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Hornbrook in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bradford Ripley Alden

1811-1870

 
 
Bradford Ripley Alden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
1. Bradford Ripley Alden Marker
Inscription. On Aug. 8, 1853 Captain Alden led 10 men of the 4th
U.S. Infantry from Fort Jones and 80 volunteers from Yreka over these mountains to the assistance of the Rogue River Valley.
This force augmented by 100 volunteers from Oregon defeated the Indians on Battle Mountain where Captain Alden was severely wounded.
Erected by his grandchildren and the Siskiyou County Historical Society
1948

 
Erected 1948 by Grandchildren of B.R. Alden & Siskiyou County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 54.089′ N, 122° 33.806′ W. Marker is in Hornbrook, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is at the intersection of Copco Road and Oregon Road, on the left when traveling east on Copco Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Copco Road, Hornbrook CA 96044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cottonwood Basin (here, next to this marker); Cottonwood (approx. 0.3 miles away); Founding of the American Legion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Klamathon (approx. 2.8 miles away); All Roads Lead to Ager Stage and Freight Stop
Bradford Ripley Alden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
2. Bradford Ripley Alden Marker
This marker is on the left.
(approx. 5.8 miles away); Pioneer Stage Drivers (approx. 6.6 miles away); Hilt War Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Wilkes Expedition (approx. 8.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hornbrook.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected on the other side of Interstate 5 near the intersection of Ash Creek Road and Bradley-Henley Road.
 
Also see . . .  Capt Bradford Ripley Alden - Find a Grave. Captain Alden led an expedition of his Regular troops plus an regiment of volunteers the from local populace (who elected him "Colonel" even though that rank was unofficial and honorary). In severe fighting on August 24, 1853 at the Rogue River, his command defeated the Indians... (Submitted on November 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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