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Capt Silas S Soule
Birth: 1838
Maine, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 1865
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

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.  
 
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 Spouse:
  Thersa A. Coberly Lea (1845 - 1879)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: May 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8787563
Capt Silas S Soule
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Capt Silas S Soule
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Capt Silas S Soule
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- Joanne Williams
 Added: Dec. 17, 2014

- ANEWLEAF
 Added: Dec. 16, 2014
For doing what was right you sacrificed your life. Rest in Peace
- Heather Cottrell
 Added: Dec. 1, 2014
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