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Near Cheyenne in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle of the Washita

2 mi. West

 
 
Battle of the Washita Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K Latham, August 21, 2005
1. Battle of the Washita Marker
Inscription.  Nov. 27, 1868, Col. George A. Custer, commanding 7th Cavalry, attacked the Cheyenne village of Chief Black Kettle. 153 Cheyenne casualties, and 34 U.S. troops killed or wounded. Among the killed was Capt. L.M. Hamilton, grandson of Alexander Hamilton. Battle the start of Sheridan's Washita campaign.
 
Erected 1949 by Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNative AmericansNotable EventsWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 28, 1868.
 
Location. 35° 36.783′ N, 99° 40.303′ W. Marker is near Cheyenne, Oklahoma, in Roger Mills County. Marker is on L. L. Males Boulevard (U.S. 283) near Clay Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located next to Black Kettle Museum and Roger Mills County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cheyenne OK 73628, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as
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the crow flies. A different marker also named The Battle of the Washita (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sandstone Creek Area (approx. 10.1 miles away); California Road (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
The view of the Battle of the Washita Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
2. The view of the Battle of the Washita Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,144 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on September 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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