Indian Fight of the 7th, 8th, and 9th of December of 1858
The following data is extracted from Bancroft Works, Volume 31, History Of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, 1845-1889, Hubert H. Bancroft, 1890. The History Company, Publishers, San Francisco..
Though coming to them under color of peace, it was charged upon the chief that he intended to entrap them. However this may have been, the volunteers, not content with putting so powerful an enemy out of the way, amused themselves that evening in camp by cutting off bits of his scalp as trophies; and when the scalp was entirely gone, the assistant surgeon of the regiment cut off his ears, and it was said that some of his fingers were taken off. Parrish probably exaggerates somewhat when he says: 'They skinned him from head to foot, and made razor-straps of his skin.' Or. Anec., MS., 87.
Capt. Charles Bennett of Company F, the same who was connected with James Marshall in the discovery of gold in California
2d Lieut J. M. Burrows, Company H
Simon S. Van Hagerman, Company I.
Mortally wounded, who lived but a few hours:
E. B. Kelsey, Company A
Henry Crow and Casper Snook, Company H
Joseph Sturdevant, Company B
Jesse Flemming, Company A
Privates T. J. Payne,
F. Crabtree, Company H
J. B. Gervias, Company K.
Capt. A. V. Wilson, Company A
Capt. L. Munson, Company I
Ser.-Mag. Isaac Miller, Company H
Private 0. W. Smith, Co. B
Privates A. M. Addington, Company H
Franklin Duval, Company A
Evan., Oregon Military Organization, 90.
On the 9th and 10th, wounded,
Estimated Indians killed and wounded, 100.
Source: Bancroft Works, Volume 31, History Of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, 1845-1889, Hubert H. Bancroft, 1890. The History Company, Publishers, San Francisco.