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Soldiers at Sand Creek (a series): Three Colonels, Three Majors and a General - Part Two

Colonel John Milton Chivington, Part 1

October, 2001: When this investigation began, the “Reverend Colonel” or “Fighting Parson” had to be given a clean slate. All the denouncements and volumes of praises and allegations were set aside. The inquiry had to start blank since there’s been much written, misconstrued and so full of misconceptions about this man. Everything had to be re-examined and most critical - the sources had to be primary - from diaries, testimonies, official records, letters and previous bona fide investigations.

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Soldiers at Sand Creek (a series): Three Colonels, Three Majors and a General - Part 1

By starlight, the scouts found the troops in the dark moonless pre-dawn. They made their report. We don’t know if it was the French-Canadién (Antoine Janis), the old battered “mulatto” (Jim Beckwourth) or one of the younger men dressed in cavalry blue (Privates Alex. Safely and Duncan “Dunk” Kerr) or all. They passed along what they’d seen about two miles up the valley. They’d found an Indian village.

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Soldiers at Sand Creek - A Series Part III

Richard Carrillo
“Damn any man in sympathy with the Indians!”

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Soldiers at Sand Creek - A Series: Part II

Colonel John Chivington

Part II

“Damn any man in sympathy with the Indians!”
- Colonel John Milton Chivington, Expedition Commander, 1st Regiment Cavalry, Colorado [U.S.] Volunteers, November 28, 1864

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Soldiers at Sand Creek - A Series Part I

Colonel John Chivington

“Damn any man in sympathy with the Indians!”
- Colonel John Milton Chivington, Expedition Commander, 1st Regiment Cavalry, Colorado [U.S.] Volunteers, November 28, 1864

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