Story in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Wagon Box Fight
August 2, 1867
This monument is erected to perpetuate the memory of one of the famous battles of history. It is dedicated to the courage and bravery of twenty-eight soldiers in Company C, 27th United States Infantry, and four civilians, who held their improvised fort made of fourteen ordinary wagon-boxes, against three thousand Sioux warriors under the leadership or Red Cloud, for a period of six or seven hours under continuous fire. The number of Indians killed has been variously estimated from three hundred to eleven hundred.
The following participated in this engagement:
Capt. Jas Powell 1st Lt. John G. Jenness
1st Sgt. John M. Hoover Corp. Max Littman
1st Sgt. John H. McQuiery Corp. Francis Robertson
Wm. A. Baker Ashton P. Barton Wm. Black Chas. Brooks Alexander Brown Denis Brown John Buzzard Fredrick Clads James Condon Thomas Doyle Nolan V. Deming John Grady John M. Garrett Henry Gross Samuel Gibson Henry Haggerty Mark Haller Phillip C. Jones Freeland Phillips John L. Somers Chas. A. Stevens Julius Strange 4 Unknown Civilians KILLED
Erected April, 1936 by U.S. Civil Conservation Corps.
under the direction of the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce
Location. 44° 33.528′ N, 106° 53.897′ W. Marker is in Story, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker is on Wagon Box Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in Wagon Box Fight State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Story WY 82842, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wagon Box Monument (here, next to this marker); A Fight to Survive (here, next to this marker); Valor in Attack (here, next to this marker); The Aftermath: Two Versions of Victory (a few steps from this marker); The Battle, August 2, 1867 (a few steps from this marker); The Wagon Box Fight: Continuing Controversies (a few steps from this marker); Wood Cutting: A Hazardous Harvest (a few steps from this marker); Red Clouds Victory (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Story.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. See all of the markers found on the Wagon Box Fight walking trail.
Also see . . . The Wagon Box Fight, 1867. Account of the battle from the Wyoming State Historical Society. (Submitted on July 24, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 24, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.