Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Lieutenant Townsend” in chapter 40 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:

...since the precipitous wall precluded going on horseback. For an adventure like this I confess I had little inclination, and on holding a council of war, I found that the Indians had still less, but Lieutenant Townsend , who was a fine shot, and had refrained from firing hitherto in the hope that I might bag the game, relieved the embarrassing situation and saved the credit of the party by going down alone to attack...

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