Hayfield Fight

Coordinates: 45°20′07″N 107°52′04″W / 45.335153°N 107.867645°W / 45.335153; -107.867645

Hayfield Fight
Part of Red Cloud's War
Date August 1, 1867
Location near Fort C. F. Smith, Montana
Result U.S. victory
Belligerents
United States Cheyenne and Sioux Indians
Commanders and leaders
Lt. Col. Luther P. Bradley
Lt. Sigismund Sternberg
D. A. (Al) Colvin
Strength
21 soldiers, 9 civilians 500-800
Casualties and losses
3 killed
4 wounded
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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