History and war record of John O. Stotts, Sergeant Co. G, 3rd Regt, U.S. Infantry.
Scope and Contents
Stotts relates his experiences joining the army at St. Louis in 1866 and traveling over the plains to Fort Lyon, Colo. He describes killing buffalo, an Indian village, Ft. Dodge and Buffalo Bill, Bent's Fort, flooding of Ft. Lyon and the construction of New Ft. Lyon, the Indian wars including comments on Custer and the death of Black Kettle.
- 1866 - 1868
- Stotts, John O. (Person)
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1 folder (44 pages on 23 leaves. Xerox copy of handwritten notebook.)
RH MS P155
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Loaned far xeroxing by Fred Stotts, Kansas City, Kansas, 1967.
- Bent's Fort (Colo.)
- Bison, American
- Black Kettle, -1868 (Cheyenne chief)
- Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917
- Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876
- Fort Dodge (Kan.)
- Fort Lyon (Colo.)
- Great Plains -- Description and travel
- Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1866-1895
- United States. Army -- Military life
- United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 3rd
- Guide to the John O. Stotts Collection
- History and war record of John O. Stotts, Sergeant Co. G, 3rd Regt, U.S. Infantry.
- kpz 6 March 1973 – rev. 2-1976 mg 2004
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John O. Stotts Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P155, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas