Wagon Box

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# Wagon Box Fight State Historical Site

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This fight site is located about five miles west of Fort Phil Kearny near the town of Story, Wyoming. It is here on August 2,1867, that a detachment of 32 men and officers under the command of Captain James Powell expected to be massacred by hundreds of Red Cloud’s braves. However, the men had one advantage – they had cover behind a corral of 14 wagon boxes and new rifles which could fire rapidly and repeatedly. Over the eight hours of battle, they were able to repulse the many attacks of Red Cloud’s warriors.