PAS_TR_107_0977_P104_2

PAS_TR_107_0977_P104_2

May 8, 1885, Gabriele Crossing

To: The Times, Winnipeg
From: Signed J.F.C

“Troops moved north this am and are now encamped short distance from Batoche and will attack Rebels who are strongly entrenched there early tomorrow. Steamer “Northcote” having been fitted up to resist bullets, it will accompany force & Surgeon Horsey from garrison at Clarks Crossing has gone to front –

Messenger from Clarks Crossing reports all wounded in hospital Saskatoon doing well except Private Code who may yet have to lose both legs. Steamer and barges from S. [Swift] Current expected down river tomorrow, water having risen last 24 hours about 3 feet”