George Bayard’s wound

By "The Cowboy" Jim Gray

Second Lt. George Dashiell Bayard could hardly contain his excitement in a June 1, 1860, letter to his father.

Following a six-day trip from St. Louis, he had arrived at “Camp on the Pawnee Fork”, a tributary of the Arkansas River, (near present-day Larned, Kan.) for a military campaign against the Kiowas and Comanches.

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