The 1868 Winter Campaign of the 5 th  Cavalry © Peter Faris, 2008
In a rock shelter in Soldier Canyon, near the confluence with Freezeout Canyon in Baca County, Colorado, is found this ins...
5 th  Cavalry, 1840s – 1860s
U. S. Cavalry Troopers, 1867
Old Fort Lyons On December 2, 1868, the 5 th  Cavalry left Fort Lyons, Colorado, and rode south as the Northern prong of G...
Major Eugene A. Carr, commanding the 5 th  Cavalry.
The chief scout for the 5 th  Cavalry in this campaign was William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody.
Another of the scouts assisting on this campaign was William Butler “Wild Bill” Hickock who scouted for Capt. William Penr...
Southern Plains War of 1868-9 Gen. Phil Sheridan
The eventual destination of the 5 th  Cavalry was Camp Supply, in what is now Woodward County, OK.
Fort Supply, OK, cemetery. July 2006.
December  5, 1868 – a blizzard struck the 5 th  Cavalry in Soldier and Freezeout Canyons, Baca County, Colo. Illustration ...
Cavalry Troops on the march during a blizzard on the plains.
In a rock shelter in Soldier Canyon, near the confluence with Freezeout Canyon, is found this inscription -  J. O’Hare Co....
In February, 2010, Pamela Rasfeld sent to me the image of the military enlistment register above, which shows that “John O...
J. O’Hare Co. I, 5 th  Cav.
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  • Eugene A. Carr pictured in 1869.
  • Carr’s column from above left at Fort Lyon. Major Evan’s column from Fort Union, New Mexico, on the left. The third comumn from Fort Dodge was commanded by General Alfred Sully and accompanied by General Phil Sheridan.
  • The 1868 winter campaign of the 5th cavalry

    1. 1. The 1868 Winter Campaign of the 5 th Cavalry © Peter Faris, 2008
    2. 2. In a rock shelter in Soldier Canyon, near the confluence with Freezeout Canyon in Baca County, Colorado, is found this inscription. J. O’Hare Co. I, 5 th Cav.
    3. 3. 5 th Cavalry, 1840s – 1860s
    4. 4. U. S. Cavalry Troopers, 1867
    5. 5. Old Fort Lyons On December 2, 1868, the 5 th Cavalry left Fort Lyons, Colorado, and rode south as the Northern prong of General Sheridan’ s winter campaign against the southern Plains tribes.
    6. 6. Major Eugene A. Carr, commanding the 5 th Cavalry.
    7. 7. The chief scout for the 5 th Cavalry in this campaign was William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody.
    8. 8. Another of the scouts assisting on this campaign was William Butler “Wild Bill” Hickock who scouted for Capt. William Penrose’s column.
    9. 9. Southern Plains War of 1868-9 Gen. Phil Sheridan
    10. 10. The eventual destination of the 5 th Cavalry was Camp Supply, in what is now Woodward County, OK.
    11. 11. Fort Supply, OK, cemetery. July 2006.
    12. 12. December 5, 1868 – a blizzard struck the 5 th Cavalry in Soldier and Freezeout Canyons, Baca County, Colo. Illustration from Buffalo Bill’s autobiography.
    13. 13. Cavalry Troops on the march during a blizzard on the plains.
    14. 14. In a rock shelter in Soldier Canyon, near the confluence with Freezeout Canyon, is found this inscription - J. O’Hare Co. I, 5 th Cav. A member of the expedition, he apparently carved this while they were waiting out the blizzard, not knowing if they would live or die there.
    15. 15. In February, 2010, Pamela Rasfeld sent to me the image of the military enlistment register above, which shows that “John O'Hare appears about a dozen lines down.  He enlisted in Detroit and if you scan across you'll see that he served in CO. I, 5th Cavalry.”
    16. 16. J. O’Hare Co. I, 5 th Cav.
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