Rare image of Captain Henry Haymond of the 18th U. S. Infantry. Haymond helped establish the famous Ft. Fetterman and was quite the officer, fighting both rebels (he was wounded in action) and Indians! Please see the additional information on Haymond below.
Image has been trimmed as shown in the scan. Some wear to back from being removed from an album, no backmark. Very scarce image of a true American hero!
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[Born in Virginia.—Appointed from Virginia.]
Military History. — Captain 18th U. S. Infantry, October, 1861. Engaged at the siege of Corinth, pursuit of the rebel General Bragg, battles of Perryville, Ky., and Stone River, Tenn. Commanding 2d Battalion 18th U. S. Infantry, and engaged at the action of Hoover's Gap, battle of Chickamauga, siege of Chattanooga, battle of Missionary Ridge, and action of Tunnel Hill.
On recruiting duty, March, 1864, to February, 1865.
Commanding detachment 18th U. S. Infantry, and engaged in action with Indians on Peno Creek, D. T. Commanding 2d Battalion 18th U. S. Infantry, in an expedition to Powder River, D. T., to establish Forts Philip Kearney, D. T., and C. F. Smith, M. T., June to August, 1866. Transferred to the 27th U. S. Infantry, by the re-organization of the army.
Brevet Major U. S. Army, for gallant and meritorious services at the battles of Murfreesboro, Tenn (Wounded), and Chickamauga, Ga. Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel U. S. Army, for gallant and meritorious services during the war. Engaged in an expedition against hostile Indians, from September, 1868, to — Civil History. — Profession, Lawyer.
"Military companies had been stationed on the Powder River division of the Bozeman route in 1865 to keep the Indians away; and in May 1866 Colonel H. B. Carrington, who had been made commander of the district of the Mountains, left Fort Kearny with the 18th United States infantry to erect forts on the line of the road, beginning with the abandonment of Fort Reno, erected by General Connor the previous year and the substitution of a new Fort Reno forty miles farther northwest. The force amounted to 700 men only 220 of whom were trained soldiers.4
On the 12th of July Carrington arrived at Crazy Woman's fork of Powder River, where the new Fort Reno was to be located, and where he selects a site, proceeding on his march the next day with two companies, leaving Major Haymond in the rear with the other four. Not far beyond was the proposed site of a fort to be called Philip Kearny, on Piney fork of Clear fork of Powder River, at the eastern base of Bighorn Mountains, where headquarters arrived on the evening of July 13, 1866. On the following day three notable events occurred - the selection of a site for the fort, the desertion of a party of soldiers who had started for the mines, and the arrival of a messenger from the chief Red Cloud declaring war should the commander of the expedition persist in his intention of erecting a fort in the country. Nevertheless, on the 15th the work was begun of constructing the finest military post in the mountains, upon a plan directed by General Crook, which would enable a few men to guard it, leaving the greater part of the garrison to occupy themselves with the protection of the roads, telegraphs, and mails.5
On the 16th of July Major Haymond arrived and went into camp near headquarters. It was a continued struggle with the command to keep possession of the horses, mules, and cattle, and one in which they were very often beaten. In sorties to recover stock, a number of the men were killed, and nearly all the stock was thus lost."