Comments on: William Christy—First Casualty http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/02/08/william-christy-first-casualty/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=william-christy-first-casualty The official blog of Ancestry Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:59:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Paulhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/02/08/william-christy-first-casualty/#comment-69804 Paul Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:27:56 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=9614#comment-69804 Peggy,

Ah, I should clarify. Christy is credited–if that’s the right word–with being the first buffalo soldier or first member of the 10th Cavalry to be killed in action. The record shown here is not enough on its own to establish that fact, and I was using this return in conjunction with historical accounts, including Captain Armes’s (who led the action) report.

The man who seems to get the short shrift by history, though, is the second man listed as killed in action that day, Thomas Smith. He is not mentioned along with Christy in most accounts, and I need to dig a bit deeper to find out whether he was killed in the long retreat that followed Christy’s death as the men made their way back to Fort Hays.

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By: Peggy Derashttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/02/08/william-christy-first-casualty/#comment-69762 Peggy Deras Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:32:31 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=9614#comment-69762 I beg your pardon, but there are five soldiers on this list who died August 1st.

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