The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 44, July 1940 - April, 1941 Page: 70
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
larly instructed to scatter and use all possible means
to find lost men and property.
August 1st 1877.
Remained in Camp this day, awaiting the return of
parties sent out, who returned in the afternoon bring-
ing with them Lance Corporal Fremont and Private
Gaddie, who they found about 10 miles from camp,
having lost their Horses and Equipments and two Pack
mules with packs. This Corporal Fremont is the party
referred to as having deserted on the evening of July
28th taking with him the two men and two pack mules.
This corporal reported that one of his party (Private
Derwin) had died and that the three horses they had
with them had died, and that the Equipments had
been abandoned, as they could not carry them.-This
day a Horse ridden by private Rose died in camp from
the effects of a Gun shot wound, while out as a flanker
near Dry Lake, and which was supposed to have been
fired by an Indian. The Tonkawa Scouts who returned
by Dry Lake about 17 miles west from Camp reported
that they found the body of a soldier. In the evening
a detail with a wagon was again set out on the back
trail to make a more thorough search for men and
August 2nd 1877.
Remained in Camp. This morning sent Corporal Rob-
erts with a detail to bury the man found by the Indian
Scouts. Upon their return they reported that they had
found the body which proved to be that of Private
J. T. Gordon which they buried. This was one of the
3 stragglers before referred to and when last seen were
in the vicinity of Camp. Corporal Roberts and party
had also instructions to make thorough search at Dr
Lake, and vicinity to discover any stragglers and
property but found no signs. The party with the
wagons sent out last night on the back trail returned
without finding any men or property.
August 3rd 1877.
Remained in Camp. This morning sent out a wagon and
a party to bury the man Derwin reported to have died,
by Corporal Fremont, who also accompanied the party.
On arriving in the vicinity of the supposed place,
where it had been reported that the man had died, a
most dilligent search was made by the scouts and men
no trace of his remains could be found. This morning
Capt. Lee sent a scout to Laguna Sabinas to search for
signs of Indians.
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