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ly in front of the Seventh regiment.
Some of the scouts had gone part way up the hill, and were talking with the Indians.
Doctor Weiser, surgeon of the Mounted Rangers, joined them, and shook hands with one or two Indians whom he had probably known at Shakopee.
One Indian advanced and shot him through the heart.
He fell, and died without speaking a word.
The scouts fired, and the Indians fell back behind the ridge, returning the fire, one shot taking effect upon scout Solon Stevens, of Mankato.
It proved to be but a slight wound in the hip. The ball had first passed through his rubber blanket, which was rolled up on his saddle.
An ambulance was promptly sent out, which met the body of Doctor Weiser, being brought in on a horse.
The first battalion of cavalry--Captains Taylor, Wilson, and Anderson's companies — was promptly ordered to the scene of Doctor Weiser's death, where the scouts were skirmishing with the Indians.
They found the ground so broken that they dismounted a