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

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. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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