Cedar Creek

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Date of Battle: October 21, 1876

Location of Battle: Terry, MT

GPS  N: 46-57.272

         W: 105-29.431

Participants: Colonel Nelson Miles with the entire 5th Infantry against Sitting Bull's camp.

After several meetings with Sitting Bull failed, Miles attack the Indian camp on Cedar Creek.  About 900 warriors were there to fight them but were soon broke up by howitzer fire.  Only 2 soldiers were killed along with 5 Lakotas.


For more information see:

Battles and Skirmishes of the great Sioux War

Centennial Campaign

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars

Indian Fights and Fighters

Personal Recollections of General Nelson A Miles

Yellowstone Command

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