Battle of Summit Springs
July 11, 1869
Fifteen miles south of here at Summit Springs, the Fifth U.S. Cavalry, commanded by Maj. E.A. Carr, and a force of Pawnee Scouts attacked Chief Tall Bull's Cheyenne Dog Soldier camp. Also prominent in the fight was chief of scouts William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and the famed North brothers - Maj. Frank North and Capt. Luther North. When the fighting was over, fifty-two Cheyennes lay dead. The Battle of Summit Springs - a great victory for the army - broke the military power of the Dog Soldiers and ended Indian-white conflict on Colorado's eastern plains. Shortly after the battle the United States removed the Southern Cheyennes to reservation lands in present west-central Oklahoma.
|Series||This marker is part of the Colorado: History Colorado series|
|Placed By||Colorado Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 2:36pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 653934 N 4498188|
|Decimal Degrees||40.62020000, -103.18011667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 37.212', W 103° 10.807'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 37' 12.72" N, 103° 10' 48.42" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 102 Riverview Rd, Sterling CO 80751, US|
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