What Are The Reasons Behind Colonel Sibley's Decisions

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During the Great Sioux uprising in 1862, in Minnesota, the Colonel during the war was Henry Hastings Sibley. Since he was the Colonel, he was in charge of sending in troops, reinforcements, food to the soldiers, and a strategic game plan. There was one factor that the civilians of the state of Minnesota and others did not like about Colonel Sibley, however. He was very slow to make his decisions on when to attack the Native Americans. Some of his explanations or excuses were requests for additional men and supplies. After that, he will depart from the fort and then go. He wrote to Governor Alexander Ramsey, “We move this morning in the direction of the fort, and will reach there tomorrow…. Oh, that I had the means to pursue and crush these

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