Plum Creek Massacre Site

Plum Creek Massacre Site (HM16NO)

Location: Bertrand, NE 68927 Phelps County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 40.362', W 99° 36.348'

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August 8, 1864

An early morning attack on a train of 12 wagons at this spot resulted in the death of 11 men and the capture of Mrs. Thomas Morton and 9 year old Danny Marble. The attack was by Indian "Dog Soldiers" of the Cheyenne Tribe led by Chief Bull Bear. Later the captives were released in exchange for supplies the Indians needed. Those killed were buried in graves at the site of the attack.
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 448799 N 4502601
Decimal Degrees40.67270000, -99.60580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.362', W 99° 36.348'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 21.72" N, 99° 36' 20.88" W
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Area Code(s)308
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 B Rd, Bertrand NE 68927, US
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