Poncha Pass

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Date of Battle: April 29, 1855

Location of Battle: Poncha Springs, CO

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Participants: Colonel Thomas T Fauntleroy with four companies of men surrounded about 150 Ute warriors

Colonel Thomas T Fauntleroy with four companies surrounded about 150 Ute warriors who were holding a war dance.  Fauntleroy ordered his men to open fire, killing 50 Indians while loosing 1 man.

For more information see:

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars

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