8.12 Soldiers pose with three of the four Hotchkiss Guns used against the Lakota at Wounded Knee. The caption on the photograph reads:
Famous Battery "K" of the 1st Artillery
These brave men and the Hotchkiss guns that
Big Foot's Indians thought were toys,
Together with the fighting 7th what's
Left of Gen. Custer's boys,
Sent 200 Indians to that
Heaven which the ghost dancer enjoys.
This checked the Indian noise,
And Gen. Miles with staff
Returned to Illinois.
Photo by Grabill, Deadwood, South Dakota.
(Library of Congress [USZ62-11974])