3 Pvt. Shannon New mount "Bandit" joins the Company.
4 1st Sgt. Baldwin "Whatsamatter, you've never seen water fall from the sky before? Route march, FORWARD"!
5 Creek crossing Pvt. Hennison negotiates Colby Creek.
6 1st Sgt. Baldwin Posing for an "In Charge" photo moment.
7 Plodding along F-R: Pvts. Shannon, Hennison, Wilson.
8 Scouting ahead Sgt. Duncan and mount, Gunner, taking the advance for a pleasant change.
9 Pvt. Hennison Riding mount "Cody".
10 Making good time 1st Sgt. Baldwin on mount "Storm" ahead of Pvt. Wilson on "Domingo", leading our newly re-assigned pack animal.
11 Through the meadow
12 On the trail
13 Pvt. Hennison
14 On the trail Passing several campsites in favor of one spotted on an earlier patrol.
15 Pvt. Ashley Lyman Riding mount "Palo".
16 No, we're going THIS way Sgt. Duncan watches as Pvt. Shannon has a "discussion" with his new mount.
17 Breif pause Awaiting the return of the advanced scout.
18 We camp here Arrival at overnight camp area.
19 Sgt. Duncan Taking care of the pack animal.
20 Pvt. Wilson "Does it seem to have gotten colder?"
21 1St Sgt. Baldwin "Stop horsing around and get camp set up".
22 Pvt. Shannon "My left knee is beginning to ache.."
23 1st Sgt. Baldwin "Whatsamatter, you've never seen ice fall from the sky before? Work faster!"
24 Tents going up Snow continues.
25 Camp of Cavalry New dusting of snow.
26 Rain fly A structure over the fire to keep it dry- Seems like a good idea...
27 Smokehouse ..Or, maybe not. The first rule of low smokehouse: Don't stand up in low smokehouse.
28 Picket line Camp in background.
29 1st Sgt. Baldwin Surveying his new domain as horses have dinner.
30 Around the campfire Sun coming out.
31 Around the campfire
32 Clouds abate Turns out to be a nice afternoon.
33 Drying firewood Making coffee.
34 Campfire meeting Discussing punishment ideas for absentee troopers. "I was sick, you bastards! ..." View Comments...
35 Pome tree These are quite rare.
36 Inspecting the Company "Street" More like a "Company Court". Tents set up with "feet to the fire" for warmth. "That is actually one fine ..." View Comments...
37 "And here's a horse" Into the chilly night, 1st Sgt. Baldwin entertains the cold and weary troopers with shadow puppets on the overhead canvas. Camp morale much improved. "I was not aware the 1st Sg..." View Comments...
38 A frosty morning
39 Chow call Morning meal of bacon, biscuits, canned fruit and coffee.
40 Camp of Cavalry
41 Thanks a lot, Dad. "Take it off! The other horses are making fun of me".
42 Grazing at sunrise "Palo" enjoys his own breakfast.
43 Cav mount "Gunner"
44 Sunrise peaking through
45 Missed it by that much Okay, I know I said that if we set up camp here, we will have the morning sun. Gimme a break. It was cloudy and I didn't have a compass. I only missed it by about 60 feet!
46 Pvt. Shannon You can become Corporal once you grow into this.
47 Hearty troopers and mounts The morning patrol to Colby Mountain begins.
48 Manzanita fields
49 Patrolling the mountain
50 Patrolling the mountain
51 Taking a break About half way there.
52 Taking a break Note Cpl. Whiting "out of uniform". The folly of forgetting his sack coat at Camp Bidwell for the coldest ride of the year was punishment enough.
53 Ascending rapidly
54 Top of the mountain Foothills and Sacramento Valley in background.
55 Patrol at the top Mt. Lassen in background.
56 CAPTURED! Confederate signal station Yeah, so it's really a fire lookout. Sue me.
57 Troopers at the top L-R: 1st Sgt. Baldwin, Pvt. Shannon, Pvt. Wilson and "Cpl." Whiting. Photo courtesy of Pvt. Hennison
58 1st Sgt. Baldwinn "Whatsamatter, you never seen sunlight before? And where's your sack coat?"
59 Pvt. Shannon and Bandit Breaking camp, heading out.
60 Staunch reminder Thinking about our beloved but absent commander.
61 Heading out The return march begins.
62 Maintaining a safe distance Zuni keeping back from "that pack horse bastard who kicked me earlier". "Good one Shiloh! That's my..." View Comments...
63 Pvt. Shannon
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