A Guide to the Charles A. P. Hatfield Report, 1874
Charles A. P. Hatfield served as a Lieutenant in Company E of the Fourth United States Cavalry commanded by Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie and fought against Southern Plains Indians in the Red River War, 1874-1875. On September 28, 1874, Hatfield participated in the battle of Palo Duro Canyon, the major battle of the Red River War and the Plains Indians’ last effort at armed resistance.
Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. “Palo Duro Canyon, Battle of,” http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/PP/btp3.html (accessed July 16, 2010).
Tudor, W. G. “Ghost Writers of the Palo Duro.” The Southwestern Historical Quarterly 99, 4 (April 1996): 533-41.
The Charles A. P. Hatfield Report, 1874, is a typescript copy of a narrative written by Hatfield, describing the battle of Palo Duro Canyon on September 28, 1874.
This collection is open for research.
Charles A. P. Hatfield Report, 1874, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
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