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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 44° 54.306′ N, 107° 9.798′ W. Marker is in Ranchester, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Memorial is on Gillette Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ranchester WY 82839, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
Connor Battlefield State Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 14, 2004
2. Connor Battlefield State Historic Site Marker
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away); Ranchester (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bozeman Trail (approx. 3.3 miles away); Stagecoach Roads in Sheridan County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Tongue River Crossing (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Black Diamond Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ranchester.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 5, 2022