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Massacre by Indians of Sergeant Amos Custard and 20 or more soldiers and bur[n]ing of wagon train of five wagons, July 26, 1865 / by L. C. Bishop at meeting of the Laramie County Historical Society, November 9, 1958.

Creator: Bishop, L. C

Date: 1958 Nov. 9

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: MICROFILM: MS 168.04, available thru interlibrary loan

Unit ID: 48647

Biographical sketch: Executive vice president of the Wyoming Pony Express Centennial Board, historical cartographer, historian; of Cheyenne, Wyo. Full name: Loren Clark Bishop; born 1885, died 1961.

Abstract: The story (typescript : 8 leaves) of the killing of U.S. Army Sergeant Amos Custard & all but 3 of his 23 troopers of the 11th Kansas Cavalry Regiment west of Platte Bridge Station (later Fort Caspar) (Wyo.) and the burning by Teton & Cheyenne of the 5 wagon Army supply train they were escorting on July 26, 1865, at the Battle of Red Buttes, 4 hours after the Battle of Platte Bridge. Presented by L. C. Bishop at a Nov. 9, 1958, meeting of the Laramie County (Wyo.) Historical Society.

Space Required/Quantity: 1 partial microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

Title (Main title): Massacre by Indians of Sergeant Amos Custard and 20 or more soldiers and bur[n]ing of wagon train of five wagons, July 26, 1865 / by L. C. Bishop at meeting of the Laramie County Historical Society, November 9, 1958.

Titles (Other):

  • Battle of Platte Bridge [Microfilm title]
  • L. C. Bishop : massacre by Indians
  • Loren Clark Bishop : massacre by Indians
  • Military history collection, 1840-1971 : Civil War (1861-65) (section 3): Kanas Cavalry, 11th Regiment (ser. Z) [Source collection]

Index Terms

Subjects

    United States. Army. Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 11th (1862-1865) -- History
    Fort Caspar (Wyo.) -- History
    Wyoming -- History -- 19th century
    Custard, Amos Jefferson, 1827-1865
    Cheyenne Indians -- History -- 19th century
    Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1789-1869
    Platte Bridge, Battle of, Wyo., 1865 -- History
    Red Buttes, Battle of, Wyo., 1865 -- History
    Teton Indians -- History -- 19th century

Creators and Contributors


Additional Information for Researchers

Reproduction: Microfilm. Topeka [Kan.] : Kansas State Historical Society, 1960; roll MS 168.04, lab no. 6096.

Holder of originals: Owned by the lender.

Notes

General Note: Caption title.