21 December 2014

Typographical Monument

In Memory of the 102 Killed at Fort Phil Kearny on December 21, 1866:


Seventy-nine officers and men, and two civilians were killed December 21, 1866, near the recently established Fort Phil Kearny.  Captain W. J.  Fetterman, brevet lieutenant colonel, was in command of the troops, and the annihilation of the command was due to his disobedience of orders. For ten years after it took place this so-called Fetterman massacre was the Indian battle most talked of in the western country. [Source]

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