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Collection Reference Number GLC05201.020
From Archive Folder Letters of Army doctor under McCook, McKenzie & Miles re: Indian Wars 
Title Arthur Hartstuff to Alice and Mable Hartstuff reporting that the war commenced without warning
Date 31 December 1890
Author Hartsuff, Arthur (fl. 1870-1893)  
Recipient Hartstuff, Alice  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description re: Hartsuff reports that the war commenced almost without warning. Four companies of Infantry had already struck their tents and gotten ready to leave and another four were under orders to strike their tents when the fight broke upon them. Hartsuff reports that his hospital is full of the dead and dying, that upwards of one hundred Indian women and children have sought refuge at the Agency and that the hostiles are now less than twelve miles away.
Subjects American West  Military History  Health and Medical  Soldier's Letter  Westward Expansion  American Indian History  Military Camp  Hospital  Women's History  Children and Family  Injury or Wound  Death  
People Hartstuff, Arthur (fl. 1870-1893)  
Place written Pine Ridge Indian Agency, South Dakota
Theme Native Americans; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Wife  Daughter