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Comment by Dave Gettman on May 22, 2018 at 7:47am

OK, I bought the movie HOSTILES and watched it yesterday. Definitely 2d Cavalry involved. The 1SGT had G Troop 2d Cav crossed sabers on his hat, and G Troop was actually one of the troops in NM at that time but they were at Fort Stanton, not Fort Berringer.

And Troop G was actually part of the mission to escort the Nez Perce back to Idaho.

During the year of 1885, the Nez Perce Indians were returned from the Indian Territory to their old haunts in Idaho. There were rumors of threats of violence toward them by the white settlers for murders committed during the uprising of 1877. After arriving in the Department of the Columbia, the Indians were divided into two groups. Troop G, Lieutenant Lewis commanding, conducted one group to the Lapwai Reservation in Idaho, where they were soon absorbed among their friends and relatives. The other party, which included Chief Joseph, was escorted by Troop L, under Lieutenant Carleton, from Spokane Falls, Washington, to the Colville Reservation in Idaho. It was this troop which fought these Indians so valiantly at Camas Meadows, and now eight years later was protecting them against threats from the whites.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 21, 2018 at 6:58pm

Jim, I haven't seen the movie but I saw some trailers and saw where people were talking about it on Facebook.

Looks like a good movie to check out. From what I've read it takes place from New Mexico to Montana in 1892. At that time we had Troops C, D, and H at Ft. Wingate, NM, and Troop G at Ft. Stanton, NM, so we definitely had a footprint in the area.

The plot of the movie is very similar to an actual mission the 2d Cavalry had to perform in 1885 here in the Northwest with the Nez Perce. After fighting them for so long over such a vast area, the 2d Cavalry was later tasked with protecting the tribe during their return home. Here is a quote from ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY:

The other party, which included Chief Joseph, was escorted by Troop L, under Lieutenant Carleton, from Spokane Falls, Washington, to the Colville Reservation in Idaho. It was this troop which fought these Indians so valiantly at Camas Meadows, and now eight years later was protecting them against threats from the whites.

4 Troopers from the 2d Cavalry received the MoH for Camas Meadows.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 21, 2018 at 6:27pm

Still having problems getting messages. I might get one out of five and I never get new member notices anymore.

Comment by Jim Clendenen on May 21, 2018 at 4:26pm

Have any of you seen the Christian Bale movie Hostiles? 2nd Cav. on the crossed sabers in the movie.

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on May 21, 2018 at 2:04pm

Just checking in,,,,,,,  all is secure in west Michigan,,, need to be in Ann Arbor thuirsday for a pacemaker check and afib tune up. as needed.

Comment by Harry Warner on May 21, 2018 at 12:21pm

No Dave, neither place. But if there was any possibility, it would be the former rather than the latter.  If you get any from Alabama, look me up.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 21, 2018 at 10:48am

Hey Harry, you got any relatives in Misery....I mean Missouri? It could be Sparta, Mississippi though. It was abbreviated and I couldn't tell if it was Mo or Ms.

WARNER, Fred; enlisted: December 21, 1904, Tulsa, Indian Territory, by Lieut. Kenney; born: Sparta, Missouri; age: 21 yrs 9 mos; occupation: horseman; blue eyes, light brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5’4½”; Troop I, 2d Cavalry; died January 20, 1907, Fort Snelling, Minnesota, of pneumonia; rank: corporal.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 21, 2018 at 10:12am

I'm still kickin', Harold! I would be honored to plaster your video all over Facebook when you get it done.

Pike Place Market and Space Needle....two icons of Seattle. I can remember wandering around Pike Place Market looking for a hooker the day I joined the Army. Only the Army got lucky that day.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 20, 2018 at 5:10pm

Toujours Pret whoever is left of this 2nd ACR group.  Where is everyone. Don't quit now.  To me an oldtimer served from '45 thought the 70's. 

Dave, where is everyone?

By the way, I am using Celine Dion 'God Bless America ' for the opening sequence for  'VETERAN"S DAY'  

I have pictures across America and Dave, I'm using Pikes Market and the Space Needle for Washington.

I will find out tomorrow if I am able to put the Memorial day program on Youtube.

Dave if I do, can you put the address on all your 2nd Cav sights?  There is a great amount I used from the 2nd.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on May 17, 2018 at 9:30am

RIP brother Rick Perry, see you on the green someday !

 

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