This son of the first white child born in Chicago (daughter of pioneering fur trader John Kinzie) served with the 1st Michigan Infantry in the Civil War, later serving as a battalion commander at the frontier in 1869 in General Nelson Miles' "Yellowstone Campaign." Item #41819
Partly-Printed DS, 1p, 11" X 8¼", Standing Rock, Dakota Territory, 18 August 1876. Very good. Partly-printed "Receipt for Quartermaster's Stores," a secretarially-completed (by Lieutenant William Badger) form signed boldly by Bates as infantry captain at lower right. Notes receipt of two "Common Tents," two sets of "Common Tent Poles" and five sets of "Common Tent Pins," noting their condition as "Serviceable" and "New." Penned just four weeks after the Battle of Little Big Horn and from the military post where Sitting Bull would later be kept. Scarce and unusual.