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. The whole force was under the command of Major Rains, Fourth Infantry, who, in order that he migttle detachment and the point where I knew General Rains intended to encamp for the night. After hrelief we discovered that we were driving into Rains's camp a squadron of Nesmith's battalion of Orome damage and more or less confusion. General Rains now became very much excited and alarmed alery, we recrossed the river and encamped with Rains. It soon became apparent that the noisy demonso slow that the patience of every one but General Rains was wellnigh exhausted. About 2 o'clocition voted it a wretched failure; indeed, General Rains himself could not think otherwise, but he ain Edward O. C. Ord, of the Third Artillery. Rains met the charges with counter-charges against O was no real foundation for such a report, but Rains was not above small things, as the bringing ofiate rank to constitute a court in the case of Rains, and the charges against Ord were very properl[2 more...]
on Territories at that particular era. Besides, it led to further complications and troubles, for it had begun to dawn upon the Indians that the whites wanted to come in and dispossess them of their lands and homes, and the failures of Haller and Rains fostered the belief with the Indians that they could successfully resist the pressure of civilization. Acting under these influences, the Spokanes, Walla Wallas, Umatillas, and Nez Perces cast their lot with the hostiles, and all the savage iose when, nine years after this period, as he was returning to the scene of his successes, he, in common with many others, was drowned by the wreck of the ill-fated steamer Brother Jonathan. Colonel Wright took command of the district in place of Rains, and had been at Vancouver but a short time before he realized that it would be necessary to fight the confederated tribes east of the Cascade Range of mountains, in order to disabuse them of the idea that they were sufficiently strong to cope wi