J. W. Vaughn was a Colorado attorney whose avocation was research on battlefields where U.S. troops had engaged Sioux and Cheyenne Indians, research employing contemporary maps, modern aerial maps, and a metal detector. He also authored The Battle of Platte Bridge and Indian Fights: New Facts on Seven Encounters.
J. W. Vaughn places a magnifying glass upon the campaign of March
1876, which brought about the opening engagement in the Great Sioux
War. . . . Indian War buffs will be delighted."" - Plains
""J. J. Reynolds has won a lasting victory over Indian fighter George Crook in J. W. Vaughn's interesting book. Vaughn not only lets the facts speak for themselves, but provides firsthand evidence by searching the 1876 battlefield with metal detectors to identify and measure disputed troop positions. Vaughn knows the battlefield better than the men who fought there."" - Pacific Historical Review