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SEVENTH CAVALRY.
This regiment was organized at "Camp Hendershott," Davenport, in the summer of 1863, and ordered to duty against the Indians in Nebraska, Dakota, Colorado and Kansas. Portions of the regiment were engaged in the battles of White Stone Hill. Tahkahokutah, Bad Lands, Little Blue Julesburg, Mud Spring, Rush Creek, Horse Creek, Cow Creek, and other engagements, in which the brave Iowa boys fought gallantly. The battle of Julesburg, Colorado, was fought by Company F, under Captain O’Brien. The Indians in large numbers had attacked a train Captain O ‘Brien marched to its assistance, and the battle continued during the day. The company lost thriteen killed, and the Indians lost fifty-five. The regiment remained on the plains, fighting the Indians until 1866.

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Transcribed by John Shuck from
The 1910 History of Benton County, Iowa



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