U.S. Army units defeat a Native American force in the Battle of Four Lakes in Oregon
U.S. Army units under Colonel George Wright came under attack from a force of Native Americans from the Yakama, Pelouse, and Spokane tribes under Chief Kamiakin at Four Lakes in Oregon, near what would soon be the settlement of Spokane. Wright's counter-attack was decisive and the Indians suffered heavy casualties. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 383.