Fort Laramie

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Date of Battle: June 15, 1853

Location of Battle: Fort Laramie, WY

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Participants: Soldiers at Fort Laramie against Cheyenne and Sioux encampment.

After some shots were fired at a soldier operating a ferry on the Platte River, 23 men under the command of Lt. Hugh Fleming were sent out to arrest the Indian in a 600 lodge camp.  An argument broke out and shots were fired.  3 Indians and no soldiers were killed.

For more information see:

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars

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