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View Diary: 143rd Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre of Nov. 29th, 1864 (47 comments)

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    The massacre sparked outrage and shock around the country. The U.S. Army began an investigation into the "battle," and Soule formally testified against Chivington in a court of inquiry.

    On April 23, 1865, Charles Squires, a soldier, shot Soule in the head near his Denver home, killing him. It is thought that Squires was hired by men loyal to Chivington to kill Soule. One of Soule's men, First Lieutenant James Cannon, tracked Squires down in New Mexico and brought him back to Denver to stand trial. Squires escaped and Cannon was poisoned. Squires was never again captured and escaped punishment.


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