• Creator
  • Forsyth, James W. (James William), 1836-1906; Forsyth, Bessie
  • Created Date
  • 1890-1891
  • Description
  • James W. Forsyth commanded the 7th Cavalry during the Pine Ridge Campaign, also known as the Massacre at Wounded Knee. These pages are extracts of correspondence between himself and his daughter Bessie Forsyth who resided in in Chicago, Illinois, and describe the events leading up to the Massacre at Wounded Knee and the aftermath of the engagement there. The correspondence begins on November 23, 1890 while Forsyth is stationed at Fort Riley, K... more
    James W. Forsyth commanded the 7th Cavalry during the Pine Ridge Campaign, also known as the Massacre at Wounded Knee. These pages are extracts of correspondence between himself and his daughter Bessie Forsyth who resided in in Chicago, Illinois, and describe the events leading up to the Massacre at Wounded Knee and the aftermath of the engagement there. The correspondence begins on November 23, 1890 while Forsyth is stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas and extends through Forsyth's time in South Dakota during the Pine Ridge Campaign, also known as the Massacre at Wounded Knee, January 22, 1891. These letters recount his time at these two locations, the problems in dealing with the Native Americans while at Pine Ridge, the events leading up to the Massacre at Wounded Knee, the event itself, and the aftermath. He writes of being relieved of his command while an investigation is started surrounding the events at Wounded Knee. less
  • Format
  • Typescript
    Diary
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2011