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In Kansas, Seventh Cavalry scouts find the bodies of Lieutenant Kidder's patrol killed two weeks before.


Carrying a dispatch to the Seventh Cavalry, then patrolling south of Fort Sedgwick in Kansas, Second Lieutenant Lyman S. Kidder and a detail of ten other soldiers, together with a Sioux scout named Red Bead had been intercepted and killed in a short fight two weeks earlier in present-day Sherman County, Kansas.  Their attackers were a small combined force of Cheyenne Dog Soldiers and Oglala Sioux. Their decomposing and mutilated remains were discovered by the Seventh on this day.. (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"The Southern Plains, 1861-1877," in Charles M. Robinson III, The Plains Wars (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014), np.
"Indian War Scenes," Harper's Weekly Magazine, August 17, 1867, p. 514.