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Across the Fence: Battle on Horse Creek

 

Word of the brutal hangings of Black Foot and Two Face by Colonel Moonlight and the captivity of their bands quickly reached the Sioux leaders, who continued to wage war against the increasing white encroachment of Sioux lands. Warriors under the leadership of Crazy Horse, Spotted Tail and Red Cloud prepared themselves for battle and headed south to intercept Captain Fouts and the 135 troopers of the 7th Iowa Cavalry. Between the time of Captain Fouts departure with the 1,500 Sioux captives on June 11, 1865 and their arrival on Horse Creek on June 13, Sioux warriors had infiltrated the rank...



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