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Powder River Memorial Cemetery takes shape at base of Turret Buttes


September 6, 2019

Headstone at the Powder River Memorial Cemetery are pictured, with the Turret Buttes in the background.

Headstones Honor Soldiers Buried in Unmarked Graves during Power River Expedition of 1865

By Jaeger Held

Twelve memorial headstones were recently placed along the Powder River for American soldiers who died during the Powder River expedition of 1865. The upright white marble markers, furnished by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, are dedicated to the memory of U.S. soldiers who lost their lives between September 1-10, 1865 during the Indian Wars in southeastern Montana Territory, and whose remains were never later recovered. The soldiers are among a group of fifteen from the expediti...

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