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The Sand Creek Massacre
Union Casualties Listed in
Burlington Hawk Eye
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9.11.01
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The following article appeared in the Burlington Weekly Hawk Eye (Burlington, Iowa),
December 31, 1864.

A special thanks to Al and Donna Rothe for contributing this article.  Donna’s great-grandfather, Samuel H.
Burghardt, served in the Colorado 3rd Regiment at Sand Creek and was wounded in the fight.


Editor’s Note: In cross-checking official records of the National Archives and Colorado Archives regimental
listings, and the Colorado Archives list of Civil War casualties, certain discrepancies exist.  They are noted in
red following the name listed.


List of killed and wounded in the engagement of November 29th 1864, on Big Sandy Creek, Colorado
Territory:

Ballou, James private co C, 1st, arrow wound in small of back, severe.
(National Archives listing: Cornelius J. Ballou;  Colorado archives listing: Cornelius J. Ballow.)

Brady, John private co F, 3d, gun shot wound in leg, slight.
(Correction: Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: John W. Bradley.)

Brown, Benjamin private co K, 3d, gun shot wound in the throat and left shoulder.
(Correction: Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: Brown served as private in 1st  Reg.)

Burghardt, Samuel H Sergeant co B, 3d, arrow wound, slight

Burnett, B F private co K, 3d, gun shot wound in right thigh, slight.
(Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: No record of a BF Burnett found.  Possibly Benjamin F. Bisel,
Co. K, 3rd – as listed in Denver Daily News
"Latest From Fort Lyon, December 12, 1864.")

Calhoun, J B private co C, 3d, gun shot wound in throat.
(No ‘Calhoun’ listed in 3rd regiment. Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: A Private John B. Calhoun
is listed, and his name appears in a list of wounded in the Denver Daily News:
“Latest From Fort Lyon,
December 12, 1864.”  This entry, and the next one below, is most likely the same soldier.)

Calhoun, James private co C, 1st, arrow wound in right leg, slight.
(See note in previous entry.)

Connor, James private co A, 3d, gun shot wound in right breast, serious.
(Possible match - Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: Michael J. Connor, Co. A, 3rd Reg.  No
official record of a ‘James’ Connor exists.  The
Denver Daily News reported that a Joseph H. Connor (Co, A, 3rd
Reg.) was killed, but the Colorado Archives record of Civil War casualties does not list any ‘Connor’ as having
died in combat.)

Cree, John private co M, gun shot wound in left thigh, broken arrow in bowels.
(No record of a John Cree.  Colorado Archives and National Archives listing similarities: Jacob Creek, or Creese
Co, M. 1st; John Creach, Co, K., 1st.)

Dorsey, George private co F, 3d, arrow wound in left side, serious.

Douglas, James private co I, 3d, arrow wound in left arm, slight.

Foster, H C private co D, 3d, gun shot through the head, dead.
(Henry C. Foster.)

Hamilton, Rinnard Sergeant, co I, 3d, arrow wound in left arm, slight.
(Correction: Richard Hamilton)

Hawley, C H 1st Lieut. co B, 3d, arrow wound in arm, slight.
(Charles H. Hawley.)

Huewton, Thomas private co M, 3d, arrow wound in elbow, slight.
(No record of a Thomas Huewton. National Archives listing: most likely Thomas Huston, private Co, M, 3rd.)

Jackson, W. private co E, 1st, thrown from his horse and leg broken.
(Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: Most likely Sergeant William C. Jackson, Co. E, 1st.)

Mallory, John H private co I, 3d, arrow wound in left hip, slight.
(Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: No record of a John H. Mallory.  Possibly Charles L. Mallory,
private Co. B, 3rd; or John H. Mallay, private, Co. M, 3rd.)

Manion, T N private co B, 3d, gun shot wound in hip, slight.
(Thomas N. Manion)

Maxwell, T.J. private co C, 3d, left arm, slight.
(Thomas J. Maxwell)

McDermott, Patrick private co E, 3d, gun shot, dead on the field.

McFarland, Robert private co D, 3d, shot dead and heart cut out while his comrades were gone for
an ambulance.

Metcalf, James private co A, 3d, gun shot wound in neck and cheek, serious.

Morris, David M private co M, 3d, arrow wound in right side, serious.

Nettleton, George W private co A, 3d, gun shot wound in neck, serious.

Orleans, S P Sergeant co M, 3d, shot in left side and arm.
(Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: Most likely Lewis Philip Orleans.)

Parkes, John private co I, 3d, shot in the neck and died in three hours.

Parks, Frank private co A, 3d, gun shot wound in left leg, slight.
(Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: Most likely Edward F. Parks.)

Parks, John private co I, 3d, gun shot wound in hip, slight.
(Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: Most likely James W. Parks.)

Pierce, George private co F, 3d, shot in right thigh, since died.
(Correction: George W. Pierce was a private in the 1st Cavalry.  Private Pierce was a subject of the later Sand
Creek controversy.  Several witnesses testified that Pierce was deliberately shot by militiamen when he
attempted to rescue John Smith in the initial attack on the Indian village.)

Pierson, Oliver private co C, 1st, arrow wound in right leg.
(Pierson later died.)

Rice, Charles W private co M, 3d, shot in right shoulder and side, slight.

Sherman, Abel private co M, 3d, arrow wound in hip, slight.
(Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: Private Amos Sherman.)

Smith, John private co C, 1st, arrow wound in leg, slight.
(Not to be confused with John S. Smith, Indian Interpreter.)

Stuhl, Ellis private co K, 3d, gun shot wound in right breast, slight
(Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: No record of an Ellis Stuhl found.  Most likely Benjamin E.
Stahl, Co. K, 3rd Reg.)

Taber, Gus private co C, 1st shot dead on the field.
(Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: No record of a Gus Taber found in regimental rosters or
Colorado Civil War casualties roster.)

Talbot, Presley Capt. co M, 3d, gun shot wound in groin, serious.

Thomas, Jefferson private co K, 3d, gun shot wound in right shoulder.

Tindale, James private co I, 3d, wounded slightly in the back.
(Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: Most likely James W. Tisdale, corporal, Co. I, 3rd.)

Weston, Hugh private co C, 1st, arrow wound in hip, slight.
(Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: No record of a ‘Hugh’ Weston.  Records list the following
Westons: George W., private, co. A 1st; Allen S., private, Co. I, 3rd; and Eugene, private, Co. G, 3rd.)

Wheatley, August private co C, 1st, arrow wound in face, slight.
(Colorado Archives and National Archives listing: No record of an ‘August Wheatley’ found.  Most likely August
Mettge Co. C, 1st Reg. - reported wounded in
Denver Daily News).

Wilson, Luther 1st Lieut. co H, 1st, gun shot wound in arm, slight.

Wilson, Martin private co E, 3d, gun shot wound in right breast and left shoulder.

Woodworth, James H private co K, 3d, arrow wound in thigh, slight.





KClonewolf.com Editor’s addition:

List of soldiers killed at Sand Creek, based upon this article, a similar article by the
Denver Daily News, and
National Archives and Colorado Archives listings:

- Aldrich, Joseph W. – 1st Colo. Reg.
- Berkheimer, Jesse – 3rd Colo. Reg.
- Conner, Michael J. - 3rd Colo. Reg. (Unconfirmed)
- Douglas, John A. – 3rd Colo. Reg.
- Duncan, John R. – 3rd Colo. Reg.
- Foster, Henry C. – 3rd Colo. Reg.
- McDermott, Patrick C. – 3rd Colo. Reg.
- McFarland, Robert - 3rd Colo. Reg.
- Medino, Francis – 3rd Colo. Reg.  (Alternately spelled Medina, Francisco)
- Parkes, John – 3rd Colo. Reg.
- Pierce, George W. – 1st Colo. Reg.
- Pierson, Oliver – 1st Colo. Reg.
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