'Dear Sister, I take the preasent oppertunity of letting you no that I will soon be on the move again. We are to start the 10th of this month for the Big Horn country. The Indians are getting bad again. I think that we will have some hard times this summer. The old chief Sitting Bull says that he will not make peace with the whites as long as he has a man to fight…Give my love to Sister & Brother Jonny. Remember me to your husband. As soon as i got back of the campaign i will rite you. That is if i do not get my hair lifted [scalped] by some Indian. Well i will close, so no more at preasent.'
- Private T. P. Eagan of the Seventh Cavalry, Dakota Territory, March 1876
The Irish who fought at the Little Bighorn
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