Not hearing anything of Genl. Howards movements, I waited until 12 o'clock when being short of provision and more than half of my command dismounted / came to the conclusion (after consulting with my Officers) that it was better for me to move towards Mt. Idaho and procure provisions, and horses to remount my men I reached Cearly's Ranche about 7 o'clock Pm. having marched forty three of my men on foot twenty five (25) miles.

Ed McConville
July 11, 1877

... It was a procession of disgusted men that trudged into Mount Idaho that evening....

Eugene T. Wilson

The volunteers left Misery Hill just as Howard's troops discovered the Nez Perce camp on the Clearwater.



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