Charles Bare Gatewood

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Charles Bare Gatewood was born in Woodstock, Virginia back in 1853. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point graduating in 1877, as a Second Lieutenant. He received orders to report to the 6th Cavalry in the Southwest at Fort Wingate, New Mexico. He led Apache’s and Navajo Scouts throughout the Southwestern United States.

After just one year he was placed in command of the Apache scouts from the White Mountain Apache Reservation then an aide-de-camp to General Nelson Miles. In 1890, he was assigned to the 6th Cavalry, H Troop ordered to South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Agency. He was not engaged in the final campaign at Wounded Knee due to rheumatism in both shoulders. By 1891, he had recovered enough rejoining the 6th Cavalry at Fort McKinney, Wyoming and was involved in the Johnson County War. In 1892, he was sent to Denver, Colorado to b mustered out due to his health. He died of stomach cancer on May 20, 1896.

What you may not know about Charles is that he was the one man responsible for the surrender of someone you may have heard of Geronimo.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray the most famous of all Indian Medicine Men.... but he was a leader....surrendering is better than wiping him out!!!

Feb 27, 2020 02:53 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... hadn't heard of some of those wars, but certainly have heard of Geronimo!

Feb 27, 2020 04:04 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I have heard of Geronimo but must have missed the reading of Gatewood.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 27, 2020 04:42 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Leave it to you to tell me the rest of the story! Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Feb 27, 2020 04:43 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Not sure if that was a honorable feat since the Native Indians were not treated all that well.

Feb 27, 2020 04:57 AM #5
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

War is hell no matter who fights it and where it is fought. No matter what the outcome the brave men who fought are going to be thought of as hero's by some and evil by others. Charles was a brave man dedicated to what he believed was right, same can be said of Geronimo. Thanks James Dray .

Feb 27, 2020 05:37 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

That is a very interesting story James.  He might night have made it much further if he had participated in wounded knee.

Feb 27, 2020 06:11 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hey, I think this story may be from my area.  My parents live near the White Mountains and near the Apache Indian Reservation.

Feb 27, 2020 06:55 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have heard of Geronimo, but did not the back story you shared with us.  Thank you for your posts.  A

Feb 27, 2020 07:22 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - once again, you share some "missing information" that fills-in-the-blanks.  

Feb 27, 2020 07:23 AM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is a really neat and telling story. Thank you.

Feb 27, 2020 07:26 AM #11
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I think Bob "RealMan" Timm said it best.  Living in the southwest and getting a better understanding of our Native American culture, I have a tremendous amount of respect for that culture and the warriors who did everything they could to protect their land. 

If you visit Native American land and get to know the people, you may walk away from a different person. 

Feb 27, 2020 08:13 AM #12
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We have all heard of the chief Geronimo however I would never want to have faced him in battle. He was said to be ruthless while protecting his land and people... 

Happy Thursday James Dray 

Feb 27, 2020 12:47 PM #13
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Geronimo spent some time in Oklahoma during imprisonment.

Feb 28, 2020 06:29 PM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I didn't know any of this history but certainly I have heard of Geronimo!


Mar 01, 2020 09:44 PM #15
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Charles Bare Gatewood was a major player in the winning of the West.Good for the conquerors. Not so good for the indians.

Mar 11, 2020 10:52 AM #16
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