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 William S Allen

William S Allen

Birth
Callaway County, Missouri, USA
Death 5 Jun 1860 (aged 31)
Douglas County, Nevada, USA
Burial Carson City, Carson City, Nevada, USA
Plot Plot #4
Memorial ID 10825691 · View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: George Mosher
  • Added: 21 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10825691
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William S Allen (25 Oct 1828–5 Jun 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10825691, citing Carson Pioneer Cemetery, Carson City, Carson City, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .