River of Valor: Defending Beecher Island

On the morning of 10 September, 1868 Colonel Forsyth and a group of scouts departed Fort Wallace with orders to counter a Cheyenne raid. On the 16th, Forsyth and his men arrived at the Arikaree River, making camp 12 miles from a large encampment of two Lakota villages. By the morning of the 17th, the battle was on.

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