#0016 Infernal Caverns Battleground, 1867


#0016 Infernal Caverns Battleground, 1867

Site information:

Ferry Ranch on Co Rd 60, site is 1 mi SW of Ranch, 6.5 mi NW of Likely

I haven't visited, but I have heard the directions are not straightforward.

41.272603, -120.577278

Plaque information:

No plaque

OHP description:

This is the site of the battle between U.S. troops and Shoshone, Paiute, and Pit Indians on September 26 and 27, 1867. The Indians took refuge in a series of caverns located at the top of a rocky slope. Over a third of the command was killed or wounded in the battle, six soldiers were buried at the foot of the slope.
Registered 6/1/1932