History and war record of John O. Stotts, Sergeant Co. G, 3rd Regt, U.S. Infantry
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 and witnessing a Native American killing a bison; an encounter with members of a Native American village near [Zara?], Colorado; Fort Dodge and Buffalo Bill; Bent's Fort and the Bent family; flooding of Fort Lyon and the construction of New Fort Lyon; and the wars with Native American tribes, including comments on Satanta (Set-Tainte, the Kiowa chief) and General George Custer and the death of Black Kettle, a chief of the Cheyenne.
- Creation: 1866 - 1868
- Stotts, John O. (Person)
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1 folder : 44 pages on 23 leaves. Photocopy of handwritten notebook.
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RH MS P155
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Loaned for copying by Fred Stotts, Kansas City, Kansas, 1967.
- Guide to the John O. Stotts Collection
- History and war record of John O. Stotts, Sergeant Co. G, 3rd Regt, U.S. Infantry
- Finding aid prepared by kpz, 6 March 1973; revised 2-1976. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021, 2023.
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John O. Stotts Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P155, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas