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The Seventh Cavalry fight a heavy skirmish near Fort Wallace, Kansas with Cheyenne and Sioux warriors.


A war-party of Cheyenne and Lakota Sioux warriors attacked the stagecoach station at Pond Creek in Kansas. Company G of the Seventh Cavalry under Captain Albert Barnitz rode from nearby Fort Wallace in relief and drove them off.  Barnitz reported heavy casualties among the hostiles but also six killed in action and six wounded amongst his own men.  One of these was Sergeant Frederick Wyllyams, an immigrant from England, whose severely mutilated corpse was the subject of a famous propaganda photograph widely circulated in the East.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Late Indian Outrages," Harper's Weekly Magazine, July 27, 1867, p. 468.