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A great Indian War era "true copy" letter 2pp. 4to., written by Brig. Gen. O. B. Willcox, "headquarters Department of the Missouri, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Dec. 10, 1886", addressed to Adjutant General Richard C. Drum, in part: "I beg to commend to the consideration of the War Department the…ability of Colonel A. G. Brackett, 3rd Cavalry for recognition…during the summer of 1882 at the time of the Apache outbreak at San Carlos Agency, Colonel Brackett rendered valuable service in…[the] Department of Arizona. His hearty cooperation, good judgement and skillful direction of troops under his command contributed materially to the final success by which…other officers and troops…were enabled to hem in Na-tio-a-tish and his band and destroy them at the Big Dry Wash in August of that year. His loyalty was conspicuous when that of some others was…doubtful. In early 1882, nearly 60 apache warriors ambushed and killed four San Carlos policemen. On July 17, 1882, Na-tio-tish and his small band of warriors were surprised and attacked by troopers of the 3rd and 6th US Cavalry. The battle resulted in victory for the US troops and four soldiers came away from the fight winning Medals of Honor. Also, included are two 1895 letters from former comrades of Col. Brackett one of which mocks the colonel and reads, in part: "So often have I thought of you…at Fort Clark…I often am reminded especially of your running in a straight line from me about two hundred yards, when in anger in order that you might become cool before allowing another moment to pass. To-night I heard Mr. Wickidave & his wife express a wish that his cousin a young lady-did not see any Col. Brackett…are you this man? Do drop me a line for old acquaintance sake…". Overall VG
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Battle of Big Dry Wash Gallantry Citation

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Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
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