Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Oregon Early Indian Wars.

Here is a list of soldiers and Civilian that were either wounded or killed in the Oregon Indian wars.  I noted when the name was a Civilian but some were not mark as it was hard to tell who was a soldier or civilian.  Watch for my notes as they will tell you if there is more information on them.

Those who are studying the Oregon wars I will list the battles but not the skirmishs. Those of you who are interested in ships I will list them too.

Oregon Indian War Battles.

1. Abiqua.
2. Even's Creek.
3. Grave Creek.
4. The Meadows.
5. Grand Rond.
6. Touchet.
7. Skull Bar.
8. Walla, Walla.
9. Four Lakes.


1. Nassau.
2. Nelly.
3. Gold Beach.


1. Seagull.
2. Mary.
3. Belle.
4. Columbia.
5. Fashion.

Those Wounded or Killed.

1. Rogue River War, Charles C. Abbott, died of wounds received at the battle of Evan's Creek, died September Second.

2. Rogue River War, Sergeant Israel D. Adams, mortally wounded.

3. Yaakima War, A. M. Addington wounded in Battle.

4. Rogue River War, John Albin, wounded in a skirmish.

5. Rogue River War, L. F. Allen, wounded at the battle of Grave Creek, was taken to Fort Bailey.

6. Rogue River War, Pleasant Armstrong, killed at the battle of Evan's Creek.

7. Rogue River War, Thomas J. Aubrey, wounded in battle.

8. Rogue River War, John Badger, murdered by Indians.
Note. There is a little more on his murder.

9. Cayus War, Civilian, William J. Bailey, wounded by Indians.
Note. There is a lot on his being wounded.

10. Rogue River War, Holland Bailey of Lane county, was either a wagoner or drover, was ambushed and killed by Indians.

11. Yakima War, W. Bailey, wounded by Indians, would recover.

12. Yakima War, Captain Charles killed by Indians.

13. Cayuse War, William Berry, Serigeant was wounded in a running fight.

14. Cayuse War, Civilian, Crockett Bewley killed by Indians.
Note.  There is a little more on this.

15. Rogue River War, David Birdseye was shot by Indians from ambush.

16. Rogue River War, Milton Blackledge, was wounded in battle.

17. Rogue River War, Isaac Bradley, killed at the battle of Evan's Creek.

18. Rogue River War, Civilian, J. H. Braun killed by Indians.

19. Rogue River War, Civilian?, Daniel Britton, wounded by Indians while crossing the Siskiyou mountains.

20. Yakima War, Civilians, B. W. Brown and his eighteen old wife and her younger brother were killed and scalped then thrown into the river.

21. Rogue River War, Gilbert Brush, wounded by Indians.

22. Rogue River War, James Buford wounded, was shot by a Indian.

23. Rogue River War, Civilian, Henry Gullen, killed by Indians.

24. Rogue River War, Alexander Caldwell killed by Indians.

25. Rogue River War, James Carroll wounded by Indians.

26. Rogue River War, Civilian, James W. Cartwright, killed by Indians between Evan's Ferry and Grave Creek.

27. Rogue River War, Wiley Cash, killed in a Indian battle.

28. Rogue River War,, Lieutenant B. Castle, killed in Indian battle.

29. Yakima War, John Chance a Steward boy kills a Indian.
Note. There is a little on this.

30.  Rogue River War, John Clark killed by Indians from ambush.

31.  Rogue River War, John Henry Clifton, of Sheffield company was killed in battle.

32.  Rogue River War, A. C. Colburn, killed in skirmish with Indians.

33.  Rogue River War, Daniel Cooley, of Wallen's company was fired on and wounded while looking for his revolver lost in battle.

34. Yakima War, Frank Cratibru, wound in battle, shoulder was shattered.

35. Rogue River War, John Crittenden, was killed by the Modes or Pit-river Indians on the southern immigrant road, at Grauelly ford, in Humboldt county.

36.  Rogue River War, W. H. Crouch, wounded in battle of Grave's Creek.

37.  Rogue River War, Henry Crow, was mortally wound in battle of Walla, Walla.

38.  Rogue River War, T. J. Davenport, from Massachusetts, was wounded by Indians.

39.  Rogue River War, John Davis killed by Indians.

40.  Rogue River War, David Dilley, his gun was seized by Indians while he slept and shot him dead.

41.  Rogue River War, William Dolley killed in battle.

42.  Rogue River War, A. S. Dougherty, from Texas was killed by indians.

43. Rogue River War, A. Douglas, from Texas was killed by Indians.

44. Yakima War, Frank Duval, wounded in battle.

45.  Rogue River War, Jerome Dyar, was murdered on the road by Indians, between Jacksonville and Illinois Valley.

46. Rogue River War, Civilian, Richard Edwards, killed by Indians at his home on Stuart's Creek.

47. Yakima War, J. Elgin wounded by Indians.

48. Rogue River War, John Ericson wounded at Skull Bar.

49. Rogue River War, Allen Evan's wounded at Skull Bar.

50. Rogue River War, John L. Fickas killed by Indians.

51. Rogue River War, Calvin Fields from Iowa was killed by Indians.

52. Yakima War, Jesse Fleming wounded mortally in battle.

53. Rogue River War, Asa Fordyce, wounded by Indians.

54. Rogue River War, J. M. Fordyce wounded in battle.

55. Rogue River War, Lieutenant Thomas Frazell killed in a skirmish at Long's Freey.

56. Rogue River War, Alfred French formerly connected with the ( Chronicle Newspaper ), at Indenpendence, Missouri was murdered by Indians near Crescent City.

57. Yakima War, Nathan Fry wounded in battle.

58. Rogue River War, Daniel Gage was killed by Indians on June Fifteen in the Siskiyou mauntains.

59. Yakima War, Lieutenant William Gaston, was killed in battle.

60. Rogue River War, Civilian, John Geisell killed by Indians with four children and Mrs. Geisell and two dauthers were taken into captivity.

61. Rogue River War, John Gibbs killed by Indians at Ashland.

62. Rogue River War, Thomas Gill was severely wounded in battle.

63. Rogue River War, John Gillespie, of Captain Bailey company was killed in battle.

64. Rogue River War, Civilian, Isaac Gilliland Or Gilleland a tailor at Waiilatpu, was killed by Indians.

65. Rogue River War, Thomas Gilmore wounded by Indians.

66. Rogue River War, William Given killed by Indians.

67. Rogue River War, Charles Goodwin mortally wounded at Grave Creek.

68. Rogue River War, John Goldsby wounded at Grave Creek.

69. Rogue River War, Thomas Gray killed by Indians.

70. Rogue River War, Burrell F. Griffin wounded by Indians.

71. Yakima War, George Griswold Indian agent, killed by Indians.

72. Yakima War, Henry Hager was killed by Indians.

73. Rogue River War, William Hans wounded at Grave Creek.

74. Rogue River War, John R. Hardin was shot from ambush by Indians and was mortally wounded.

75. Rogue River War, McDonald Harkness was murdered by Indians.

76. Rogue River War, Civilian, George H. Harris  was killed by Indians.
Note there is more to this story.

77.  Rogue River War, Civilian, Thomas Hayes was wounded in a fight at Evan's Creek.

78.  Rogue River War, Civilian, Peter Heinrich was a miner and killed by Indians.

79. Rogue River War, Civilian, Samuel Hendrick, was killed by Indians.

80. Rogue River War, Civilian, William Hennessey was a miner and killed by Indians on the Klamath.

81. Rogue River War, Civilian, William Hodgkins was mortally wounded from ambush by Indians.

82. Cayuse War, Civilian, Jacob Hoffman killed by Indians.

83. Rogue River War, Civilian,  G. C. Holcomb killed by Indians.

84. Rogue River War, John P. Holland killed by Indians.

85. Yakima War, Corporal, Lot Hollinger killed by Indians.

86. Rogue River War, E. W. Howe was killed by Indians.

87. Rogue River War, Hiram Hulan shot from ambush by Indians and killed.

88. Rogue River War, H. C. Huston was wounded by Indians.

89. Rogue River War, Civilian, John Idles was killed by Indians.

90. Rogue River War, Civilian, J. K. Jones was killed at his house and his wife was mortally wounded.

91. Rogue River War, F. Keath killed in a skirmish.

92. Rogue River War, Granville M. Keene from Tennessee was killed on the reservation while attempting with several other to recover some stolen horses.

93. Yakima War, Eleazer B. Kelso, was a private in company A., was killed in battle.

94. Yakima War, Jesse Kempton wounded by Indians.

95. Yakima War, John Kennedy mortally wounded.

96. Rogue River War, Civilian, James C. Kyle was murdered by Indians within two miles of Fort Lane.

97. Yakima War, H. Kyle was wounded by Indians.

98. Yakima War, Jacob Kyle was killed by Indians.

99. Rogue River War, James Lapbar was wounded at the fight of Grave Creek.

100. Rogue River War, Henry Lawrence was killed by Indians.

101. Yakima War, Captain Davis Layton wounded by Indians.

102. Cayuse War, Civilian, G. W. LeBreton, killed by a Indian at Oregon City.
Note. There is a lot more on this.

103. Rogue River War, Civilian, Joseph Leroe and two sons killed by Indians.

104. Rogue River War, Captain W. B. Lewis wounded at Skull Bar.

105. Yakima War, James Lindsay was a fireman on the steamer Mary was shot through the shoulder by a Indian.

106. Rogue River War, L. Locktirg killed in a skirmish.

107. Rogue River War, Major J. A. Lupton was killed while attacking a Indian camp.

108. Rogue River War, James Mango was killed in a skirmish at Long's Ferry.

109. Rogue River War, Civilian, T. D. Mattice was a miner was on the Klamath and killed by Indians.

110. Rogue River War, Civilian, F. D. Mattice was a miner was on the Klamath and killed by Indians.

111. Rogue River War, Wesley Mayden killed by Indians.

112. Rogue River War, Ira Mayfield was serverely wounded at Grave Creek.

113. Rogue River War, P. McClusky, killed by Indians.

114. Rogue River War, Felix McCue was a boatman on a whaleboat which overturned and he drowned his body was cut to pieces by the Indians who were watching from shore.

115. Rogue River War, Patrick McCullough killed by Indians.

116. Cayuse War, Greene McDonald of Linn county was wounded on the march.

117. Rogue River War, Daniel Kaw, murdered on the road between Jacksonville and Illinois Valley.

118. Cayuse War, Helen Mar Meek daughter of J. K. Meek died at the massacre of Waiilatpu.

119. Rogue River War, Elias D. Mercer of Wilkinson's company was wounded in battle.

120. Rogue River War, Enoch Miller wounded at Grave Creek.

121. Rogue River War, Jacob W. Miller of company C., was killed at the battle of Grave Creek.

122. Rogue River War, Kirby Miller was a recruit was mortally wounded in a fight on Pistol River, died in a hour after being carried into the fort.

123. Yakima War, Isaac Miller a Sergeant-major was wounded in the arm by a Indian.

124. Rogue River War, W. A. J. Moore was wounded at Skull Bar.

125. Rogue River War, M. B. Morris was wounded by Indians.

126. Yakima War, L. B. Munson, Captain, was wounded in the battle of Walla, Walla.

127. Rogue River War, Patrick Murphy of New York, was killed by Coquille Indians.

128. Yakima War, Fletcher Murphy wounded by Indians.

129. Rogue River War, Rhodes Noland was murdered by two Indians.

130. Rogue River War, Harris Oatman was wound by Indians while crossing the Siskiyou mountains.

131. Rogue River War, John O'Brien was a miner and was drowned.

132. Rogue River War, Thomas O'Neal was killed by Indians.

133. Rogue River War, John Oldfield was killed by Indians.

134. Rogue River War, L. W. Oliver was killed by Indians.

135. Yakima War, Norman Palmer was killed by Indians.

136. Rogue River War, was wounded at Grave Creek.

137. Yakima War, T. J. Payne was wounded at the battle of Walla, Walla.

138. Rogue River War, James Pearey was killed at Grave Creek.

139. Rogue River War, Henry Pearl was killed at Grave Creek.

140. Rogue River War, Jonathan Pedigo was mortally wounded in battle.

141. Rogue River War, J. P. Pepper was killed by Coquille Indians.

142. Rogue River War, Frank Perry was killed in a skirmish.

143. Rogue River War, Edward Phillips was killed by Indians.

144. Rogue River War, Thomas Phillips was killed by Indians.

145. Rogue River War, J. W. Pickett was killed in battle of Skull Bar.

146. Rogue River War, Jonh Poland was killed by Indians his body was mutilated beyound recognition.

147. Rogue River War, John Pollack was killed on the Klamath by Indians.

148. Yakima War, Thomas Price was wounded by Indians.

149. Rogue River War, William Purnell was mortall wounded at Grave Creek.

150. Rogue River War, Frank A. Reed was killed by Indians.

151. Rogue River War, Martin Reed killed by Indians.

152. Rogue River War, George Reed was killed by Indians.

153. Rogue River War, John C. Richardson was wounded by Indians.

154. Rogue River War, Daniel Richardson a Lieutenant was severely wound and was later killed at Gold Beach.

155. Cayuse War, Anderew Rogers a teacher at Waiilatpu was killed by Cayuses Indians.

156. Rogue River War, Dr. William R. Rose was killed by Indians from ambush.

157. Yakima War, Jacob Rousch killed by Indiand, lived six days after being wounded.

158. Rogue River War, Thomas Ryan wounded at Grave Creek.

159. Rogue River War, Jeremaiah Ryland of Maryland, killed by Coquille Indians.

160. Cayuse War, John Sager was killed by Indians.

161.  Cayuse War, Amos Sales was killed by the Coquille Indians.

162. Rogue River War, Alexander Sawyer killed by Indians.

163. Rogue River War, John Rcarborough killed by Indians at Evan's Creek.

164. Rogue River War, Nelson Seaman killed by Indians.

165. Rogue River War, T. J. Sharp wounded at Pistol River.

166. Rogue River War, J. Shaw killed in skirmish.

167. Rogue River War, Isaac Shelton of Wallamet Valley mortally wounded by Indians.

168. Rogue River War, Hawkins Shelton wounded at Grave Creek.

169. Yakima War, A. Shepard wound at the battle of Walla, Walla.

170. Rogue River War, Z. Shultz wounded in a skirmish.

171. Yakima War, James Sinclair was in charge of Fort Walla, Walla, was killed by Indians.

172. Rogue River War, Hugh Smith was killed by Indians.

173. Yakima War, G. W. Smith wounded at Walla, Walla.

174. Yakima War John Smith wounded at Walla, Walla.

175. Rogue River War, Adolf Smoldt, wounded by Indians.

176. Yakima War, Casper Snook wounded in battle.

177. Rogue River War, John Stanness was wounded at Grave Creek.

178. Rogue River War, Benjamin Taft mortally wounded at Skull Bar.

179. Yakima War, Captain Oliver H. P. Taylor was killed in battle.

180. Rogue River War, William Thompson a boatman was drowned.

181. Rogue River War, W. R. Tulles was killed by Indians.

182. Yakima War, Richard Turpin was killed by Indians.

183. Rogue River War, Joseph Umpqua was wounded at Skull Bar.

184. Yakima War, S. S. Hangerman was mortally wounded.

185. Mrs. Joseph. Wagoner killed by Indians.
Note. there is more on her death.

186. Rogue River War, Joseph Wagoner was killed by Indians.

187. Rogue River War John Walden wounded at the battle of Grave Creek.

188. Cayose War, Leander C. Wallace was a young American, was killed in battle.

189. Rogue River War, Captain W. H. Warner in 1849, was murdered while serveying for a Pacific Railroad in Oregon.

190. Rogue River War, Lorenzo Warner was killed bt Indians.

191. Cayuse War, Lieutenant-Colonel James Waters was wounded.

192. Yakima War, George Watkins lived four days after being wounded.

193. Yakima War, James Watkins was mortally wounded.

194. Yakima War, Jacob White was killed by Indians.

195. Cayuse War, Mrs. Narcissa Whitman teaches indians death by vioience.
Note. tere is more to this story.

196. Rogue River War, Brice Whitman wounded by Indians.

197. Rogue River War, Joseph Wilkinson killed by Indians.

198. Rogue River War,  L. L. Williams of Vermont was wounded by Indians.

199. Rogue River War, Mrs. Wilson was killed by Indians on the road between Indian Creek and Crescent City.

200. Rogue River War, William Wilson wounded at Grave Creek.

201.Rogue River War, Thomas W. Wills was murdered by Indians.

202. Rogue River War, John D. Winters of company D., was killed at Grave Creek.

203.Rogue River War, Calvin Woodman was murdered by scarface.

204. Rogue River War, A. H. Woodruff was wounded in the battle of the meadows.

205. Rogue River War, Ben Wright, The Indians said they cut out his heart and cook it and ate it in admiration of his courage in this way they hoped to emulate his courage.

206. Cayuse War, James Young was on his way to the mission-house from the sawmill when he was killed.

1 comment:

Rick Hamell said...

The modern spelling of Grand Rond is Grand Ronde. It's now known for the Indian Casino there, but was originally the headquarters for the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation, established in 1854.

Also, a there was a fairly strong militia presence, made up of local citizens, during the Rogue River Indian Wars. In many cases the militia greatly out numbered actual soldiers. So that may partially account for your issue in identifying Civilians vs. Soldiers.

You may also look into adding deaths from the Second Battle of Battle Rock, and note that two great books about this period All Quiet on the Yamhill, and A Little War of Destiny: The Yakima/Walla Walla Indian War both have a lot of names of Soldiers based in Oregon during this time.