|Death: ||Apr. 23, 1865|
Member of 1st Colorado Cavalry, Company D under Colonel John Chivington. Served during Colorado's Civil War victory at Glorietta Pass in New Mexico. In 1864, serving as next in command under Major Edward Wynkoop at Fort Lyon, Colorado, Soule and his men were ordered by Col. Chivington to accompany him and his troops to Sand Creek to attack Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians camped peacefully there. Soule tried unsuccessfully to dissuade Chivington from attacking the Indians; he and his men were forced to go with Chivington but did not participate in the attacks. Later, Soule testified against Chivington during an investigation held in Denver. Afterwards, Soule was appointed provost marshal of Denver. While performing those duties, he was assasinated. Many thought that Col. Chivington instigated Soule's death.
Survived by his widow, Hersa A. Soule, who claimed a Civil War Pension. Claim was clouded by a second "widow," Emma S. Soule who also filed a claim.
Thersa A. Coberly Lea (1845 - 1879)*
Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: May 17, 2004
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In a letter to his mother, Captain Soule wrote: "I spent New Year's day on the battle ground counting dead Indians. There were not as many killed as was reported. There was not more than one hundred and thirty killed, but most of them were women and chi...(Read more)|
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Rest in Peace, Brave Warrior|
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