Little Coon Creek

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2 September 1868; Spearville, Kansas: On Little Coon Creek, east of Fort Dodge, about 40 Kiowas attacked supply wagons heading from Fort Larned to Fort Dodge. The train's escorts included a detachment of 3rd Infantry under Sgt. Dittoe, Company A, and four 7th Cavalrymen under Cpl. J. Goodwin, Company B. The wagons corralled and put up a good defense while one of the men rode to Fort Dodge for help.

Three enlisted men were wounded, and three Indians were killed and one wounded before help arrived from Lt. Wallace and the 3rd Infantry.
Encyclopedia of Indian Wars by Gregory F. Michno
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