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Name McKinney, John Augustine, 1846-1876
Born 10/04/1846
Birthplace Drummonds, Tennessee
Notes Camp Cantonment was renamed Fort McKinney on August 30, 1877 after First Lieutenant John A. McKinney, 4th U.S. Cavalry, killed by on November 25, 1876 at Crazy Woman Creek in the battle with the Northern Cheyenne Dull Knife and his warriors.
Deceased 11/25/1876
Deceased where South Dakota

Associated Records

Image of RG0826.AM - RG0826 Bruning, Fred, 1858-1940

RG0826.AM - RG0826 Bruning, Fred, 1858-1940

This collection consists of two copies of an account by Fred Bruning titled "Winter of 1876-1877 at Camp Canby," and a handwritten autobiography. He writes of life working in fort trading posts in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah from 1876-1883, including one year at the Red Cloud Indian Agency. He returned to Omaha, Nebraska, where he writes of being in business, as well as being a Douglas County, Nebraska, Commissioner.