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Re: Hayfield and Wagon Box fights
Posted by jay call on Tuesday, 25 April 2017, at 8:25 p.m., in response to Hayfield and Wagon Box fights, posted by Charly on Monday, 24 April 2017, at 9:50 p.m.
Charly, that is a fine question! I do know that the James Gatchel Museum in Buffalo Wyo. at one time had many firearms on display that were given to Mr. Gatchel as trade for services as he was the town Pharmacist early on, supposedly he had guns given to him by natives from the area as payment and thanks for his services as well as settlers, soldiers.
It is of note that the Cavalry Troopers at the Fetterman battle were carrying Spencers, the infantry Civil War muzzle loaders. The native took all those guns and it is known that Spencers were used against Custers 7th at LBH and maybe Pease Bottom. Makes one start thinking doesn't it. :)
In 1867 Fort Phil Kearney took deliver of a numbers of hundreds crated breech loading Springfields, to late for the infantry with Fetterman, by a few months.
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