Boudoir sized photograph of 24th Michigan Infantry & Gettysburg General Henry Morrow & the Officers of the 21st US Infantry. Morrow was severely wounded in action at Gettysburg, and his photographs are both scarce and extremely desirable in any form.
All the officers are identified in period ink on the back of the image. This was taken at Fort Sidney, Nebraska in 1887 (written on front mount). The 21st Infantry was very active during the Indian Wars, especially the Modoc War, and against the New Perce.
Please see the scan of the back for all the names. Photo is much better in person.
$950.00 plus shipping
"In Arizona, the 21st Infantry protected transportation routes, escorted US mail deliveries, scouted Indian movements and built new wagon routes. The regiment's troops frequently clashed with Apache Indians. In 1872, the regiment was transferred to the Department of the Columbia, with the regimental headquarters located at Fort Vancouver. The companies were based at posts throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. In late 1872, the regiment was ordered to provide troops for the expedition against the Modoc. The regiment provided a three company battalion, which fought in the expedition's battles between January and April 1873. B,C and F Companies fought at the First and Second Battles of the Stronghold.
In June 1877, the regiment was ordered into the field in reaction to Nez Perce massacres in Idaho. The regiment pursued the Nez Perce and fought at the Battle of the Clearwater on 11 and 12 July.
The regiment continued to pursue the Indians through the Bitterroot Valley to the Bears Paw Mountains, where Chief Joseph finally surrendered. The 21st covered 1,632 miles during the campaign and suffered no desertions. In June 1878, the Bannock tribe left their reservation in southern Idaho, beginning the Bannock War. After marching 35 miles in a day, the regiment overtook the tribe on 13 August, scattering it so that it no longer posed a threat and had to return to the reservation.
In June 1884, the regiment was sent to the Department of the Platte and stationed in Nebraska and Wyoming. The regiment then moved to southern Kansas to discourage a threatened Cheyenne outbreak. During the winter of 1890-91, the regiment sent six companies to the Rosebud Indian Reservation in response to Sioux unrest."