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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
el Chapman, of the infantry, from Georgetown, Captain Marsey, Colonels Bainbridge, Bumford, Ruggles, and Seawell, and Captain Sibley, an old classmate of mine.
Colonel Waite is president of the court and Captain Samuel Jones, of the artillery, judge chickens.
I am sorry to see their little comforts going, for it is difficult on the frontier to collect them again.
Mrs. Sibley told me her chairs and cow had gone, and Mrs. Waite her goats.
The pigeons and chickens are disposed of on the table.lances drawn by mules, and accompanied by armed escorts.
At the end of each day's journey the night was spent in tents.
Sibley, of the Second Dragoons, when traveling in this way with his wife and daughter over Texas prairies, first conceived the iid not do so, and the next day he worked at the model of the tent, in shape similar to the Indian tepee; the present Army Sibley tent is the result.
Officers stationed at frontier posts in those days could not communicate with the headquarters of th