- Military Cycling in the Rocky Mountains, Moss
Sept. 3: Left for Helena 7 A.M.. Reached Manhattan 9:05. Stopped 15 mins. to get meat. Reached Logan 10 o'clock. Stopped 10 mins. to send telegram. Reache Three Forks 11 A.M.. Stopped 10 mins. At 12:05 P.M. delayed 25 mins. on account of Proctor's tire bursting. Replaced it with an M & W. At 12:40 delayed again 10 mins. on account of Proctor's tire. At 1 P.M. delayed 15 mins. fixing Proctor's tire. At 1:30 delayed 10 mins. for Proctor. Hard work crossing mountains after passing Three Forks--alkali country without a sign of grass or water--sun very hot--all very thirsty. At 2:45 reached a small ranch, where we stopped until 4:05 for dinner. Rachman and wife very hospitable--gave us lots of milk and bread--insisted upon our eating in their dining room. Reached Toston 4:40. Stopped 15 mins. Reached Townsend 6:20. Stopped 5 mins. at telegraph office. At 7:10 stopped for the night, cooking supper and sleeping in a vacant school house. Roads during day good as a whole--in some places, however, bad--dried mud, ruts, etc. Distance travelled 72 miles; time of actual travelling 8: 3/4 hours.
- Report from Lt. Moss to Adjutant General, Oct. 10, 1896 [National Archives, R.G. 94 Box 346 46363-46575]