Battle Mountain, a War Memorial

Battle Mountain, a War Memorial (HM1TSX)

Location: Pilot Rock, OR 97868 Umatilla County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 17.022', W 118° 58.075'

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The decisive engagement of the Bannock War was fought on the foothills of Battle Mountain, July 8, 1878. The war - a protest against white encroachment, and the last major uprising in the Pacific Northwest-was started by Bannock Indians, but Egan, a Piute, inherited command. Wounded, he led the Bannocks, Piutes, and Snakes on a wide sweep out of Idaho, through eastern Oregon and into the Blue Mountains. His hope was to win the Umatillas. Troops of the 1st Cavalry, 4th Artillery, and 21st Infantry Regiments-under the command of Gen. Oliver O. Howard defeated him here, and a few days later he was betrayed and his scalp was delivered at camp. His followers scattered.
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Date Added Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 345665 N 5016350
Decimal Degrees45.28370000, -118.96791667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 17.022', W 118° 58.075'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 17' 1.32" N, 118° 58' 4.5" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-395, Pilot Rock OR 97868, US
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