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Fetterman Massacre Monument

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On this site in 1866, Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors staged an ambush. Ordered to rescue a besieged wagon train, Captain William J. Fetterman and 80 men were decoyed over Lodge Trail Ridge by a small number of Indians led by Crazy Horse, where over 1000 warriors waited in hiding. Fetterman's pursuit over the ridge, in direct violation of Carrington's orders, led to the death of the entire command.

Location: Sheridan Wyoming

Other History nearby:
(Big Horn) Bradford Brinton Memorial-Historic Ranch
(Story) Connor Battlefield State Historic Site
(Sheridan) Fetterman Massacre Monument
(Story) Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site
(Sheridan) Trail End State Historic Site

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