A long dreary winter! And for what? To drive a couple
of hundred miserable aborigines from a desolate natural shelter in the
wilderness, that a few thieving cattle-men might ranch their wild steers
in a scope of isolated country, the dimensions of some several
Capt. J. G. Trimble in C. T. Brady,
Northwestern Fights and Fighters.
There was no question about the good fighting
qualities of the Modocs. They were very brave and very skillful also and
re pulsed all attacks with great loss to the troops and no particular
loss to themselves.
Sgt. Michael McCarthy