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Beecher, Frederick Henry b. June 22, 1841 d. September 17, 1868 Civil War and Indian Wars Union Officer. During the Civil War he served as a First Lieutenant with the 16th Maine Volunteers, 1862-1864. He was in action at Brook's Station, Fredericksburg and the battle of Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg, he was wounded holding position against a Confederate charge and received a citation for not surrendering the flag. June 1866, he reported to the 3rd Infantry Regiment at Fort Riley, Kansas. Then was detailed to Fort Wallace Army Post, on the Colorado line...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Beecher Island Battlefield Monument, Beecher Island, Yuma County, Colorado, USA
Roman Nose b. 1835 d. September 17, 1868 Cheyenne Indian War Chief. His name was Woqini, for Arched Nose and he was one of the most esteemed warriors of the Plains Indian Wars of the 1860s. His bravery and fearlessness was in descriptions of the Battle of Platte Bridge and the Powder River Expedition, both in 1865. In Battle he wore a magnificent headdress, made with one buffalo horn and a long tail of red and black eagle feathers. On September 17, 1868 he was with a party of Cheyennes and Sioux that attacked a troop of Major George A...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Beecher Island Battlefield Monument, Beecher Island, Yuma County, Colorado, USA