Dry Creek

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Date of Battle: June 3, 1865

Location of Battle: Casper, WY

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Participants: Lt. Colonel Preston B Plumb in command of the 11th Kansas Cavalry along with some men from the 11th Ohio Cavalry against about 100 Sioux Indians

About 10 Indians fired on the Platte Bridge Station and were chased by the troopers.  The troopers were then attacked by about 60 Indians at Dry Creek.  Another 20 men from the 11th Kansas showed up and they drove the Indians away.  1 Indian and 2 soldiers were killed.

For more information see:

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars

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