Coordinates: 45°20′07″N 107°52′04″W / 45.335153°N 107.867645°W / 45.335153; -107.867645
|Part of Red Cloud's War|
|United States||Cheyenne and Sioux Indians|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Lt. Col. Luther P. Bradley
Lt. Sigismund Sternberg
D. A. (Al) Colvin
|21 soldiers, 9 civilians||500-800|
|Casualties and losses|
|Unknown: estimates from 8 to 23 killed|
The Hayfield Fight on August 1, 1867 was an engagement of Red Cloud's War near Fort C. F. Smith, Montana between 21 soldiers of the U.S. Army, a hay cutting crew of nine civilians, and several hundred American Indians, mostly Cheyenne and Arapaho but including some Lakota Sioux. The soldiers held off the Indians with newly-issued breech-loading Springfield Model 1866 rifles, inflicting significant casualties.
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