AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive
Winners (Part 1)
For the past several weeks I have been revisiting the wonderful periodical, Winners of the West (the microfilm version proovided courtesy of the best of all government programs, Interlibrary Loan).
Winners of the West published many articles and letters submitted by
"Thomas J. Dilwood, San Antonio, Texas, would like to hear from all of his old comrades of Troop B, l0th U.S. Cavalry." (May 30, l928)
"Robert McKeen would be pleased to hear from his old buddies of Company D, 25th U.S. Infantry and Troops F and A, 9th U.S. Cavalry, from l880 to l890."(Aug 30, l928)
Here's a letter with more personal/service detail from Henry Stroup, "late Sergt. Troop A, l0th U.S. Cavalry" published in the March l926 issue:
"I served...for five years, first under General Crook and then under General Nelson Miles. I was on the Geronimo campaign in l885 at Fort Apacje, Arizona. We sure had a tough old time. Our foes were cruel and wily and did not take any prisoners except to torture them to death."
And this from William Branch, a l0-year veteran of Company I of the 25th Infantry in the August l934 issue:
I campaigned under Capt. Lawson, and was discharged at Fort Randall, Dakota. I was born in Lunenburg County, VA, May l3th, l850."
There is lots of good information in these brief blurbs. Stay tuned for Part 2 of Winners