Cabinet card of Buffalo Soldier from Company B, 9th Cavalry. Scott: Lander, Wyoming, n.d., circa 1891. Imprint on recto. The soldier stands with his arms by his side, next to him appears to be a possible gilly suit or camouflage blanket. His cap rests atop clearly identifying him with Company D of the 9th Cavalry.
Troop D of the 9th Cavalry were heroic participants in the events of autumn 1879 when violence broke out between the Utes at White River Agency and their overzealous agent Nathan Meeker. The 35-man company reinforced three companies of the 5th Cavalry and a company from the 4th who were besieged by Utes in Wyoming Territory. The 9th also participated in the Johnson County War and were stationed at Fort McKinney. The photographer George W. Scott was active in Lander in the 1890s.
A bit of edge scuffing, but overall very good.
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