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1864-Wounding of William L. LARRIMER, of Allen county, Kansas
Posted by: Vern Dander (ID *****8132) Date: January 09, 2008 at 12:07:11
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Vern D

Transcribed by Dee Sardoc
Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>MONDAY, 29 AUG 1864<<

MASSACRES on the PLAINS - The Salt Lake 'Vedette' gives the following account of an Indian massacre on the plains, east of that city:

It will be remembered that early in July we briefly chronicled the fact that emigrants had been attacked by Indians on Deer Creek, 100 miles west of Fort Laramie. From one of the emigrants, who fortunately escaped, and is in this city in destitute circumstances, we have learned the following particulars, with the names of the killed and wounded:

The attack was made on the 12th of July last by a band of Sioux and Cheyennes at Box Elder, above the mouth of Dry Creek, on the North Platte. The following were killed:

Noah TAYLOR, from Coffee county, Kansas
Mrs. SHARP, from Woodman county, Kansas
Arthur WRIGHT, Minneapolis, Hennepin county, Minnesota
Colored boy Frank, Kansas
--- WAKEFIELD, Woodson county, Kansas, formerly from Maine

William L. LARRIMER, of Allen county, Kansas, was wounded in the thigh. His wife and child were taken prisoners by the savages, and were in durance 2 days. On the 5th day they came into Deer Creek all right. Mrs. Fanny KELLY and niece were taken prisoners. The former is supposed to have escaped, but the niece (a child) was found murdered and scalped. Our informant only escaped by belaboring his horse into a gallop and eluding the savages.

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