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Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
October 02, 2014 M. Timothy Nolting   

Andrew Jackson Smith- Captain in command of the regular troops at the battle of Hungry Hill. Photographic image is in the public domain-

On October 31, 1855 the deadliest battle between the Rogue River Indians and the U.S. Army took place near the Oregon-California trail between Cow Creek and Wolf Creek among the Grave Creek Hills. The battle had long since been forgotten until recently when eastern newspaper articles resurfaced, eyewitness accounts were discovered and scant military records found. Over the past century and a half even the location of the battle had been forgotten...

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