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18340 19th US Infantry Indian Fighters 28” x 18” Receipt Roll of Clothing
Issued to Enlisted Men  Company F 19th Infantry by Capt. P. H.
Remington.  Signed by 37th men.  Voucher No. 3  3rd Quarter, 1887.  $175   

In the fall of 1878, the Indians of Dull Knife's band broke away from the
agency in the Indian Territory and attempted to make their way north to
the Sioux and Cheyennes in Dakota. Lieut.-Col. Lewis, 19th Infantry, who
was then commanding Fort Dodge, Kansas, organized a force to intercept
them. The Indians succeeded in crossing the Arkansas River west of Fort
Dodge, and Colonel Lewis, with four troops of the 4th Cavalry, Company G,
and detachments of Companies D and F, 19th infantry, with Captain
Bradford and Lieutenant Gardener, went in pursuit. The Indians were
overtaken after a two days' march, and in an engagement which took place
Colonel Lewis received a wound which severed his femoral artery and from
which he died the next day. In the death of Colonel Lewis the regiment met
with an irreparable loss. He possessed in a remarkable degree the most
valuable traits of a model soldier. He commanded with sternness, but was
always just and was honored and respected by all the officers and men who
knew him.
In October, 1879, Company G, mounted, was ordered to New Mexico to
take the field against a hostile tribe of Indians, and participated in the
campaigns under Colonel Hatch, 9th Cavalry, and Colonel Buell, 15th
Infantry. Colonel Buell, in relieving this company from duty with his
command, complimented Captain Bradford and Lieut. Gardener in orders.
Companies A, C, D, E, F and I participated in the campaign on the
Uncompahgre in Colorado, under Colonel Mackenzie, 4th Cavalry, in 1879
and 1880.