The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 44, July 1940 - April, 1941 Page: 72
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
dated Headquarters Fort Griffin Texas July 31st 1877,
directing me pursuant to telegraphic instructions from
Headquarters Department of Texas dated July 31st
1877, to return to Fort Concho. Accordingly at about
6 O'clock A. M. on August 7th 1877, I broke up the
supply camp and marched to the Colorado river a dis-
tance of 15 miles. Captain Lee's Command accompany-
ing me, when I camped for the night. This morning
sent Asst. Surgeon King and Lieut Lear with a four
mule ambulance to Fort Concho, their services not be-
ing required. Lieut Smither and Band detachment re-
maining with me.
August 8th 1877.
At 6 O'clock A. M. left Camp and marched to Davis
Creek a distance of 13 miles. I was here informed
that I would have to march 25 miles without reach-
ing water. I then went into Camp until 4 O'clock P. M.
when I again started and marched to Morgans Creek
a distance of 10 miles and made a dry camp. At this
place a Horse was shot, having glanders. This morn-
ing Captain Lee, and his Command separated from me
and proceeded on to Fort Griffin.
August 9th 1877.
Left Camp at 5-40 O'clock A. M. Marched to Deep
Creek a distance of 17 miles, where I found excellent
rain water and went into Camp. At this Camp one
Horse died from Blind Staggers.
August 10th 1877.
At 3-30 O'clock P. M. left Camp and marched 12
miles to Rock Springs, where I camped.
August 11th 1877.
Left Camp at 4-30 Oclock A. M. marched to Hack-
berry Springs a distance of 4 miles, where I halted
until 3-30 O'clock P. M. when I then continued on to
Willow Creek, a distance of 12 miles where I camped.
August 12th 1877.
Left Camp at 5-30 Oclock A. M. marched down
North Concho river to 3 miles East of Monumental
Peak a distance of 20 miles, where I camped.
August 13th 1877.
Left Camp at 5-30 Oclock A. M. marched down the
North Concho to Grape Creek a distance of 24 miles,
where I went into Camp.
August 14th 1877.
Left Camp at 5-15 Oclock A. M. Marched 12 miles
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