Battle of Summit Springs

Battle of Summit Springs (HM1644)

Location: Sterling, CO 80751 Logan County
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N 40° 32.102', W 103° 15.985'

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3 miles southeast from this point is the site of the
Battle of Summit Springs
Last engagement with Plains Indians in Colorado, July 11, 1869. Cheyennes who raided western Kansas were attacked by General E. A. Carr with the Fifth U.S. Cavalry and Pawnee scouts under Maj. Frank North. Two white captives were held by the Indians; one (Mrs. Alderidge) was killed, the other (Mrs. Weichel) was rescued. Chief Tall Bull and 51 Indians killed.
HM NumberHM1644
Series This marker is part of the Colorado: History Colorado series
Marker Number34
Year Placed1934
Placed ByState Historical Society of Colorado-J.N. Hall Foundation/Boy Scout Troop No. 36 of Sterling, Colorado
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 8:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 646820 N 4488587
Decimal Degrees40.53503333, -103.26641667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 32.102', W 103° 15.985'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 32' 6.12" N, 103° 15' 59.10" W
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Area Code(s)970
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17865-17999 Unnamed Road, Sterling CO 80751, US
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