Exploring Oklahoma History

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Oklahoma Historic Place of the Day

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Custer County Courthouse

The Custer County Courthouse in Arapaho, Oklahoma.

Located in Custer County, Oklahoma.


Today in Oklahoma History

Wednesday, June 8, 1870

Bodamer's Fight

Lt. John A. Bodamer and 25 men of Company F, 10th Cavalry, were escorting a large ox train from Fort Dodge to Camp Supply, about 80 miles south. Near the edge of Indian territory, about 100 Cheyennes attacked. Bodamer corralled the wagons and fought off the Indians until nightfall, then dispatched Pvt. William Edmonson to Camp Supply for reinforcements. Narrowly escaping capture, Edmonson reached the post at 11 p.m. When Capt. Nicholas Nolan arrived the next morning, the Cheyennes were gone. During the fight Bodamer and his men killed three Cheyennes and wounded ten. Two soldiers, a Cpl. Freeman and a Pvt. Winchester, were wounded. more...

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