By Charles M. Robinson III
John Gregory Bourke stored a huge set of diaries as aide-de-camp to Brigadier normal George criminal. This 3rd quantity (of a projected set of 8) starts in 1878 with a dialogue of the Bannock rebellion and a retrospective on loopy Horse, whose loss of life Bourke referred to as "an occasion of such significance, and with its attendant situations pregnant with rather a lot of excellent or evil for the payment among the Union Pacific Rail highway and the Yellowstone River." 3 different key occasions in this interval have been the Cheyenne Outbreak of 1878-79, the Ponca Affair, and the White River Ute rebellion, the latter in 1879. He reviews on concerns in the army in the course of his day, resembling the quirks and foibles of the Irish squaddies who made up a wide a part of the frontier military, and in addition at the difficulties of Johnson Whittaker, who grew to become West Point's simply black cadet following the commencement of Henry Flipper in 1878. each one quantity within the sequence is commonly annotated and incorporates a biographical appendix on Indians, civilians, and armed forces body of workers named within the quantity.
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She was a very sweet girl. , was dressed in white silk and illusion also, if I remember aright, and presented an appearance at once stately and charming. The wedding supper was a summary of all that money could purchase in the ﬁne markets of Cincinnati, O[hi]o. , aided by the fullest exertion of the powers of local cooks and confectioners. Fruits, of every description and of the ﬁnest quality, creams, ices, bonbons, wine—everything to tempt the palate, made a glittering and costly array. With feasting and dancing, the wedding reception was kept up in full vigor until 3 in the morning, at which hour, the brides-maids were placed in carriages and under the escort of the groom’s men taken to their homes.
With us was Mr. [Philatus] Norris, the Superintendent of the Yellowstone Park: a gentleman of great intelligence and extended travel in our Western Country. R. M: this is a mushroom village of canvass and balloon framed shanties with no signs of permanency. Saw here Major [Montgomery] Bryant, 14th Infantry. Travelled in four-horse ambulance to Ross’ Fork Agency: on leaving Oneida, ran into a chuck-hole. General Crook was severely cut in the scalp by being bumped against [wagon cover] bows. Night at ﬁrst cool and agreeable but towards morning so chilly that my teeth rattled.
11. Heitman states Dennison entered West Point in 1866, and was commissioned in 1870, indicating he graduated that year, rather than 1868. Heitman, Historical Register, 1:367. NOSTALGIA, A SOCIETY WEDDING, A DAY AT THE RACES, AND A PARTING 25 After sun-down, we called en masse at the residence of Mr. McFarland, to pay our respects to the bride elect, his daughter, and her bridesmaids. The young ladies were very bright and entertaining and the hours ﬂew by until nearly midnight; when we took our departure.
The Diaries of John Gregory Bourke. Volume 3: June 1, 1878-June 22, 1880 by Charles M. Robinson III