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Ranchester in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Connor Battlefield State Historic Site

 
 
Connor Battlefield State Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 14, 2004
1. Connor Battlefield State Historic Site Marker
Inscription. In 1865 General Patrick E. Connor led the “Powder River Expedition” into this area. This expedition was a part of a broad military program to bring the Indians north of the Platte River under control and halt their depredations along the Western Trails. At this site Conner’s command located and attacked a large party of Arapaho under Black Bear and Old David, destroying 250 lodges. Much of the fighting was hand-to-hand combat and many women and children were killed and captured. Later events proved the campaign of 1865 to be indecisive.
 
Location. 44° 54.306′ N, 107° 9.798′ W. Marker is in Ranchester, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker is on Gillette Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ranchester WY 82839, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Tongue River (within shouting distance of this marker); Connor Battlefield State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Connor Battlefield (approx. ¼ mile away); Ranchester (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bozeman Trail (approx. 3.3 miles away); Stagecoach Roads in Sheridan County
Connor Battlefield State Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 14, 2004
2. Connor Battlefield State Historic Site Marker
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Tongue River Crossing (approx. 3.3 miles away); First Woman Mayor in Wyoming (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ranchester.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
 
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