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Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius diary

Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius diary
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: March 30, 1867-October 9, 1867
This diary, written by Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius, contains entries from his time serving under Major General Winfield Scott Hancock on his expedition to pacify the plains Indians shortly after the end of the American Civil War. Details include transportation used, types of food eaten, weather, forging activities, medical care, encounters with hostile warriors, and many other details of a soldiers' life during the period.


Experiments in domestication and breeding of buffaloes (1889)  by Ado Hunnius

Experiments in domestication and breeding of buffaloes (1889) by Ado Hunnius
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: 1889
Written by Carl Julius Adolph "Ado" Hunnius, a collection of his thoughts on the subject of buffalo that would likely have been supported by his experiences in the U.S. Army during the American Civil War, as well as the Indian Wars that followed. Hunnius served as an enlisted man in the ranks that Custer and Hancock commanded during the 1867 campaign to pacify Native Indian tribes on the Great Plains.


Fort Zarah

Fort Zarah
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: 1914
Description of Fort Zarah written by Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius in 1914. Fort Zarah was an active military fort in Great Bend, Kansas, from 1864-1869, and Hunnius had been to the fort while serving with Major General Winfield Scott Hancock during the Indian pacification campaign of 1867. Hunnius's descriptions of Fort Zarah provide the sizes of the buildings located at the fort, and includes a drawing of the fort.


Hancock Campaign, March 1867

Hancock Campaign, March 1867
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: March 1867
This item contains Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius's notes on his participation in Major General Winfield Scott Hancock's expedition to pacify Indians living on the American plains that took place shortly after the end of the American Civil War. Hunnius, an enlisted man in the Union Army during the Civil War, indicates that General Hancock left Fort Leavenworth on March 31, 1867 "for an Indian Campaign against Kiawas, Cheyennes, and Arapahoes, reported West of Fort Larned, Kansas." Hunnius's notes provide locations, means of transportation used, men involved, as well as other details related to the campaign.


Lodges of the chiefs in the Indian village captured by General Hancock

Lodges of the chiefs in the Indian village captured by General Hancock
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: April 19, 1867
This illustration portrays Cheyenne Indian lodges on Pawnee Fork, thirty miles west of Fort Larned. These lodges were abandoned and later burned under the command of General Winfield S. Hancock. This illustration was published in Harper's Weekly, April 19, 1867. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Maul from the Village on Pawnee Fork, 14NS403

Maul from the Village on Pawnee Fork, 14NS403
Date: 1867
This granite maul fragment was recovered from the Village on the Pawnee Fork in Ness County during excavations in 1977. The maul was recovered in over 40 pieces, seven of which were able to be refit. It shows heavy battering on one end and a shallow hafting groove pecked and ground around the midsection. The Village on Pawnee Fork, home to several hundred Southern Cheyenne and Southern Teton Oglala was destroyed by order of Major General Winifred S. Hancock in 1867. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


Scissor Fragment from the Village on Pawnee Fork, 14NS403

Scissor Fragment from the Village on Pawnee Fork, 14NS403
Date: 1867
This scissor half was recovered from the Village on the Pawnee Fork in Ness County during excavations in 1977. The artifact was cleaned by electrolysis which passes an electrical current through a liquid solution to separate the rust from the artifact. It was in 1867 that the village of several hundred Southern Cheyenne and Southern Teton Oglala was destroyed by order of Major General Winifred S. Hancock. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


Steel Firearm Toe Plate from the Village on Pawnee Fork, 14NS403

Steel Firearm Toe Plate from the Village on Pawnee Fork, 14NS403
Date: 1867
The steel firearm toe plate shown here was recovered from the Village on the Pawnee Fork in Ness County during excavations in 1977. A toe plate is a metal piece attached to the stock butt of a gun. The toe plate was cleaned by electrolysis, which passes an electrical current through a liquid solution to separate the rust from the artifact. The Village on Pawnee Fork, home to several hundred Southern Cheyenne and Southern Teton Oglala was destroyed by order of Major General Winifred S. Hancock in 1867. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


Winfield Scott Hancock

Winfield Scott Hancock
Date: 1867
Portrait of General Winfield Hancock.


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