/1876
Survived Little Bighorn
B. 1834  D. 1898

 

C.

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Canby, Edward
Major General
see:
Wk. 15, 04/11/1873
KilledModoc War

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Calhoun, James
General
No other entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cooke, Phillip St. George
Brevet Major General
Department of the Platte (1866-76)
B. 1809 – D. 1895

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Carr, Eugene Asa
Brevet Major General (CW)
Colonel – 5th Cavalry
Indian Wars
B. 1830 – D. 1910

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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