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Mark Kellogg's Prequil to the Battle
MARK KELLOGG'S LAST LETTER
The following letter for publication was written by Mr. Kellogg four days before the daring charge of Custer, in which the latter and all his followers, including our correspondent, lost their lives:
At Mouth of Rosebud, on
FROM June 12, the date of my last communication, until June 19, the only occurrences of General Terry's command were the establishment of a supply depot at the mouth of the Powder River and making the steamer Far West a moving base of supplies, having on board thirty days' rations and forage; the movement of the steamer to the mouth of the Tongue River with the headquarters command on board, and the march of General Custer from the mouth of the Powder River to the mouth of the Tongue River, an estimated distance of forty miles, moving up the valley of the Yellowstone River. During the trip no incident occurred except the display of sharp rifle shooting on the part of General Custer who brought down an antelope at 400 yards and nearly shot off the heads of several sage hens. The country north of the Powder River, for a distance of twelve to fifteen miles, is...
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