Eayre's Fight

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Other Names: Republican Fork

Date of Battle: April 15, 1864

Location of Battle: Flagler, CO



Participants: Lt. George S Eayre with 80 men attacked a Cheyenne camp

Cheyennes reportedly stole 175 head of cattle in the spring of 1864.  Lt. George S Eayre with 80 men followed the cattle trail.  They attacked the Cheyenne camp and drove away the Indians.  They burned the camp and recovered 19 head of cattle.

For more information see:

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars

Life of George Bent

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