Deadwood's Nigger General Samuel Fields "irrepressible, duplicatory, candescent" "the 'slycoon' senegambian"

Deadwood to petition Sherman for military post
Sep 09 1876
In regard to: Deadwood

Poll tax and road tax on all males over 21, under 50
Jul 09 1877
In regard to: Lawrence County

Deadwood sets up military post and "muster roll"
Jul 26 1877
In regard to: Deadwood

Military post set up against Indian attack
Jul 26 1877
In regard to: Deadwood

Colored voters, 75 of them, hold meeting on election
Nov 03 1877
In regard to: Black Americans

Fields at colored citizens meeting
Nov 06 1877
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Mining and Real Estate Transfers
Dec 30 1877
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

The Shakspearian darkey, attacked by snow balls
Mar 27 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Nigger who created the fun for the boys on Main St
Apr 23 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Mr Callison is of opinion that Fields is guilty
Aug 23 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Eleven black males around one black female
Apr 24 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Took note to Mrs Gay which caused shooting
Apr 26 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

General Field put in jail in Gay-Forbes case
Apr 26 1878
In regard to: Black Americans

Put in jail to protect him from mob in shooting
Apr 26 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

In jail, gaffing a witness
May 14 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

What is to be done with the darkey General Fields
Jun 13 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Wouldn't an invitation to take a walk be in order
Jun 14 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Prison life didn't change him a bit
Jun 15 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Lodged complaint in Burke's court for stolen goods
Jul 01 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

General Field lodged complaint against him in court
Jul 01 1878
In regard to: Rily,

Wonder what bar the darkey cleaned up this morning
Jul 12 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Darkey arraigned for stealing from Lola's Place
Jul 24 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Arrest of Gen Fields for stealing
Jul 25 1878
In regard to: Waters, Lena

Darkey arrested, connected in some way with murder
Aug 20 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Gen Fields not making friends in camp lately
Aug 21 1878
In regard to: Black Americans

Devilish Deadwood, murder of Mrs. John Callison
Aug 21 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Fields, Samuel at murder trail of Mrs. J. Callison
Aug 21 1878
In regard to: Black Americans

Common opinion is to give him 30 minutes to leave
Aug 21 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Still a suspect in Mrs Callison murder
Aug 21 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel
In regard to: Callison, Minnie murder, school teacher

Followed on the streets by General Field, darkey
Aug 24 1878
In regard to: Graham, F.C.

Followed Graham toward the Sheriff's office
Aug 24 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Has no right to vote, Southern States
Sep 03 1878
In regard to: Black Americans

Building of new military Post good for Deadwood
Sep 14 1878
In regard to: Fort Meade

George W. Keating and O.B. Davis Hung by Vigilantes
Sep 19 1878
In regard to: Whitbeck, L. Field , reporter

General Field probably arrested for hanging Keating and Davis
Sep 26 1878
In regard to: Keating, George
In regard to: Davis, O.B.

On streets looking like hero smoking cigar
Sep 26 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

In Deadwood with Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis
Sep 03 1878
In regard to: McKenna, J.F.
In regard to: Adams, Richard O.

Gen. Fields, black Ben. Butler of the Black Hills
Oct 09 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Stampeded for the jail hearing of Rogers and Lovell
Oct 14 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Couk either killed her or knows who did
Nov 30 1878, p.4 , col.3
In regard to: Couk, M.L.
In regard to: Callison, Minnie murder, school teacher

Had her house broken into, bed clothing stolen
Dec 02 1878
In regard to: Simms, Annie

Said he did not commit the murder
Dec 04 1878
In regard to: Couk, M.L.
In regard to: Callison, Minnie murder, school teacher

Woman attempted to commit suicide, Fields prevented
Dec 12 1878
In regard to: Simms, Annie
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Official discoveries in the Callison murder case
Dec 18 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Citizens of South Deadwood want him for Justice
May 17 1879
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Submitted his nominee of Gen Fields for Justice
May 17 1879
In regard to: Watson, Henry, chairman of colored voters meeting
In regard to: Mahan, John, ex-deputy, club owner, faro dealer
In regard to: Gantt, T. Fulton, Deadwood Attorney

Concerns of electing another Justice of the Peace
May 17 1879
In regard to: South Deadwood

Ex-deputy Mahan to have club room behind Cooleys'
May 24 1879
In regard to: Mahan, John

Gen advised citizens to go to bed to prevent death
Jul 08 1879
In regard to: Fields, General

New commander, Gen Sturgis, in town visiting Nixon
Jul 26 1879
In regard to: Fort Meade

Most prominent of colored brethren at picnic
Aug 02 1879
In regard to: Fields, General

Case in the district court
Oct 12 1879
In regard to: Fields,

Made speech on large box, egged by audience
Nov 04 1879
In regard to: Fields, General

Man hit in back of head with egg at Field's egging
Nov 04 1879
In regard to: Fields, General

Quote, "Cast more ballots, will have more votes"
Nov 05 1879
In regard to: Fields, General

Will deliver lecture in Central City on Saturday
Nov 08 1879
In regard to: Fields, General

Large force of men at work clearing for courthouse
Nov 18 1879
In regard to: Evans, Fred T.

If building isn't a courthouse, would make good hotel
Nov 30 1879
In regard to: Evans, Fred T.

Drew "cuts" for justice of peace, he won
Nov 30 1879
In regard to: Duree, won
In regard to: Wood, W.M., lost

Made half a dozen $500 bets on horse race
Feb 01 1880
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Put himself under the protection of Sheriff Manning
Feb 06 1880
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Deputy testifies that Gen Fields boots fit tracks
Feb 17 1880
In regard to: Fields, Samuel
In regard to: Brewer, William Deputy

Seen standing in the street outside of Callisons
Feb 18 1880
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Was felt he killed Callison for Forbes and Gay
Feb 18 1880
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Purchased house adjoining stables from Hussey
Mar 04 1880
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Gen Fields bought the house adjoining the stables
Mar 04 1880
In regard to: Ammerman, John stables

Col claims to carry colored vote in breeches pocket
Apr 16 1880
In regard to: Lawrence, John

Sending colored troops to post not a popular decision
May 02 1880
In regard to: Military

Proud of Gen Fields, he is the coming dark horse
May 21 1880
In regard to: Maillard, Henry

Gen Fields is liveliest man ever seen with wheelbarrow
May 21 1880
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Nigger General escaped with his scalp
Jun 25 1880
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Indians to perform at the Gem Theatre
Aug 03 1880
In regard to: Young Mule
In regard to: Womba-gee-Sapa
In regard to: Stands First
In regard to: Slow Bear
In regard to: Red Cloud
In regard to: Opoga
In regard to: No Water
In regard to: Moccasin
In regard to: Lone Wolf
In regard to: Joker
In regard to: Johnny Come Lately

Indians to entertain at Gem Theatre
Aug 04 1880
In regard to: Little Red
In regard to: Iron Crow

Entertainment made whole lower end of city shake
Aug 06 1880
In regard to: Indians

Companies K,H,A and D expected next week
Aug 14 1880
In regard to: Military
In regard to: Black Americans

First colored soldiers from fort visited Deadwood
Aug 31 1880
In regard to: Military

Gen Fields put on soldier pants like black troops
Aug 31 1880
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Colored troops fought nobly but found dead-drunk
Sep 17 1880
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Colored "sojors" at Meade gave grand dress ball
Oct 06 1880
In regard to: Fort Meade

Colored from Deadwood invited to ball at Ft Meade
Oct 06 1880
In regard to: Black Americans

Ask to speak at Colored soldiers grand ball
Oct 06 1880
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Gen makes sure colored ball is enjoyable time
Oct 06 1880
In regard to: Sturgis, Samuel D.

Deadwood Colored extend thanks to Company K for ball
Oct 06 1880
In regard to: Fields, Samuel
In regard to: Walker,
In regard to: Parker,
In regard to: Irvine, Miss
In regard to: Hershaw, Miss
In regard to: Bowen, Miss
In regard to: Barber, Miss

General egged when he tried to make a speech
Oct 22 1880
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Democrats gave him horse and bell to round up crowd
Oct 29 1880
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Nigger General made longest and best effort of night
Nov 02 1880
In regard to: Fields, General

"Don't feel any better than a darkey"; Gen Fields
Nov 02 1880
In regard to: McDermott, Jack

Gen Fields tells how he loves Sheriff Manning
Nov 02 1880
In regard to: Manning, John P.

Come into nearby towns and dance for tobacco and supplies
Nov 06 1880
In regard to: Indians

To furnish 4 wild lions in one cage
Feb 19 1881
In regard to: King Brothers

Will enter King Brothers lion cage
Feb 19 1881
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Renowned warriors of Ogallalla tribe in Deadwood
Feb 24 1881
In regard to: Indians

Iron Crow has attended the Gem Theater
Mar 06 1881
In regard to: Indians

Ogalalla's to sell pelts, furs in Deadwood
Mar 26 1881
In regard to: Indians

Col. says poll tax and other ordinances are illegal
Apr 19 1881
In regard to: Hussey, Tim

Wants to sell his building for a courthouse
May 04 1881
In regard to: Evans, Fred T.

Testimony from 1880 regarding stability of building
May 13 1881
In regard to: Evans Courthouse

Ordinance 21, amending the poll-tax
May 14 1881
In regard to: Poll-Tax

Gen. elated over purchase of Evans courthouse
May 15 1881
In regard to: Fields,

Gen. held enthusiastic audience on lower Main St.
May 28 1881
In regard to: Fields,

Citizens not allowed to work out their poll tax
Jun 01 1881
In regard to: Poll-Tax

Gen says storm wasn't hurricane was "sly-coon"
Jun 09 1881
In regard to: Fields,

Gen. disappears into cellar to avoid gale of wind
Jun 16 1881
In regard to: Fields,

Gen. inquires about the end of the earth
Jun 20 1881
In regard to: Fields,

Gen returns from carbonate camp, talks to reporter
Aug 06 1881
In regard to: Fields,

Cleans chimneys, ad
Jan 03 1882
In regard to: Mitchell, Henry
In regard to: Black Americans

Selling moccasins and pipes in town
Feb 17 1882
In regard to: Indians

Indians saluted Gen Fields like monarch, "moke" returned
Feb 28 1882
In regard to: Indians

Indians saluted Gen like monarch, bowed low
Feb 28 1882
In regard to: Fields, General

Nigger General and white cayuse had exciting race
Apr 01 1882
In regard to: General Fields

Rumored Col will withdraw, Gen Fields will run instead
Apr 22 1882
In regard to: Thomas,

Payment of poll tax a matter for court to decide
Apr 27 1882
In regard to: Deadwood

Councel let court decide on payment of poll tax
Apr 27 1882
In regard to: Steele, W.R.
In regard to: Kingsley, W.C.

Put Gen Fields in charge of men working on poll tax
Apr 29 1882
In regard to: Panzas, Sancho

Nigger General bossing gang of men over poll tax
Apr 29 1882
In regard to: Fields, General

"Solid Six" general ordinance #4, Duties of Health Officer
Apr 29 1882
In regard to: Fields,
In regard to: Willard,
In regard to: Thomas, A.D.
In regard to: Smith,
In regard to: Paugh, R.
In regard to: McLaughlin,
In regard to: Lawrenson, Job
In regard to: Hussey, Tim
In regard to: Deadwood

Allow to work off poll tax, unless he votes wrong?
May 02 1882
In regard to: McGugin,

Rumored that he will be the next marshall
May 12 1882
In regard to: Fields, General

Nigger Gen in heated argument called himself white
Jun 02 1882
In regard to: Fields, General

Monopoly mass meeting drew a small crowd
Nov 07 1882
In regard to: Nigger General

Sign pinned to back, "Deligat to Congres"
Nov 12 1882
In regard to: Fields, General

Voluble, irrepressible, duplicatory, candescent...
Dec 07 1882
In regard to: Fields, General

Can testify to Fields voluble and irrepressible character
Dec 07 1882
In regard to: Dunn, Bill, Officer

Deducting poll tax out of employees wages
May 29 1883
In regard to: Homestake Mine

Pray he may be bitten by his dog, hydrophobia
Apr 04 1883
In regard to: General Fields

Petition circulated asking Col to run for Mayor
Apr 10 1883
In regard to: Steele, W. R. Col., Attorney

Marriage, to Nellie Walker, at residence of bride
Apr 10 1883
In regard to: Smith, Andrew Jack
In regard to: Walker, Nellie

Gave bride and groom a pair of silver napkin rings
Apr 10 1883
In regard to: General Fields

Col gave bride and groom a magnificent bride's cake
Apr 10 1883
In regard to: Steele, W.R. Col., Attorney

Gave bride and groom a new broom
Apr 10 1883
In regard to: Mitchell, Henry, black janitor

Gave bride and groom an elegant set of china
Apr 10 1883
In regard to: Mitchell, Mary

Gave bride and groom a set of glassware
Apr 10 1883
In regard to: Walker, Jessie

Gave bride and groom a lot of silk handkerchiefs
Apr 10 1883
In regard to: Woodruff, Mrs

Gave bride and groom a pair of vases
Apr 10 1883
In regard to: McLaughlin, W.L., Deadwood Athletic Club officer

New mayor's inaugural speech
May 09 1883
In regard to: Steele, William R., Mayor Deadwood

Not the only General, there is General Dawson
May 30 1883
In regard to: Fields,

Fields and Stern fought duel with garden hoses
Jul 15 1883
In regard to: Stern,

Horsemanship, military bearing and excellent appearance
Aug 02 1883
In regard to: Fields, General

Commissioners accepted resignation of Coroner Pratt
Oct 02 1883
In regard to: Pratt, George W., Lawrence County Coroner

Asked for appointment to Pratt's position, coronor
Oct 03 1883
In regard to: Fields, General

Was in favor of granting General Fields petition
Oct 03 1883
In regard to: Roy, Samuel

Appointed to fill vacancy of Coroner Pratt
Oct 04 1883
In regard to: Smith, B.P.

It was amusing to hear remarks of the spectators who were present when the electric lights were exhibited on Friday night. Of course all of them had been perfectly familiar with electric lights all their lives, with the exception of this reporter who was raised in a sugar trough in the backwoods, and for the first time beheld their dazzling brilliancy. General Fields thought they were sparks; he had seen them in New Orleans befo' the wah, and one of them was bigger than Judge Romans' fifteen.
December 16, 1883
In regard to: Fields, Gen.
In regard to: Electricity

Fields alleges concocted into scheme.
July 11, 1884
General Fields is exceedingly cholerous, and will not be tranquilized. He alleges many things, among others that he was "concocted" into a scheme in imitation of Swiss bell-ringers, and was consequently escorted into a by-way and "insolently" held up. He threatens certain ones with "persecution to the full extension of the law," and means what he says.
In regard to: Fields, General

Field campaigns.
Aug. 16, 1884
Crowd gathered to listen to political address by General Samuel Field before departure on Butler campaigning tour.
In regard to: Field, Samuel.
In regard to: Butler.
In regard to: Bloom, Sol, The haberdasher, “Honest goods sold at honest prices”

Fields scents storm.
Aug. 29, 1884
Yesterday's "slycoon" was scented from afar by General Fields, who sought refuge.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel.
In regard to: Weather.

Fields campaigns for Butler.
Sept. 9, 1884
Bismarck Tribune: "Dakota sends Gen. Samuel Fields to Massachusetts to boom for Butler."
In regard to: Fields, Samuel.
In regard to: Butler.

Icicles break window panes.
Feb. 1, 1885
Icicles dropping from the eaves at the Merchants broke a number of panes of glass in the sky-light. Gen. Fields declared ghosts were promenading.
In regard to: Weather.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel.
In regard to: Merchants Hotel

General Fields employed at the Wentworth.
April 24, 1885
General Fields, the colored porter and waiter who has been connected with the Merchants hotel, has severed his connection with that house and is now at the Wentworth.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

General Fields has competition.
May 20, 1885
General Fields has opposition. A sprightly boot-black with a highly decorated "kit" recently arrived from St. Louis and a gentele lad he is.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

General Field has letter from Ault.
June 11, 1885
General Field is in receipt of a letter from P.G. Ault, dated Waukesha, Wis., at which place Ault is located with his family.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel.
In regard to: Ault, P. G.

Lemonade stand.
July 11, 1885
Dozen or so lads selling lemonade thought they had quite a deal with General Fields, until he motioned up the street.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

General Fields tries bull-whacking.
July 17, 1885
General Fields tried his hand at bull-whacking, last evening. Having succeeded in turning the yoke on his leaders, he quietly withdrew from the street.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

General Fields arrested.
July 19, 1885
General Fields arrested on disorderly conduct, which resulted in the arrest of Charles Tucker, the freighter.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel.
In regard to: Tucker, Charles

Justice court.
July 21, 1885
Long Kid Hale pleads guilty; Centennial well represented; City vs. General Fields.
In regard to: Welge, George.
In regard to: Driscoff, Fred.
In regard to: Driscoll, Martin.
In regard to: Foley, Matthew.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel.
In regard to: Hale, J.
In regard to: Duffy, John C.

Tucker discharged from custody.
July 22, 1885
Mayor Star ordered discharge of Charles E. Tucker, arrested on disorderly conduct; Fields fined $1 and cost.
In regard to: Tucker, Charles E.
In regard to: Selbie, William.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel.
In regard to: Hall, George H.
In regard to: Star, Solomon

General Field after horses.
Oct. 14, 1885
General Field goes to Custer today after horses for Al Raymond.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

General Field returns with no stock.
Oct. 18, 1885
General Field returned from Custer and Rapid last evening, but with no stock.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

General Fields loses watch.
March 11, 1886
Rapid Journal reports "General" Fields, negro employed at the International hotel, claims to have lost a gold watch valued at $100. It was to be raffled to cover expenses of late hotel cook's funeral.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel.

Pay poll tax to vote.
May 2, 1886
A $2 poll tax must be paid before you can vote. A. Fox, Merchants National, is city treasurer.
In regard to: Fox, Alvin.

Ineffective slycoon.
July 11, 1886
An incipient "slycoon" cavorted in, over and around the upper portion of the city yesterday afternoon, but beyond raising great clouds of dust, and harrassing the nerves of the timid, was totally ineffective.
In regard to: Weather.

Gen. Fields and friend before Justice Hall.
April 9, 1887
General Fields will today interview Judge Hall by appointment. His lady friend is also expected to be present.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel.
In regard to: Hall, George H.

Hall's court April 10.
April 10, 1887
Programme for yesterday in Hall's court promised to be the day of the season. Criminal complaints against red, black and white people, male and female, augured much, but day passed without hope of startling revelations.
In regard to: Hall, George H.
In regard to: Chinese.
In regard to: Opium.
In regard to: Hamilton and Rice.
In regard to: Hatie, A. W.
In regard to: Coon Sing.
In regard to: Damon, Harry.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel.
In regard to: Fishel, Adolph.
In regard to: Frawley, Henry

Hall's court report April 17.
April 17, 1887
City against General Fields results in prosecution having thrown up the charge and the general discharged; Quing Gun or High Fim discharged.
In regard to: Hall, George H.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel.
In regard to: Quong Gunn.
In regard to: Opium.
In regard to: Chinese

General Fields says he was noisy.
July 19, 1887
General Samuel Fields, arrested for drunk and disorderly and fined $1 and costs.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel.
In regard to: Hall, George H.

General plies his vocation at Omaha.
July 13, 1889
General Field, the "slycoon" senegambian, plies his vocation at Omaha.
In regard to: Field,

General Fields testifies.
Jan. 7, 1890
General Fields, former Black Hills character, summoned as witness before Omaha coroner's jury.
In regard to: Fields, Samuel