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1849 Dragoon Expediton Against the Utes

January 24, 2014

LR NM M-1102 R-1 HQ Taos, New Mexico March 9, 1849 Dept. Orders No.3 The band of Eutaws now ranging in the upper valley of the Del Norte, having failed to comply with the promises made by their chiefs in a talk held in Taos, by Lt. Whittlesey 1sr Drags, and having constantly committed depredations [...]

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Major Ben Beall And the Kiowas, Comanches and Cheyennes

January 17, 2014

Benjamin Lloyd Beall was born at Ft. Adams in Rhode Island in the year 1800. His father, Lloyd Beall, was a career officer, who in 1814, was a Major of Artillery stationed at Ft. McHenry. On March 25, 1814, at age thirteen years and five months, Ben was admitted to West Point. Beall would later [...]

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Beall’s 1849 Expedition

October 15, 2011

  Maj. Ben Beall to Lt. John Dickerson, 2d Arty., AAAG, Head Quarters, 9th Military Dist. Don Fernando de Taos, NM, March 12, 1849 Sir, Agreeably to a letter of instructions from Head Quarters 9th Mily Department, dated 27th January 1849, directing me to “proceed as soon as possible to the country inhabited by the [...]

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First Dragoons Officers 1849

November 21, 2007
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