Memorial plaque for Captain Silas S. Soule in Denver, CO.
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Silas S. Soule
At this location on April 23, 1865, assassins shot and killed 1st Colorado Cavalry officer Capt. Silas S. Soule. During the infamous Sand Creek Massacre of November 29, 1864, Soule had disobeyed orders by refusing to fire on Chief Black Kettle's peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho village. Later, at army hearings, Soule testified against his commander, Col. John M. Chivington, detailing the atrocities committed by the troops at Sand Creek. His murderers were never brought to justice.
Erected by History Colorado, The Colorado Historical Society, from the Dr. & Mrs. J. N. Hall Marker Trust, 2010
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Captain Silas S. Soule, Sand Creek Massacre