Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road
"Footnotes"

Notes

  1. Harry E. Crissman, The Ladder of Rivers: The Story of I. P. (Print) Olive (Denver: Sage Books, 1962).

  2. Lt. Col. John W. Davidson to Gen. Philip Sheridan, December 1867, "Letters Received," Department of the Missouri, 1867, Military Records, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland (hereinafter cited as National Archives); James H. Beach, "Old Fort Hays," Kansas Historical Collections, 1909-1910 11 (1910): 571-72.

  3. David Clapsaddle, comp., A Directory of Santa Fe Trail Sites (Larned, Kans.: The Wet/Dry Routes Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail, 1999), site I-3; Morris F. Taylor, First Mail West: Stagecoach Lines on the Santa Fe Trail (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1971), 123

  4. Davidson to Sheridan, December 1867.

  5. U. S. House of Representatives, House Executive Doc. No. 240, 41st Cong., 2d sess. (Serial 1425), 109.

  6. Clapsaddle, Directory of Santa Fe Trail Sites, site I-11.

  7. Davidson to Sheridan, December 1867; "Scout by William Holland of the Engineers Accompaning Co. F. Sixth Cavalry from Camp Hays to Fort Dodge," 1872, Military Records, National Archives.

  8. Clapsaddle, Directory of Santa Fe Trail Sites, site I-15.

  9. Ibid., site I-19; Davidson to Sheridan, December 1867; "Scout by William Holland."

  10. Davidson to Sheridan, December 1867; Clapsaddle, Directory of Santa Fe Trail Sites, site I-13; "Records of the Office of the Chief Engineers," part of Map 140, National Archives; Register of Graduates and Former Cadets of the United States Military Academy (Chicago: West Point Alumni Association, 1970), 240; Francis B. Heitman, Historic Register and Dictionary of the United States Army (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1965), 526-27.

  11. Davidson to Sheridan, December 1867; Clapsaddle, Directory of Santa Fe Trail Sites, site I-29.

  12. Davidson to Sheridan, December 1867; "Records of the Office of the Chief Engineers"; Register of Graduates and Former Cadets, 259.

  13. Davidson to Sheridan, December 1867; "Scout by William Holland."

  14. Davidson to Sheridan, December 1867; "Records of the Office of the Chief Engineers."

  15. David L. Spotts, Campaigning with Custer and the Nineteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry on the Washita Campaign, 1868-'69 (Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Co., 1928), 178.

  16. R. M. Wright, "Personal Reminiscences of Frontier Life in Southwest Kansas," Kansas Historical Collections, 1901-1902, 7 (1902): 64.

  17. Richard Blinn's unpublished diary is in the author's private collection; Stan Hoig, The Battle of the Washita: The Sheridan/Custer Indian Campaign of 1867-69 (Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday and Co., 1976), 211-13.

  18. Davidson to Sheridan, December 1867; Clapsaddle, Directory of Santa Fe Trail Sites, sites I-24 through I-26.

  19. Davidson to Sheridan, December 1867; Clapsaddle, Directory of the Santa Fe Trail Sites, I-25, I-30; David K. Strate, Sentinel to the Cimarron: The Frontier Experience of Fort Dodge, Kansas (Dodge City, Kans.: Cultural Heritage and Arts Center, 1970), 24, 84; Western Journal of Commerce, Kansas City, Mo., November 6, 1858.

  20. Tayor, First Mail West, 115-16, 132. The branch of the Santa Fe Trail that followed the Arkansas River westward to Bent's Fort and thence southwest to Santa Fe was not known historically as the Mountain Branch but as Bent's Fort Road. See, Janet Lecompte, "The Mountain Branch: Raton Pass and Sangre de Cristo Pass," in The Santa Fe Trail's New Perspectives (Denver: State Historical Society of Colorado, 1987), 63.

  21. Minnie Dubbs Millbrook, "An Old Trail Plowed Under-Hays to Dodge," Kansas Historical Quarterly 43 (1977): 278; "Letters Received, Fort Dodge Records, 1874, National Archives (microfilm, Kansas State Historical Society).

  22. David K. Clapsaddle, "The Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road," Kansas History 14 (Summer 1991): 104-11.

  23. Clapsaddle, Directory of Santa Fe Trail Sites, II-170.
    Used With Permission of the Author:
    David Clapsaddle

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