A newspaper published by the enlisted men of the 1st U.S. Volunteers at Fort Rice, Dakota Territory. Topics for this issue include an editorial on equality, poetry and short fiction, a history of the 7th Iowa cavalry, local news, a history of Company B Dakota Cavalry, a short history of Fort Rice itself, and a biography of William H. Merriman.
The first newspaper known to have been published in northern Dakota Territory was the Frontier Scout issued at Fort Union on July 7, 1864, Robert Winegar & Ira F.Goodwin, publishers, Company I, 30th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Proprietors. Winegar and Goodwin were from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The newspaper claimed to be a weekly, with a subscription price of $3.00 per year. Four issues were published at Fort Union, the last on August 17, 1864. The newspaper resumed publication at Fort Rice June 15, 1865, Lt. C. H. Champney, publisher, and Captain E. H. Adams, editor, operated by the 1st U.S.V. Infantry.