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 U. S. Soldier 240 Unknown

U. S. Soldier 240 Unknown

Birth
Death 26 Jul 1865
Burial Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Plot Section C, Row 4, Grave 8 (Plot 240)
Memorial ID 59007545 · View Source
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THE KANSAS UNKNOWNS (from Francis E. Warren AB Cemetery Grave Guide)
Sixteen members of the 11th Volunteer Kanas Cavalry were killed on 26 July 1865 when a band Cheyenne, Arapahoe, and Sioux Indians attacked the garrison at Platte Bridge Station [Dakota Territory] near the present Casper, Wyoming. With names known only their fellow troopers, the butchered remains were buried at the site near the grave of Pvt William T. Bonwell. He had been tortured and killed by the Sioux on June 3, 1865. Over the years, the Platte River changed course exposing several of the graves. A Fort Russell Quartermaster's report dated Jan. 17, 1900 shows that in 1899 the Army brought Pvt Bonwell, nine soldiers, and partial remains of two other troopers to Fort D. A. Russell [now F. E. Warren AFB] for reinterment.


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  • Created by: Jerry
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59007545
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for U. S. Soldier 240 Unknown (unknown–26 Jul 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59007545, citing Frances E. Warren Air Base Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Jerry (contributor 47207041) .