"...hunted on the very flank of the main buffalo herd of North America.
When I remember that I have chased on horseback and slain a brace of
giant bulls; that I have helped to hold one of those royal monsters at
bay for half an hour while the artist Bierstadt made a color study of his
death charge; beyond all, when I recall the memory of that black moving
mass of savage life, reaching without gap to the horizon's edge on every
side of me -- that main herd only to be counted by hundreds of thousands --
I can almost forgive myself the suffering endured later in the Overland
SOURCE: Ludlow, Fitz Hugh "From the Missouri to the Rocky Mountains"
The Golden Era 21 Feb. 1864.
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