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19484 Captain Emmet Crawford ALS, 2pp, San Carlos, A.T. Oct 18, 1882.
“My dear Morton, By the look of things at present I am afraid I will not be able
to come down until after muster. Gen. Crook has gone off on a 5 day trip and
will X here. Bourke remains behind. We commenced our count today of
Indians and will keep it up daily. All bucks and boys over 15 must be present
daily. If they want to roam over the county they will have to do it in 24 hours. I
have my hands full. I feel played out tonight and feel just like getting my snoot
full. How are you all at Thomas? I hope the We-Sns-Shi treats you kindly. My
kind regards to Mrs. Morton and children and all friends at the Post. Write
and give me the news. Yours Very Truly, Crawford. P.S. Dodd has gone to
Apache and will be back in a few days when he will join his Troop at Grant via
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.