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Near present-day Bismarck, North Dakota, Sioux Indians intercept and kill General Sibley's aide as he delivers messages

Death of U.S. Army courier Lieutenant F.J.H. Beever during North Dakota campaign, artist's impression, detail
07/29/1863
In the woods near Apple Creek, on the banks of  the Missouri in North Dakota, hostile Sioux Indians intercepted and killed with arrows, Lieutenant Frederick J.H. Beever an English-born and Oxford University educated and ordained Church of England clergyman carrying messages for campaign commander General Sibley.  His body was found the next day. His short hair had made scalping difficult and the Sioux took part of his facial hair instead. Another enlisted courier, Private Nicholas Miller, was also killed the same day.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Doreen Chaky, Terrible Justice: Sioux Chiefs and U.S. Soldiers on the Upper Missouri, 1854-1868 (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012), 167.