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U.S. Army in action against hostile Indians in Utah Territory

"Protecting the Herd," Frederic Remington, circa 1907
08/14/1859
Brigadier-General Albert S. Johnston dispatched Company G of the Second Dragoons, Second Lieutenant Ebenezer Gay commanding, from Camp Floyd, near Fairfield, Utah, to search for a band of hostile Indians reported to have murdered a party of emigrants heading west.  Gay discovered the camp of around 150 men and attacked with his forty-two cavalrymen.  Achieving surprise, the troops killed twenty Indians at the cost of six men wounded. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Army and the Indians," New York Times, November 18, 1859, p. 3. 

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