“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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.
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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
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. Touch for map. Located next to Black Kettle Museum and Roger Mills County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Cheyenne OK 73628, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Battle of the Washita (approx. 1.6 miles away); California Road (approx. 13.1 miles away).
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansNotable EventsWars, US Indian
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,890 times since then and 41 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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