Battlefield Dispatches No. 252: Wagon Boss No. 5: ‘Indian Soldiers’

Before returning to Fort Scott in the Spring of 1862, wagon boss R.M. Peck recorded his observations of Humboldt, Kan., and the organization of the “Union” 1st and 2nd Regiments of Indian Home Guards in his journal. Early in the last century, he published his memoir of the Civil War in a series of articles that were published in the National Tribune, which was a newspaper published in Washington, D.C. The following is Peck’s brief description of Humboldt and the Indians of the 1st and 2nd Regiments of Indian Home Guards that was published in the July 28, 1904 edition of the National Tribune.

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