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Young volunteer officer killed in clash with Sioux Indian raiders in central Minnesota

"Protecting the Herd," Frederic Remington, circa 1907
06/08/1863
Twenty-five year old Captain John S. Cady of the 8th Minnesota Regiment was killed during an encounter with Sioux raiders in Kandiyohi County.  The Sioux had stolen horses in Wright County, just fifty miles from St. Paul.  Cady and a small group of his men chased them across Wright and Meeker Counties before engaging them in a firefight.  Hit in the head by a single shot, Cady died almost immediately.  The Sioux escaped. (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
 Micheal Clodfelter, The Dakota War: The United States Army vs. the Sioux, 1862-1865 (Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 1998), 72.
"From St. Paul: More Indian Murders," Chicago Tribune, June 15, 1863, p. 1.

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