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Edward Steptoe

Born: Nov 7, 1815

Death: Apr 1, 1865

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Edward Steptoe

Date of Birth : Nov 7, 1815
Date of Death : Apr 1, 1865
Birth Place : United States of America

Edward Jenner Steptoe was an officer in the United States Army who served in the Mexican-American War and the Indian Wars. He is primarily remembered for his defeat at the Battle of Pine Creek during the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene-Paloos War. It was at Pine Creek where Steptoe and 164 men were ambushed by over 1000 Indian warriors. The battle, and the subsequent retreat, is also known as "the Steptoe Disaster."

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