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Monument at Milk Creek

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This stone monument is inscribed with the names of US cavalry soldiers killed during the Battle of Milk Creek, September 29-October 5, 1879. Commanding officer Major Thomas Thornburgh was killed in the battle and is buried in Omaha, Nebraska, while his soldiers remain buried in an unmarked grave on the battlefield. Today, a similar monument commemorates the Ute Indians killed in the battle.

Location: 
Milk Creek
Place: 
Rio Blanco County
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Date: 
c. 1927-40

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