Other Names: Lodge Trail Ridge
Date of Battle: December 21, 1866
Location of Battle: Story, WY
GPS N: 44-34.261
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
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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