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Ferdinand Widmayer's Story of the Battle
THE STORY OF PRIVATE FERDINAND WIDMAYER
SAYS HEARD Trumpeter Fisher2 say that he helped Hodgson across river in Reno's retreat. Sure Sterland3 left at Powder River. Slept with him in wagon there on rainy night. Sure mules - swings and leaders - taken for packs. Wheelers kept at Powder River. Says Bloody Knife went with Reno's scout. He recalls this well because after Reno had gone the boys said did not see how Custer could go anywhere without Bloody Knife.
Says Sgt. Carey4 was not left in timber when Reno retreated. Says there were three. Says might have been Trumpeter Weaver. Geo. Weaver called "Cully" Weaver. Geo. Weaver died at Ft. Meade. Thinks Trumpeter Weaver left in...
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