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Humbug Valley & Yellow Creek 1863
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Iris grabs a bite before the ride in.

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Camp on Yellow Creek

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Picket line.

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Yellow Creek

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Sgt. Robert Duncan reflects on the ride to camp.

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Camp is made on Yellow Creek.

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Pvt. Shannon, Pvt. Shimaell and Cpt. Starr.

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A rare privilege to ride among the spirits of this valley.

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1Sgt. Baldwin and Capt. Starr lead on though the valley.

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Pvt. Patrick Shannon

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Pvt. Valentine Shimaell (guidon)

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Sgt. Duncan leads Iris.

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Pvt. Patrick Shannon...a well equipped trooper.

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1Sgt. Baldwin & Cpt. Starr

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Soda Spring.

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Honored to be here.

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Marker at Soda Spring

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About Soda Spring

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At Soda Spring, out with the tap water, in with the good.

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Pvt. Shimaell & "Goliath"

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Sgt. Duncan & "Jake", leading "Iris"

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The column through the Valley.

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Cpl. Thos. Whiting

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Pvt. Valentine Shimaell

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"Zuni", mount of Cpl. Whiting.

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Map reading 101.
"Now according to this map, there's supposed to be a creek with an old dead tree laying across it somewhere on our right, right?"


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About to cross Yellow Creek.

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"C'mon Iris, you can do it."

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Iris is down in the creek. Remove pack...remove mule...continue on.

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Pvt. Shimaell strips down to search for lost gear somewhere on the bottom of the creek.

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Pvt. Shimaell, discards one pair of cavalry trousers to enter the creek.

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Eureka! Cooking implements located on the bottom of Yellow Creek. Cold water. Definate "shrinkage".

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1Sgt. Baldwin & Cpt. Starr forage for tent poles.

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Landscaping or bedmaking?

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"What exactly are we to do with Pvt. Shimaell. We've already busted him from Corporal. Any thoughts?"

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Pvt. Shimael roasts Goobers that were submerged with the mule pack to dry them out for eatin'.

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No longer "salted" in the shell.

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Cold, clear water from Yellow Creek.

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The boys done well to get us to camp.

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"Shiloh", mount of Cpt. Starr.

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"Zuni", mount of Cpl. Whiting.

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"Iris". Without her, we eat less.

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Looking up Yellow Creek from Camp.

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"Tuff" dons the First Sgt's hat while he prepared to saddle up.

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Crossing Yellow Creek on the third day....

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...and there goes Iris down in the creek again.

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Iris waits for a little help.

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Back on patrol.

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Pvt. Shimaell coaxes Goliath into the water.

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Bootless and icy cold...Pvt. Shimaell back in the saddle.

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NEVER fall asleep in camp during the day. NEVER.

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They're wrong...a watched pot DOES boil.

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Cpt. Starr, Cpl. Whiting

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Company street.

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Cpl. Whiting and "Zuni".

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Fire in his Eyes. Pvt. Patrick Shannon.

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A huddle around the fire. What are we looking at?

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Cpl. Thos. Whiting finds the perfect place to relax and dine in the "non-smoking" section.

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Pvt. Shimaell, "Just how did they make those smoke signals?!"

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Cody, a well equipped volunteer's mount.

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Clearing a house before relaxing on the porch.

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A trooper (Pvt. Patrick Shannon) on break.

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Capt. AW Starr and his copper cup with Yellow Creek water.

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Cpl. Thos. Whiting

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Some of the local flora.

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First Sgt. Wm. Baldwin

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Cpt. Augustus W. Starr

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The ghost of 1Sgt. Wm. Baldwin?

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A punnishment fit for Pvt. Valentine Shimaell. NOTE: MAY TAKE TIME TO DOWNLOAD.

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The "singing" Lillies of Yellow Creek. NOTE: MAY TAKE TIME TO DOWNLOAD.

 
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Really enjoyed this set of photos!  Good ol' Iris did her best.
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Lucy Sperlin, Fri, 1 Jul 2011 10:32AM
 
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