Wagon Box Fight

Wagon Box Fight (HM1M5Z)

Location: Buffalo, WY 82834 Johnson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 33.528', W 106° 53.897'

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August 2, 1867

          This monument is erected to perpetuate the memory of one of the famous battles of history. It is dedicated to the courage and bravery of twenty-eight soldiers in Company C, 27th United States Infantry, and four civilians, who held their improvised fort made of fourteen ordinary wagon-boxes, against three thousand Sioux warriors under the leadership or Red Cloud, for a period of six or seven hours under continuous fire. The number of Indians killed has been variously estimated from three hundred to eleven hundred.
The following participated in this engagement:Capt. Jas Powell           1st Lt. John G. Jenness1st Sgt. John M. Hoover           Corp. Max Littman1st Sgt. John H. McQuiery           Corp. Francis RobertsonPrivatesWm. A. Baker · Ashton P. Barton · Wm. Black · Chas. Brooks · Alexander Brown · Denis Brown · John Buzzard · Fredrick Clads · James Condon · Thomas Doyle · Nolan V. Deming · John Grady · John M. Garrett · Henry Gross · Samuel Gibson · Henry Haggerty · Mark Haller · Phillip C. Jones · Freeland Phillips · John L. Somers · Chas. A. Stevens · Julius Strange · 4 Unknown Civilians       KILLEDErected April, 1936 by U.S. Civil Conservation Corps.under the direction of the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce
HM NumberHM1M5Z
Year Placed1936
Placed ByU.S. Civil Conservation Corps
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Date Added Friday, July 24th, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 349242 N 4935693
Decimal Degrees44.55880000, -106.89828333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 33.528', W 106° 53.897'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 33' 31.68" N, 106° 53' 53.82" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 333 Wagon Box Rd, Buffalo WY 82834, US
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