Some of the men took sick and were sent back.
Some just disappeared-deserters!
There were days when the men marched on only tea and hard biscuits.
Yes, there were a few mistakes made-but nothing
like this had every been tried before!
Can you image the sight–302 policemen, 338 riding horses, 114 Red–River carts and 73 wagons with
142 oxen to pull and 20 drovers, 2 field guns, and
93 head of cattle.
When it was on the move, the column of men and supplies stretched for almost 8 kms from the leader
to the rear guard.
Interactive March West Map!
© The Galt 2005