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**SOLD** "Sibley Scout" Frederick W. Sibley signed 2nd US Cavalry signed discharge
1895 Eagle Discharge for 2nd US Cavalryman Private William White, stationed at Fort Wingate, New Mexico. Signed boldly twice by then Captain Frederick W. Sibley of "Sibley Scout" fame from the 1876 Centennial Campaign.
Also signed by Colonel G. G. Hunt, the vellum document is in very good condition with wear as shown in the photos.

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"Sibley was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the 2nd United States Cavalry Regiment on June 17, 1874, and initially stationed in Nebraska before moving to Wyoming Territory. In March 1876, he participated with Company E, 2nd Cavalry in the Big Horn Expedition, and on March 17, fought with his company in the Battle of Powder River, Montana Territory. Three months later on June 17, Sibley participated in the Battle of the Rosebud under General George Crook. The battle was a defeat for Crook's men, and they retreated to Goose Creek in Wyoming Territory.

Sibley Scout
After remaining idle for more than two weeks at Goose Creek, on July 6, 1876, General Crook ordered Lieutenant Sibley to take 25 men and two scouts, Big Bat Pourier and Frank Grouard, and make a reconnaissance to the north to locate Indians. Two civilians joined Sibley's party, bringing the total up to 30 men. While traveling down the Tongue River in the vicinity of present-day Dayton, Wyoming, the scouting party discovered a large party of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors moving south very close to them. Their only chance of escape was to take a trail to the Bighorn Mountains. The war party followed closely, and after surviving attacks by pursuing Indians, the patrol abandoned their horses and traveled deep into the rough steep terrain of the Tongue River Canyon system on foot. Over several days the group was able to evade the Indian force, after which they walked over thirty miles out of the mountains back to the Goose Creek camp, arriving worn out and fatigued but with no casualties.[2] For this event, Lieutenant Sibley was brevetted to First Lieutenant for "gallantry in action on the Little Big Horn River". In July 1876, he was recommended for the Medal of Honor. On September 910, 1876, the now First Lieutenant Sibley participated in the Battle of Slim Buttes, in Dakota Territory."