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
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.
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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.
- 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]
- MS 168 no. 4:
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
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Reproduction: Microfilm. Topeka [Kan.] : Kansas State Historical Society, 1960; roll MS 168.04, lab no. 6096.
Holder of originals: Owned by the lender.
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