Indian Wars 1864-1869
Battle of Summit Springs
July 11, 1869
Fifteen miles south of here at Summit Springs, the Fifth U.S. Cavalry, commanded by Maj. E.A. Carr, and a force of Pawnee Scouts attacked Chief Tall Bull’s Cheyenne Dog Soldier camp. Also prominent in the fight was chief of scouts William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and the famed North brothers – Maj. Frank North and Capt. Luther North. When the fighting was over, fifty-two Cheyennes lay dead. The Battle of Summit Springs – a great victory for the army – broke the military power of the Dog Soldiers and ended Indian-white conflict on Colorado’s eastern plains. Shortly after the battle the United States removed the Southern Cheyennes to reservation lands in present west-central Oklahoma.
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
Location. 40° 37.212′ N, 103° 10.807′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Colorado, in Logan County. Marker is on County Road 370 near U.S. 6. Touch for map. This marker is located in front of the Visitor's Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13074 County Road 370, Sterling CO 80751, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Overland Trail (here, next to this marker); Valley Station (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Dinkey Engine" (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sterling’s First Public School (approx. 2.4 miles away); William Shaw Hadfield (approx. 4 miles away); Battle of Summit Springs (approx. 7.4 miles away); Fort Wicked (approx. 16.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Summit Springs Battlefield. (Submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Battle of Summit Springs. (Submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Wars, US Indian •
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