JOURNAL OF THE United States Cavalry Association. Vol. XV. OCTOBER, 1904. No. 54.
ABOUT 8 o'clock in the morning of August 11, 1873, on the north bank of the Yellowstone River in Montana, in a spirited fight between eight troops of the Seventh Cav alry under General George A. Custer and Sioux Indians, Lieutenant Charles Braden, of this regiment, was shot through the upper left thigh. The bullet, from a Henry rifle, fired at a range of not over fifty yards, went clear through the leg, badly shattering the bone and splitting it down to the knee.........
A fascinating read and story of the Plains. Enjoy.
If memory serves, this journey is mentioned also amongst the chapters of Conquest of the Missouri, and in my humble opinion is a story worthy of the silver screen, or a documentary at the very least. A similar tale attends the injury of Gut V. Henry, wounded during Crook's fight on the Rosebud in 1876.
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Two couriers came up from Custer requesting re-inforcement, and announcing that he was advancing on the enemy.