to preserve peace between the new settlers in Kansas Territory, during that exciting period when it was yet undetermined whether Kansas should be a free or a slave state.
It was amid these stirring scenes that he made that acquaintance with Osawatomie Brown, which enabled him afterwards to identify him at Harper's Ferry.
The battle on Solomon river.
In the year 1857, his regiment was actively engaged in Indian warfare.
The important event of the campaign was, the battle fought upon the nhe would never accede to any terms but those he had offered; and as soon as I could tear myself away from their importunities I left, waved my cap, and Col. Lee's plan was carried out. * * * When Smith first came to the door I recognized old Osawatomie Brown, who had given us so much trouble in Kansas.
No one then present but myself could have performed this service.
In the Summer of 1860 the First cavalry was engaged in building Fort Wise, now Fort Lyon, and from this point Lieutenant Stuar