Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Pit River” in chapter 4 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:
...missary of subsistence of the expedition.
The commanding officer at Fort Reading seemed reluctant to let me go on to relieve Lieutenant Hood, as the country to be passed over was infested by the Pit River Indians, known to be hostile to white people and especially to small parties.
I was very anxious to proceed, however, and willing to take the chances; so, consent being finally obtained, I started ...
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