|Following the Battle of Big Mound on July 24, 1863, Brig. Gen. Henry Hastings Sibley and his men
moved their camp about four miles and then rested till the next day. The morning of the 26th they set out and after
marching about 14 miles, found the Sioux ready for battle. At first, the fighting was long range because the Native
Americans refrained from closing with the soldiers. The Native Americans did attempt to flank the left side of the
camp and run off the mules. The Mounted Rangers and infantry, though, after heavy fighting, compelled the Native
Americans to abandon their intentions. Following this setback, the Sioux retreated, ending the battle. Sibley
resumed his march after the Native Americans the next day. The Sioux were on the run.