Baldwin Attacks Cheyennes at McClellan's Creek, 1874
On November 6 a one-hundred-man Cheyenne party ambushed a much smaller
cavalry patrol on McClellan's Creek but inflicted little damage. Two
days later in the same vicinity, a unit under Lieutenant Baldwin struck
Grey Beard's village with artillery bombardment, cavalry charge, and
infantry who rode through the village in mule-drawn wagons, firing
as they went. Though once again the main portion of the Cheyennes
escaped, the village was taken and destroyed. After this attack the
youngest two of the German girls, Julia Arminda and Nancy Adelaide
were rescued, having been left on a hillside by a member of Grey Beard's
All Four German Sisters
Julia Arminda and Nancy Adelaide
The above story is from the book, Tribal Wars of the Southern Plains,
by Stan Hoig; Copyright © 1993 by the University of Oklahoma Press.
Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.