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By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2015
A Fight to Survive Marker
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — A Fight to Survive
Inside the corral the small body of soldiers expected defeat and the same fate as Fettermanís command. As they took up positions of their choosing, between, behind, or inside the wagon boxes, the men prepared for the worst. Some removed their shoe . . . — Map (db m87381) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — Red Cloudís Victory
By 1868 the Union Pacific Rail Road had been completed through southern Wyoming and northern Utah and a new shorter road ran north to the southwestern Montana gold fields. The Bozeman Trail became obsolete. The U.S. Government once again sought . . . — Map (db m87399) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — Site of Wagon Box Fight
Site of Wagon Box Fight August 2, 1867 Marked by the State of Wyoming — Map (db m87387) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — The Aftermath: Two Versions of Victory
By the end of the fight the Indians, through the heroics of fellow warriors, managed to remove all but one or two of their dead and wounded from the battlefield. These were taken to a spring near the present day Fish Hatchery for cleansing and . . . — Map (db m87396) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — The Battle, August 2, 1867
On August 2, 1867, 51 men of Company C, 27th Infantry under the command of Captain James Powell and Lieutenant John Jenness are assigned to the wood cutting detail. Fourteen of these men escort a wood train toward the fort. Another 13 are . . . — Map (db m87375) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — The Wagon Box Fight: Continuing Controversies
Over the years a controversy has arisen about the exact location of the Wagon Box Corral, Indian casualties and the length of the battle. The most disputed fact is the location of the corral. In the early 1900ís area residents brought survivors of . . . — Map (db m87398) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — To Save the Powder River Country
In July, 1867, many Lakotas of the Ogalala, Miniconjou and Sans Arc tribes gathered with the Cheyennes along the Rosebud Valley to participate in the sacred Sun Dance ceremony. After fulfilling the religious duties, the headmen and fighting chiefs . . . — Map (db m87368) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — Valor in Attack
† † † The Indian leaders had hoped the soldiers would pursue a small decoy party of warriors led by Hump into an ambush, but the soldiers refused to follow, and the last pickets retreated safely into the corral after wounding the Ogalala warrior . . . — Map (db m87385) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — Wagon Box Fight ó 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 . . . — Map (db m86050) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — Wagon Box Fight ó Wyoming
† † † In August 1867, a war party of hundreds of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors, led by Ogallala chief Red Cloud, left their camp on the Big Horn River, hoping to destroy military posts along the Bozeman trail. Some of the warriors rode toward Fort . . . — Map (db m86062) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — Wagon Box Monument
Before you stands a monument dedicated to the courage and bravery of the defenders in the Wagon Box Fight of August 2, 1867. This monument was built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The legend was written by local historians and although . . . — Map (db m87401) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Story — Wood Cutting: A Hazardous Harvest
Though construction of Fort Phil Kearny was complete by August of 1867, the need of wood for burning and alterations continued. Colonel John E. Smith, the post commander, located wood cutting camps on Big and Little Piney Creeks five miles west of . . . — Map (db m87369) HM

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