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Title: GAF MINI MUSTER SCORES CORRECTED, PICTURES AND STAGE STORY LINES
Post by: Chantilly on July 23, 2006, 11:17:04 pm
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SHOOTERS!  We had 50 shooters turn out for the GAF Mini Muster hosted by the Capital City Cowboys.  Good shooting everyone!!

Top 10 Shooters
1   Shoot'n Newton
2   Calamity Nan
3   Inspector Goold
4   Cagey
5   Newge
6   Major Matt Lewis
7   Kansas Kid
8   Warren Young
9   Major Lee Wild
10 Mulberry Mary

Top 3 Shooters by Category:
Mens Smokeless Shootist
1   Shoot'n Newton
2   Cagey
3   Newge

Womens Smokeless Shootist
1  Calamity Nan
2  Mulberry Mary
3  Chantilly

Mens Black Powder Shootist
1  Boiler Plate Jackson

Womens Black Powder Shootist
1  C C Vermillion

Mens Smokeless Duelist
1  Major Matt Lewis
2  Warren Young
3  Killum Kelly

Mens Black Powder Duelist
1  Chain Blue
2  Quick Fire
3  Chauncey Whitney

Mens Pistoleer          CORRECTED 
1  Trap 
2  Grizzle Bear

Mens Senior
1  Inspector Goold
2  Kansas Kid
3  Cho Do

Womens Senior
1  Crystal Jane

Mens Elder
1  Old Sarge
2  Drifter
3  Quirt Dunn

Congratulations to everyone!  The weather was a little warm but certainly better than the heat of the past few days!  Thank you to everone participating!  Good to see you all at the range!

I'll try to get some pictures posted.

Best regards,

Chantilly
Title: Re: GAF MINI MUSTER SCORES AND PICTURES
Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 12:20:57 am
Shoots Slow, Major Matt Lewis, Books and Quick Fire -
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Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 12:23:55 am
Warren Young and Boiler Plate Jackson -
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Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 12:26:51 am
Warren Young, Newge and Grizzle Bear -
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Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 12:29:05 am
CC Vermillion and Trap -
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Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 12:32:36 am
Kansas Kid -
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Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 12:34:49 am
Megan O Ruckus and Guns Garret -
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Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 12:36:39 am
Lilla Bit Wild -
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Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 12:45:43 am
The Dispatcher -
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Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 12:47:45 am
Lilla Bit Wild and Major Matt Lewis -
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Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 12:51:07 am
Grizzle Bear -
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Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 12:53:21 am
Grizzle Bear  -
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Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 12:56:11 am
TOP -
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Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 12:58:25 am
Slow Gun McDuff and Buffalo Phil -
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Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 01:01:53 am
Books and Quick Fire -
Title: Re: GAF MINI MUSTER SCORES AND PICTURES
Post by: Grizzle Bear on July 24, 2006, 08:19:03 am
Don't think I was the only person shooting Pistoleer, was I?

Grizzle Bear

Title: Re: GAF MINI MUSTER SCORES AND PICTURES
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on July 24, 2006, 08:42:21 am
Once again.  This was one awesome event.  Thank you so much for the time and effort.
Title: Re: GAF MINI MUSTER SCORES AND PICTURES
Post by: Guns Garrett on July 24, 2006, 06:17:34 pm
Megan and I enjoyed the heck out of it!  We look forward to the next one, wherever it may be.  Glad it cooled off some.  Enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones.  See y'all at Ackley.
Guns Garrett
Title: Re: GAF MINI MUSTER SCORES AND PICTURES
Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 06:28:48 pm
Don't think I was the only person shooting Pistoleer, was I?

Grizzle Bear



Well Grizzle - you are right.  I corrected the listing at the first post.  Trap also shot Pistoleer (sorry Trap, I had you in the wrong category).  SO -

Mens Pistoleer looks like this -
1.  Trap
2.  Grizzle Bear

Thanks for shooting the category!  Several of the newer shooters to our group enjoyed the opportunity to see other weapons at work!
Title: Re: GAF MINI MUSTER SCORES AND PICTURES - CORRECTED
Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 06:36:12 pm
I was asked by a couple of people to share the story lines for the stages.  All stages were based on military events that occured in or very near Kansas and connected with the Frontier Forts.

Stage 1

In September 1864, General James Blunt, commander of the military district, took charge of a body of troops at Fort Larned and marched westward, looking for Indians.  About seventy-five miles west of the fort on September 25, Blunt attacked an encampment estimated to contain more than three thousand Kiowas, Arapahos, and Cheyennes.  He routed and pursued them for several days, reportedly killing nine and wounding many more.  The Indians finally escaped, and the troops – two of whom were killed and seven wounded – returned to Fort Larned.  Thwarted by cold weather, Indian raids in Kansas decreased in 1864, but hostilities in Colorado increased.

Stage 2

In February 1867, Indian interpreter Fred Jones claimed that Kiowa chief Satanta told him that the Indians wanted all military posts removed from the Plains, Santa Fe Trail traffic to be stopped at Council Grove, and the railroad to the stopped at Junction City.  If this were not done, the Indians would combine and drive the whites from the region.  Such reports – even if untrue as this one turned out to be – convinced military leaders than an Indian uprising was imminent.  In response, Major General Winfield S Hancock, commanding the military department, organized a force of fourteen hundred troops.

Hancock led his forces to arrive at Fort Larned on April 7, 1867, where he hoped to meet with Indian leaders.  A snowstorm delayed the planned meeting.  When the Indian leaders did not come to the fort, Hancock marched his command up Pawnee Fork to where some Cheyennes and Sioux were encamped.  The approach of the large body of soldiers frightened the women and children, and the encampment was hastily abandoned.  Hancock was convinced that the Indians must have been hostile or they would not have fled.  Later, Hancock received reports that Indians had attacked stage stations along with Smokey Hills Trail.  Assuming that Indians who had fled Pawnee Fork camp carried out these attacks, Hancock ordered the village, tipis, and all other property burned.  His orders were carried out on April 19.  His destruction of the Indian village probably contributed to the increase in Indian resistance during the summer of 1867 later known as Hancock’s War.

Stage 3

On June 26, 1867,   a large force of Indians came near Fort Wallace.  Captain Barnitz and about 49 men gave them battle for more than three hours.  The troopers were nearly trapped by the Indians following an attempted decoy and ambush.  Barnitz called it “a desperate little fight…doubtless the most extensive engagement that has occurred for some time, on these plains.”  Indian losses were estimated at twenty.  The troops experienced 7 killed and 6 wounded.  The bodies of the slain soldiers were badly mutilated.  Warfare on the plains continued.
Title: Re: GAF MINI MUSTER SCORES AND PICTURES - CORRECTED
Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 06:39:24 pm
Stage 4

On August 24, 1868,  Major George A. Forsyth, given the rank of brevet colonel, was directed to employ fifty first class hardy frontiersmen to be used as scouts against the hostile Indians.  This was considered a “new idea” at the time to better battle the Indians.  Lieutenant Frederick H. Beecher, Third Infantry, was Forsyth’s subordinate officer.  The men started out a few days after arriving at Fort Wallace on September 5 after it was learned that Indians had attacked a wagon train near the town of Sheridan.  On September 16, on the Indian’s trail, the scouts camped near the Arikaree Fork in present eastern Colorado.  The following morning, they were attacked by a large force of Cheyenne and Sioux.  The scouts took refuge on an island in the creek, dug rifle pits , and fought back.  All the scout’s horses were soon killed or captured.  Surrounded, the scouts’ situation appeared hopeless.  Two pairs of scouts on the first and third night were able to depart for help.  The Scouts at Beecher Island did not know whether the couriers had been killed or were on the way to Fort Wallace.  Indians kept them pinned down for four days and the scouts remained at the site for a total of nine days unable to move the wounded. The scouts ran out of rations and consumed some flesh from their dead horses.   Lieutenant Beecher, a nephew of Henry Ward Beecher, was killed on September 17 and the engagement became known at the Battle of Beecher Island.  Chauncey Whitney, later a lawman in Ellsworth, was one of the participants.  Forsyth’s Scouts was considered a disaster.

Stage 5

On June 26, 1869,  Indians raided the town of Sheridan and killed one man.  Settlements in north-central Kansas suffered several attacks in which citizens were killed and a few taken prisoner, including Maria Weichel and Suzanna Alderdice and her baby.  Suzanna was the wife of Thomas Alderdice and sister of Eli Ziegler, both served with Forsyth’s Scouts and survived the Battle of Beecher Island.  The public was outraged and the army was directed to end these hostilities.  Major Carr led troops and three Scouts, with Buffalo Bill Cody as chief scout.  After a pursuit that lasted several days, Tall Bull’s Cheyenne Dog Soldiers were defeated by Carr’s command on July 11, 1869.  The Indians lost 52, including Tall Bull.  The two women captives were rescued.  The baby had died soon after capture. 

Stage 6

The effect of the railroad on Fort Dodge was explained by the post surgeon in 1875:  “the completion of the railroad to this post has given it the importance formerly attached to Fort Hays.  It is now the point from which the Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Kiowa, and Comanche Indians are watched.”  Also, when the railroad arrived at Dodge City, originally called Buffalo City, it became the center for buffalo hunters who quickly eliminated the large herds in the Central and Southern Plains.  This slaughter removed the commissary on which Plains Indians had depended for more than a century.  It was encouraged by military leaders and made it impossible for the Indians to sustain their traditional way of life.  General Philip Sheridan testified before the Texas legislature in 1875 that the buffalo hunters “have done more in the last two years … to settle the vexed Indian question than the entire regular army has done in the last thirty years.”  Only a few officers protested. 
Title: Re: GAF MINI MUSTER SCORES AND PICTURES - CORRECTED
Post by: Chantilly on July 24, 2006, 06:53:04 pm
If you want the entire pages with target set up and directions for shooting the stage, pm your email and I'll send them (hopefully, the target picture set up won't shift - happy to email them on request).  Anyone is welcome to use them or feel free to modify to fit your needs.

If you are interested in more about the Frontier Forts in Kansas, I picked up a nifty set of 8 books on the Frontier Forts -
1  Fort Scott
2  Fort Hays
3  Fort Larned
4  Fort Wallace
5  Fort Dodge
6  Fort Riley
7  Fort Harker
8  Fort Leavenworth

The books are published by the Kansas State Historical Society and I believe they can be ordered from their gift shop via internet - http://www.kshs.org/store/home.php?cat=262  They have a nice selection of books!