• Creator
  • Blaine, Catharine, 1829-1908
  • Created Date
  • 1855
  • Description
  • Catharine P. Blaine writes to her sisters, Derinda and Seraphina Paine, to describe the status of the Yakima War in Washington Territory. She notes that two weeks prior to her letter, fifty-five military volunteers from Seattle went to meet with Lieutenant Slaughter's forces on the Green River. However, a letter was sent stating that Slaughter's company had been attacked by Native Americans, driving away 30 horses and mules, killing one soldie... more
    Catharine P. Blaine writes to her sisters, Derinda and Seraphina Paine, to describe the status of the Yakima War in Washington Territory. She notes that two weeks prior to her letter, fifty-five military volunteers from Seattle went to meet with Lieutenant Slaughter's forces on the Green River. However, a letter was sent stating that Slaughter's company had been attacked by Native Americans, driving away 30 horses and mules, killing one soldier and wounding three. Captain Hewitt, commanding the Seattle volunteers, took them to the White River near Lieutenant Slaughter's company. Scouts from the volunteers found Slaughter and his men. They all camped together in the house of some whites who had been murdered earlier by Native Americans. Captain Hewitt received word of Slaughter's presence and sent word to meet with him. During the meeting, Native Americans attacked the company, shooting Slaughter in the head. Two more men were killed and five wounded. In response to these... less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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