Valley Station

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Date of Battle: January 7, 1865

Location of Battle: Sterling, CO

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Participants: Cheyenne and Sioux raiders

While Julesburg was being attack, more than 70 warriors raided along the road to Denver.  A stage with seven passengers was attacked and they made it to Valley Station.  Five miles down the road the Indians hit a large wagon train camped for the winter burning all wagons an killing twelve men.  At Valley Station they plundered most of the buildings and stole $2,000 in goods and burned 20 tons of hay. 

For more information see:

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars

The Fighting Cheyennes

Life of George Bent

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