A diary kept by Charles Reynolds (May 17-June 22, 1876) and Alexander Brown (July 1-September 13, 1876) as members of the 7th U.S. Cavalry during the Big Horn Expedition.
This worn leather diary contains entries by scout Charles Reynolds and Sergeant Alexander Brown, members of the Seventh U.S. Cavalry during the Big Horn Expedition. Walter C. Gooding, custodian of Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, gave Reynolds the diary in order to "make a few notes in [it], of the sights and sounds you see on the expedition." Upon Reynolds's death at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Sergeant Brown retrieved the volume and used it to record information on Company G's subsequent march to Wolf Point on the Missouri River. www2.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01007.xml