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Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
November 22, 2012 M. Timothy Nolting   
In 1863, shortly after the Battle of Gettysburg, several companies of Union soldiers from the Seventh Iowa cavalry were dispatched to the frontier instead of reinforcing Union troops fighting in the south. Their orders were to protect the flocks of civilians, traveling west along the Great Platte River basin, from depredations of the Cheyenne and Sioux who futilely attempted to staunch the flow of emigrants across their native lands. Additionally...

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