150 years ago today - Jan 29, 1863

[Civil War] The most significant clash between federal troops and Indians took place on 29 January 1863, in what has become known as the Battle of Bear River or the Massacre at Bear River. Connor's force of 300 troops attacked a Shoshoni encampment on the Bear River and killed more than 250 men, women, and children. They also burned the village and thus broke the strength of the Indians in the area.

[Source: Utah History Encyclopedia: Civil War, http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/c/CIVILWAR.html]

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