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PASKENTA EXPEDITION APRIL 1863
On the Nome Cult Trail west of Paskenta, to Thomes Creek.
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Date(s): April 21/22 2011 (1863). Album by 2nd cal cav member. 1 - 68 of 68 Total. 0 Visits.
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ON THE TRAIL
Iris, Company mule

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Cpl. Thos. Whiting, Pvt. J. Markey

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After checking cinches. 1Sgt. Wm. Baldwin remounts demonstrating Sharps carbine ballet.

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ON THE TRAIL
Pvt. John Markey (Dane Brown)

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ON THE TRAIL
Zuni, spots the mule skinner making his way towards us.

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Mule skinner and mules make their way to catch up to faster moving cavalry.

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By file, Cpt. AW Starr and 1Sgt Wm. Baldwin lead on.

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Cavalry on the march. How many can you spot. (Where's Pvt. Waldo?)

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ON THE TRAIL
Pvt. Markey being "tailed" by Iris.

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ON THE TRAIL
Cpt. AW Starr (Don Treco) and Shiloh

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ON THE TRAIL
Pvt. J. Markey and P. Shannon.

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ON THE TRAIL
Sgt. Rbt. Duncan (Mike Paisley) on Jake, being tailed by Iris.

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ON THE TRAIL
Recruit Pvt. Lyman (Mark Bosley), not yet uniformed.

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ON THE TRAIL
Cpt. AW Starr and Shiloh.

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ON THE TRAIL
The cantel of 1Sgt. Wm. Baldwin (Brian Frontella).
"The. Sgt.'s cup is looking..."
"'adds a certain "char..."
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LAKE SANK JAKE
"Uh..hey guys?....lil' help?"

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"LAKE SANK JAKE"
How to turn a 17 hand horse into a pony.

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LAKE SANK JAKE
"Now listen...everyone's watching and waiting. I know the water feels good...my toes are enjoying it; but we gotta get movin' on to camp, so do me a favor and climb on out of there. You're embarrassing the hell out of me."

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"LAKE SANK JAKE"

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ON THE TRAIL
Mule string led by Mr. Charles Locke.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Sometimes you just need to relax.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABITT LAKE
As seen from patrol on the trail in.

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CAMP IN DISTANCE ENLARGED

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
In our "Time Out" place.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Iris, Sgt. Duncan, Jake. (The Sgt is the one in the middle)

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Donkeys on break.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
View from Camp

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IN CAMP
And the flag is still there.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Sunday morning.
"I wonder how many pot grow..."
"Don't think we weren't wel..."
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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Sunrise hits the hills.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Trooper recruit Pvt. Lyman takes a break.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Mr. Charles Locke, muleskinner, in his "undress" uniform of the day.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Capt. Starr grabs a little shade.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Picket line.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
1Sgt. Wm. H. Baldwin at rest.
"Be afraid. Be very afraid."
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LIVE FIRE DRILL
Cpl. Whiting takes aim with his Sharps carbine; Pvt. Markey looks on.

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LIVE FIRE DRILL
Soldiers' carbines and muleskinner's rifle.

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LIVE FIRE DRILL
Pvt. Markey foreground; Cpl. Whiting background.

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LIVE FIRE DRILL
Mr. Charles Locke loads his rifle.

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LIVE FIRE DRILL
Loading through the muzzel, the "old fashioned" way. Cpl. Whiting and his breech loading sharps watches.

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ON THE TRAIL

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ON THE TRAIL

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ON THE TRAIL
1Sgt. Wm. H. Baldwin

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ON THE TRAIL
Tehama County in background.

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ON THE TRAIL
Interesting rock formations could be home to snipers.

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ON THE TRAIL

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ON THE TRAIL
Shiloh and Capt Starr moving out ahead.

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ON THE TRAIL
Valley Maidu country.

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ON THE TRAIL
Looking back to ensure no attack from the rear.

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ON THE TRAIL
Maidu spirit watching our progress.
"The buzzards started circl..."
"Yes, we had a feeling. :) ..."
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ON THE TRAIL

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ON THE TRAIL

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ON THE TRAIL
Switchbacks

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ON THE TRAIL
Sgt. Duncan on Jake.

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ON THE TRAIL
'rounding rock formations on narrow trails.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Cav camp at night.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
After a viciously windy night blowing tentage over, Cpl. Whiting awakens from under a heap of canvas.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
When the sun comes up, it comes up with a vengence. 'grabbing what little shade there is.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Mule skinner heads out of camp. We'll catch up.

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LIVE FIRE DRILL
Pvt. Patrick Shannon with revolver. Mule skinner departing camp in background, heard muttering "these Army guys are crazy".

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ON THE TRAIL
Nome Cult terrain.

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ON THE TRAIL
Pvt. Lyman (recruit, not in uniform) follows the uniformed troopers out.

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ON THE TRAIL

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ON THE TRAIL

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Note: Company "sinks" must be DOWNSTREAM of the drinking water...not UPSTREAM!

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ON THE TRAIL
Crossing the creek.

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