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William S Allen
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Birth: Oct. 25, 1828
Callaway County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1860
Douglas County
Nevada, USA

William was a Scout for Major William Ormsby during the Pyramid Lake Indian War. ***** William was killed at the 2nd Battle of Pyramid Lake. ***** The conflict was caused by the kidnapping of two young Indian women by three white men who were subsequently killed by a band of rescuing Indians. In the first confrontation on May 12, 1860, a poorly organized and badly armed group of Nevada Volunteers (which consisted of white miners and settlers) led by Major william Ormsby were ambushed by Paiutes under Numaga at Big Bend in the Truckee River Valley of Nevada. This resulted in an Indian victory in which 76 white men, including Major Ormsby, were killed. In a later confrontation on the 2nd of June, the Indians were outnumbered by the now better organized settlers. The settlers proved victorious, killing almost 160 Indians, while suffering a loss of 4 of their own number. No further hostilities ensued. 
 
Burial:
Carson Pioneer Cemetery
Carson City
Carson City
Nevada, USA
Plot: Plot #4
 
Created by: George Mosher
Record added: Apr 21, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10825691
William S Allen
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William S Allen
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William S Allen
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