From the monthly archives:

March 2006

Slavery in the Dragoons: Colonel Stephen Kearny, Captains John Burgwin and Captain Robert H. Chilton and Lieutenant Ben Allston

March 14, 2006

In 1845, while riding steadily along the trail, passing caravans and immense herds of buffalo, the homeward bound dragoons came closer to their destination with each beat of the horses’ hooves. On August 7 they knew that civilization was near when an escaped slave wandered into the dragoon camp. Wrote Lieutenant Henry Turner, “he confessed […]

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