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19483  Captain Emmet Crawford  ALS, 2pp front and back , San Carlos, June
7, 1882.  "My Dear Morton, I will not leave until after the P. M. arrives here,
will you please telegraph me when he leaves there for this place.  I wish you
would also hunt me up a good map of Arizona and Mexico along the border and
send me.  I have one here but it is not very accurate.  Tell Mrs. Monton Davis
and I am very much obliged for the apples and oranges sent us.  We had a hot
apple toddy the other night.  Hope you are well. & I remain, Yours sincerely,
Crawford.

P. S.  We have a piece of china here that I think will interest you.  
The other day when the Stage arrived “Honest”  Reuben Wood’s woman was on
it, she stopped over here, the agent sent Wood a note ordering him to send her
off the reservation at once and for Wood to send in his resignation. I endorsed
the agents letter and it was forwarded to Wood. He replied to it that the lady
was a sick passenger on the stage and humanity compelled him to give her
shelter, he would not resign on this account so he said.  Report is that old Rube
was deprived of his nights sleep.  He and his dolchen took flight for Globe at
day break next day where I suppose he was happy. The agent has reported him
to Washington with a request that he be removed. I am cut cold by the old
rascal. There is not much love lost.  I want to leave as soon as possible. These
thieves and rascals around ere have no care for the military so I am anxious to
get away  again for a short spell until things quite down.  E.C. "   $1,495


Note: Reuben Wood was appointed post trader at San Carlos in 1879 only to be
charged with selling powder to Indians.  Thus Crawford’s description of Wood
as “Honest” Reuben Wood.

Crawford enlisted in the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry, fighting as part of the
Army of the Potomac, including the Battle of Antietam and the Battle of
Fredericksburg.  He was WIA at the Second Battle of Fredericksburg.   During
recovery he attended the first officer training school designed to train white
officers assisgned to command U. S. Colored Troops.  He returned to duty in
time to be mustered out with the rest of his regiment.  He and his two brothers
reenlisted in the 197th Pennsylvania Infantry.  The war’s ending found him
assigned to the 13th Colored Artillery in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  He was
most noted for his time spent in the Arizona Territory under General George
Crook in the U. S. Cavalry.  He was killed in pursuit of the Apache leader
Geronimo in January 1886 in Mexico.