The column of wounded headed toward Deer Lodge, Montana, and the hospital there.

With the exception of Lieutenant English and Sergeant Watson, who were the two carried on "travoirs" constructed in our camp, and both of whom afterwards died in Deer Lodge, all the wounded were carried in common baggage wagons without springs. For some distance there was no road, and our way lay over a rolling prairie, covered with bunch and buffalo grass and sage brush. As our wagons bounced over these, the effect on the wounded may be imagined, but cannot be described.

Col. John Gibbon



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