Date of Battle: January 7, 1865
Location of Battle: Julesburg, CO
Participants: The 7th Iowa Cavalry under Capt. Nicholas O'Brien were attack by about 1,000 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors.
An Indian decoy lured 38 men of 7th Iowa Cavalry under Capt. Nicholas O'Brien out of Fort Rankin. The trap was sprung too soon and the soldiers made it back to the fort. 14 soldiers, 2 settlers, and no Indians were killed.
For more information see:
Encyclopedia of Indian Wars
Indian Wars of the West
Life of George Bent
Red Cloud's Folk
The Sioux Indian Wars
Tribal Wars on the Southern Plains
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