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the field artillery journal - Fort Sill - U.S. Army

THE FIELD ARTILLERY JOURNAL

FACSIMILE OF A LETTER WRITTEN BY LIEUT. PAULDING AS COPIED AND

PRESERVED BY HIS SISTER

here urged him to ask for orders which would bring him near

Washington. He declined characteristically to ask any indulgence.

Captain Paulding was an able, accomplished, modest, faithful, hardworking

officer, whose death involves a public loss."

When it is recalled that Custer's command was split into three

main groups (or four groups if the pack train miles to the rear of

the other three can be counted as a group) and that Lieutenant

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