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INFERNAL CAVERNS BATTLEGROUND, 1867

Historical Landmark

Description:
This is the site of the battle between U.S. troops and Shoshone, Paiute, and Pit Indians on September 26 and 27, 1867. The Indians took refuge in a series of caverns located at the top of a rocky slope. Over a third of the command was killed or wounded in the battle, six soldiers were buried at the foot of the slope.

Registration Date: 6/1/1932

Location:
City: Likely
County: Modoc

Directions:
Ferry Ranch on Co Rd 60, site is 1 mi SW of Ranch, 6.5 mi NW of Likely

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