Hennessey Wagon Train

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3 July 1874; Hennessey, Oklahoma: Wagonmaster Patrick Hennessey and three drivers were taking supplies to feed the Kiowas and Comanches at Fort Sill, in spite of having been warned of danger, after Agent James M. Haworth had made repeated pleas for food. About 10 miles north of the Cimarron River on Turkey Creek, at present-day Hennessey, Oklahoma, Cheyennes overwhelmed the train.

All four men were killed and mutilated. Hennessey was chained to a wagon wheel, partially buried under his oats and corn, and burned alive.
Encyclopedia of Indian Wars by Gregory F. Michno
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