Fetterman

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Other Names:  Lodge Trail Ridge

Date of Battle: December 21, 1866

Location of Battle: Story, WY

GPS  N: 44-34.261

         W: 106-50.464

Participants: Captain William J Fetterman with 80 men against about 1,000 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors.

Fetterman was sent out to protect some wood wagons that were under attack.   He was decoyed over the ridge by Crazy Horse and several other warriors and the 1,000 warrior force struck them.  The battle lasted about a half hour before all soldiers and civilians were killed.  14 warriors, 79 Soldiers and 2 civilians were killed.

For more information see:

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Custer's Luck

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars

The Fighting Cheyennes

Indian Wars of the Great Plains

Indian Fights and Fighters

Indian Wars of the West

The Sioux Indian Wars

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