Bear Creek Redoubt

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24 June 1874; Ashland, Kansas: After suffering the 21 June ambush, Maj. Charles E. Compton and his men continued north as escort of the mail to Fort Dodge. They pulled into the redoubt on upper Bear Creek, a new post about 12 miles north of old Bear Creek Station and 33 miles south of Fort Dodge. Cheyennes attacked the party again, but the soldiers were in a more defensible position. The Indians came out badly, having four killed and several wounded.

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars by Gregory F. Michno
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