The ’74 Mounties: The Great March Across the Plains – Part 2
By Major Fred A. Bagley, late of Banff, Alberta
‘The “New” Fort Toronto
At the “New” Fort, the inevitable confusion attending attending the organization of raw recruits, and ever rawer Officers into a cohesive and disciplined force reigned.
Apart from Colonel French, the Commissioner, very few of the Officers could boast of any military training.
Conspicuous among the trained officers was Major James M. Walsh, whose erect bearing and quick energetic movements gave early evidence that he possessed that virile character which was in after years to earn for him the name: “Sitting Bull’s Boss.”‘
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