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Bostwick, Louis: teamster/civilian with troops in 1876......
Posted by: John O`Melia (ID *****0741) Date: December 25, 2007 at 14:46:28
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Louis BOSTWICK was a civilian employee of the Quartermaster with the Army in the Battle of Little Big Horn.

Louis was part of the 1200 civilians and soldiers and 1700 horses and mules that made of the 7th Cavalry when they left Fort Abraham Lincoln on 17 MAY 1876.

Louis BOSTWICK did not participate in the battle, rather, was with the 142 Quartermaster employees that remained with the many supply depots established along the Yellowstone River either at the mouth of the Rosebud Creek or further east.

The 7th Cavalry was very busy during the years 1874 to 1876 and it was not unusual for them to have as many as 300 wagons following with supplies at any given time.

I would like to learn more about this Louis BOSTWICK`s past and his future if he indeed had one. We understand that there was a BOSTWICK in this area and timeline that was also a guide or scout that traveled in the company of Jim Bridger and Mitch Boyer ??

Looking forward to hearing from those who are privy to Louis and his family.



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