RUNS-THE-ENEMY's COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER sold. May 1, 2015 23:13:44 GMT -5
Post by herosrest on May 1, 2015 23:13:44 GMT -5
Poster's observation -
[With careful extrapolation of the body locations and comparing the interviews of Indian participants, he determined that this revolver could only have been issued to Regimental Color Sgt. Robert M. Hughes of Company K. Accompanied by a 2-pg letter from renowned author, historian and collector, John Kopec, wherein he authenticates this revolver and verifies much of the technical information about the revolver. He speculates that it may have been simply a stolen revolver, but could have been captured by hostiles. An interview of Runs-the-Enemy, a Two-Kettle Sioux who fought at the Little Big Horn, by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon was printed in his 1913 book The Vanishing Race from his 1909 interview of Runs-the-Enemy. At about the same time another author, Ivan Stars, interviewed Chief Runs-the-Enemy and recorded it in the Sioux language then translated it into English. Both interviews relate nearly identical wording regarding the Custer Battle and the annihilation of his command. Mr. Star’s rendition also includes the statement that “All thought horse soldier all die. Then one horse soldier raise up, all thought he returned. The initials "CLS" are believed to have belonged to saddler Claus L. Schlieper who was with the 7th Cavalry at the Little Big horn and assigned to Company F with the pack train and is so listed on page 169 of The Little Big Horn, 1876, Overfield. As is well recorded, the pack train lagged behind the Custer and Reno forces and during the battle joined with Reno for the remainder of the fight on Reno Hill. Consignor relates that the family of James N. Rooney related to him that their grandfather (Rooney) has also been with Company F and the pack train. He had told the story of how he shot a Sioux warrior who had tried to take Schlieper's horse but the horse escaped and ran toward the river. www.invaluable.co.uk/auction-lot/remington-model-1861-army-percussion-revolver-pur-2243-c-8adee4f074 He also captured a nickel plated Colt after he killed a “Black” soldier (apparently Isaiah Dorman, a black scout and interpreter killed in the battle). jamesdjulia.com/item/2241-358/
This was all happening whilst Reno and Benteen stood watching the tepees in the valley being taken down, stood out of view of Custer's companies, hoping the Sioux were ....... leaving and going away. Exactly what Terry, Custer and everyone really, were trying to prevent. But Sitting Bull even surprised R & B by simply moving a mile down river.