STANDEFORD, JAMES L - Adair County, Missouri | JAMES L STANDEFORD - Missouri Gravestone Photos


Hamilton aka Old Wilsontown Cemetery
Adair County,

Feb. 28, 1847 Schuyler Co, Il
Feb., 1875 Camp Supply Woodward Co Indian Territory
Parents: Michael Geohegan Standeford, Matilda Hymer Standeford
Buried in Camp Supply Indian Territory Killed by Indians who attacked wagon train.

Camp Supply later know as Fort Supply, made infamous in the many battles with various Native American tribes. George Armstrong Custer rode out of Ft. Supply with the 7th en route to deal with Indian insurrection and ultimately the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Redoubts On the Fort Dodge–Camp Supply Trail

The military road from Fort Dodge, Kansas, to Camp Supply, Indian Territory, coursed its way through perilous country in the early 1870s. To protect the road and its travelers, two,small earthen and sandbag redoubts were built by the U.S. Army beside the trail. The little garrisons were sixteen miles apart on either side of the Cimarron River in Kansas. Small contingents of soldiers built the crude mud forts and manned the outposts. Their construction was prompted by the harassment of military traffic along the trail by Cheyenne and Kiowa warriors in 1869 and 1870. Freight wagons and mail coaches rolled over the rutted prairie stopping at the posts under the watchful eye of the Army. The plains citadels stood as guard posts in place of more common way stations that served the less strategic and dangerous stretches of trails in more civilized regions.

Photo(s) Contributed by Larry and Susan Olson

Contributed on 9/11/16 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 9/11/16 • Approved: 9/11/16 • Last Updated: 3/28/18 • R797569-G0-S3

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