United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 3rd
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Stotts relates his experiences joining the army at St. Louis in 1866 and traveling over the Great Plains to Fort Lyon, Colorado. He describes killing buffalo, a Native American village, Fort Dodge and Buffalo Bill, Bent's Fort, flooding of Fort Lyon and the construction of New Fort Lyon, and the wars with Native American tribes, including comments on General Goerge Custer and the death of Black Kettle, a chief of the Cheyenne.