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Other Names:  Custard's Wagon Train

Date of Battle: June 26, 1865

Location of Battle: Casper, WY

GPS  N: 42-48.389

         W: 106-25.559

Participants: Sgt. Amos J Custard with 25 men and 14 wagons were attacked by Cheyenne and Sioux warriors.

Custard came under attack near the Platte Bridge, circled his wagons and held out for 4 hours before being over-run by the Indians.  12 Indians and 26 soldiers were killed.

For more information see:

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars

Life of George Bent

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