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Horrible Indian Butchery

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bALT X.AKE, J uly 5. - A special correspondent of the Helena (Mout. ) ifcrald writes from .Stilhvater, Munt., Jiüy 2 : " Muggins Taylor, scout for Gen. Gil), bon, got here last night direct from Little Horn river. Gen. Clister found the Indian camp of about 2,000 lodges on the Little Horn, and immediately attacked the camp. Cnster took five companies uid ohargod the thickest portiom of the camp. Nothing ia knowïi of tho oporations of this detachment, only as they trace it by the daad. Major lleno commanded the other seven companies, and attacked the lower portion of the camp. The Iud ans ipoured in a mnrderous lire irora all directions. Besides, the greator portion fougLit on horscback. Custer, his two brothers, a nephew, and a brother-in-law wero all killed, and uot ono of his detachment escapee!. Tvvo hundred and oven men wore buried in one placo, and the killed are estimatod at' 300, with only 31 wounded. The Indiana surrounded ReDo's commaud, and heldthem oneday in the bilis, cut oü (rom water, until Gibbon's commaud camc in sight, wheh they broke camp in tho night aml left. "The Seventh fought like tigers, and ■were oTercomo b.y mere brute force. The Indian loss caunot be estimatetJ, as they bore off and caehed most thoir killed. The reranant of the Seventh Cavalry and Gibban's. command are returning to the mouth of the Little Horn, where the steamboat lies. Tne Itldians got all the armd of the killed soldiere. There were seventeen comrnlssionod oilicers killed. J vW "The whole Custer f amily died at the head of their column. The exact loss is not known, as both Adjutants and the Sergeant Major were killed. The Indian camp was three to four miles long and was twenty miles up the Little Hom from its month. The Indians actually pulled men off their horses in some insfcanoes. I give this as Taylor told me, fis he was over the field after the battle. The abovo is confinned by other letters, which say Custer met a fearfnl disaster. " FUKXXIEB HOKB3ÜLE CONFIKMATÍON. SaTíT Lake, Utah, July 5. - Tho ''ilion' extra from Bozeman, Mont., July 3, 7p. m.,hasthefolllowing: " Mr. Tayior, bearer of dispatches from tho Little Horn to Fort Ellis, arrived tln's evouing and reports the following : The battle was fought oii the 25th, 30 or 40 miles below the Littlo Horn. Cnster attacked the Indian village of from 2,500 ! to -1,000 wuiriors on oiie sido, and Col. j lieno was to attack it or, the 'other. Three companies wero placed ou a Lillas a reserve. Gen. Custer and 15 oftieers, and every man belongiug to the five companies was killed. Eeno retreated under the protection of the reserve. The whole number killed was 315. Gen. Gibbon joined lieno. The Indians left the battle-grouud like a slaughter pen, as it really was, being in a narrow ravine. The dead were rnuch mutilated, The situation naw. looks sorious. Gen. Terry arrived at, Gibbon's camp on a ateamboat, and crossod the coimnund ovca-, hik! accompaniel it to join Clister, who knew it was coming before the iight occurred. Lieut. CritfepdeH son of Gen. Crittenden, was among the killed." r TTT TTÏ LATER PAItTICl'LAKS. UND'S riUiUJlJNAliY TK1UT AND TUI! TEHRIBLR sriii:niN;: 01 nis 'nuxii'S - thikty-six IlOVIi SCKl'.oUNlKJ) Bi' INlJXAÍTS, AN1 WlXlinrr wATPn. AWAi'nyo (Tsttïi, wiro nvtvfm (;ami: - a ü'H.i) STiioiíK ruit liükhtï svc V.Klti AND UKVifiAljö TO THKM .ÏÜKIlt 1ÏUTCUi lli U COJIUAtliS. Tile correspondent of the ChicagoTimes telegraphs from Bismarck, under date of July 6, the following additional details of this horrible bntchery : In a recent dispatch, I inforraed you that Custer expectctl to strike the Iiidians 'and give them battle on tUo 24th. An stiitod, lio left tho month of the Roftotind öii tlio 22(3, twelve compunie of the Beventli Cavalry, striking the trail wliere liono left it, loading in tlio lireotiun of tho Littlo Jlorn, a brnucli of tho Bil; Horn. On the evening of tho 24th, scouts reported frohh trailn, and 011 the moruing of tho 25tb diucovcred au ludían villano tyouty miles abovo the month oí tlio Little Hom, atxnvt threo miles lou alidliulf a mile wide, fiftíten milen away. Cuntir pnshed ' his comiuiuid rnjiidly tlirungb. Tlieyhiid mado a long march. in all aeventy-eight miles, iu tho ! twenty-fonr hours precoding tho battlo, and i wheu ncar tho village Btruok au abandoned topee. While tlie Indiaim wero moving iu Uot baste as if in retret, lleno, witli seven compitdes of tho Sovonth Cavalry, was orderod to i the loft to attack the village át its head, while 1 Custer, with fivo cumpunie weut to the right I and commenccd a: vjgoroiia attack. Kcuo fult i of them with ttirr'O oömpahtea of cavalry, and Éw8 aluoat inst&zitly snrrnunrled, and aftcrr.u I lionr or moro of 'denpernto tighting, iug 1 whicvh ho lont Iii'ut.s. ifodRcon 'nnrt -ttrlutoíih, J)r. DoWolf, ii:(t iwi'lvu men, witli severallndian Hcoat killod, and many wouufled, lic cut I lii way through tho Indians, croHsed ' tlie rivor, and gaincd. a bluff 300 feet I in height, wlierii li intrenchod and ] was hoou joinod by Col. üeulon with Cour i paties. Iu tbc raoautimo the Iikü:iiib xcsunicd t tho attack, which had abatgd J vlBUr for au 1 hour or o, making repeated desperate charges, " which wero repnlsed with great Blaaghtei to I tbc ItidiaiiH. They.gained higüer bluff, i evor, tban theone occupied ly l{no,and as their i anas were longer range and bcttor tbau thosu t of tho cavalry, they kept up a galling lira until i nightfall. Diiring tlie night lieno 1 i:i:ed hia poeltiao and wa piBMCsd for the 1 atlttck which was received at daylight. Tbe t il:' v woro on. Kono had lont iii killed rita I ■ woundcd a largo portion of tiis command. forty c odd having boen kUled before tho blufl reacbed, many of them in hand-tohand conflict t ilii tlio Indiana, who butuumberod them teu t lo uno, and hie men had been without water t Uurty-six honra. Tho appeals of tho wouuded 1 for water wera iudced heartronding, while tho 1 otherii woro aimost exhausted, iu majiy { í-.I-'.iii'c-m thoir tongucs protruding from thcir moutha, and few could npoak aloud. Tlioy triedlo i;i orackfrH Iml. could not moietou tbom, whilo ttfo gras blad, which somo' ate to give relief, clung to their parched lip. In Una state of affaira tliey doterniined to gain water at all hazards, and Col. lien ton made a rally with liia company and rontcd tho main portion of tbe Indiana who woro guarding the approaoh to tho river, to which the soloiers volunteored to go with camp-hetllójp and Kinteons for water. Tbo Iiidian Wi re nciuly oppenite tho'uouth of tho rp.viiH' tbnmgh wliich the brave boys approacbed Oio river, bnt the atiempt was made and thongh one man wan killed and sevou wuundcd, tbo wator was gaincd and the coniniand relioved. Wben the fighting coaacd for the night, Keno cauaed bis animal to bo likewie relieved, and furthor propared for tbe attack, which he kuow would bo resumed on tbe next morning. OflicerH and men kopt in good lieart, bilt all wondored what had becomo of Cunter, Thcro liad been forty-ejght hours of figbling and no woril from thoir respeoted com■ manden'' '''" t é tmmmwm ïweuty-four honra moro of figbting and buspeuse ennned, wbeu tho Indiana abandona! their villago in great confuniou. Tbon lleno kuow tbat öuccor waa near. Gen. Terry, with Uibbon's conunaiid, and bi own infantry had i arvivixl, nnd, aa tho oouuades in arm mot, itnui men wept on tbo neckss of eacb othor. After congratulatioiiH to the gallant commander for hi fluccessful defonao, iuquiriew wero made for Cutster. liut non could teil where bo waj. Soon au oiUccr caue rusbing into camp and related tlmt ho had round Clister doad, etripped nakcd, but not mutilated, and near liim bis two brotbera. Col. Tem and Uoaton Cufiter; big brotber-in-law. Col. Calhoun, and nephew. Col. Ynt; Col. Keogh, Capt. Kmith, Lient. CritteiKÏen. a son of Gen. ('rjttoïulen; Iiept. fitlirgiH, B KOU of C.rll. Stl:i"lrr lil. CooltO. Lieut. Porter, Lieut. Harrington, Dr. Ijord, Jlark Kellogg, the Kismarck Tribune reporter, tho ouly coiTespoudent with thu expedition, and IH) uien umi scouts. UUStér went into Hifi bÖtte with companifiK (', L, 1, F, and E, of the Kevenlh Civalry, the ataff and the non-Commissiónort uta ff of bis regiment, and a number ui scouts, and only ons Crow scout remaníalo teu üíe' tale. AU "aro dead. Cuater ïïiia surroundiHl on evcry hand by the Indiana, aud bis men and horses feil as " they fougbt on the skirmih line or in the line of battle. Custor waa among the last to fall, but when bis cheeriiig voico wa no longer to bo board the Indiana mado easy work of the remainder. Tho bodies of all, aavo the Tribune correspondent alone, iievê trippe 1 and most of tbom horribly Custer's waa not mutilated. He was ahot througb tlie body and through tbe Kellogg 1J' ".' tiie üeld as bo feil, undistuibod. The Indi apa lósl Ueavily il) tho battle. Wlien Tfc'rrv rèaclied thurr village tlio camp was Btxown ,vitb robes gaudily painted, witb lincly-drcssud hides and inteicsting or valuahlo Indian trinlieta. In a burial tent they left uiuo of tbeir chiefs, whose spirit had flown to the happy liuntiiig-ground arrayed inosl goi'geouwly. In tbe ravines tho dead, wen; abainlAiied by tho Indians, nily in thoir Hohaitude for thé wojinded. TTrri; waH found tbo ('ros1, scout who survived the battlo by bldmg in a ratina. He believes their loss to have been greater than the loss ui tho vhi;es, for in the battle they were so niuch more numeroiis and were tbe assaulting party after tho tirat dash. Col. lieno and bis offieeia iigrë'o with tius estimato. The village immbercd 1,000 lodges, and mauy willow t4[)(vs bad been addüd within a few dayü. It í-í ijL'liovrd by Iboee who fougbt tbat tbe wanioiv must have numbeiod 4,000. ïlio caHua'aios foot up 2ül killed, and 52 wouii(l(d. '1 liiity-eight of tho wounded were brougbt to Fort Lincoln, aud tbe remainder, ejteeptmg the tlnee who diod, wero cared for uu tlie liold. Cbarley Iieyn.ol.ds waa "also killed. :: lteynoldH, with Kellogg, Do Wolf, Boston Cuater, and Lord were the only citizuns killed. - ■ '


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