“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Silas S. Soule

Silas S. Soule Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marvin Seibert, July 27, 2013
1. Silas S. Soule Marker
Inscription.  At this location on April 23, 1865, assassins shot and killed 1st Colorado Cavalary Officer Capt. Silas S. Soule. During the infamous Sand Creek Massacre of November 29, 1864, Soule had disobeyed orders by refusing to fire on Chief Black Kettle's peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho village. Later, at Army hearings, Soule testified against his commander, Col. John M. Chivington, detailing the atrocities committed by the troops at Sand Creek. His murderers were never brought to justice.
Erected 2010 by The Colorado Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNative AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Colorado - History Colorado series list.
Location. 39° 44.835′ N, 104° 59.826′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from 15th Street near Arapahoe Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is 100 feet from 15th Street and about 100 feet from Arapahoe
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Street behind a black pillar supporting the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Arapahoe Street, Denver CO 80211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Larimer Street (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Denver's Old City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); D&F Tower and Skyline Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coal Miner's Daughter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rails and Mountains (approx. 0.2 miles away); All Washed Up (approx. 0.2 miles away); Private Profits and the Public Good (approx. 0.2 miles away); Don't Panic (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2013, by Marvin Seibert of Ketchikan, Alaska. This page has been viewed 905 times since then and 49 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 29, 2013, by Marvin Seibert of Ketchikan, Alaska. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Aug. 5, 2020