Post by weekendwarrior on Mar 4, 2019 23:50:31 GMT -5
CHARLES H. BISCHOFF WALTER CAMP INTERVIEW, N.D. BYU COLLECTION (My translation of Camp's scrawl)
I Troop went to battlefield in 1877 and took away remains of Officers. Bischoff was Sergeant. Captain H. J. Nowlan had charge. Remains taken away in boxes. All of I Troop was there. At Canyon Creek. Fight started about 10AM. (Illegible) located Indians when Indians were burning sawmill.
Reburied bones of enlisted men on battlefield in 1877 where they lay. Bischoff enlisted in 1872 and discharged 1877 and did not reenlist.
(Illegible) was a scout with Custer in Black Hills in 1874. In picture he is in Crow dress. Probably borrowed for purpose of (illegible). Was present when captured Rain in the Face. See Page 4.
The Sergeant or Corporal who was (illegible) to Rain in the Face at Lincoln in 1874 killed with Custer and was the one at first put into Custer’s box by mistake when we took remains of Officers away in 1877.
By order we reburied Crittenden’s remains where they lay. We recognized them by his (illegible) filled teeth.
After Rain captured (illegible) stockade. I (illegible) tried to get (illegible) to leave (illegible) as hostages.
Bischoff could tell me nothing? whatever that regarded? 6/25 and evaded answering my questions as much as possible. I am of suspicion that he was not there on LBH. Said that Tom Custer was riding his (Bischoff’s) horse, his own (Custer’s) having sore back. This might be all true even if Bischoff was left at Powder River).