Bear Creek Redoubt

Back to Comancheria Forts

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
The story above is from this source. Click to purchase.

Home | Table of Contents | Forts | Road Trip Maps | Blood Trail Maps | Links | PX and Library | Contact Us | Mail Bag | Search | Intro | Upcoming Events | Reader's Road Trips

Fort Tour Systems, Inc.
817.377.3678
Email: rick@forttours.com