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Silas Soule

Born: Jul 26, 1838

Death: Apr 23, 1865

Birthplace: Bath

Nationality: United States

Silas Soule

Date of Birth : Jul 26, 1838
Date of Death : Apr 23, 1865
Birth Place : Bath

Silas Stillman Soule was an American abolitionist, Kansas Territory Jayhawker, anti-slavery militant, and a friend of John Brown and Walt Whitman. Later, during the American Civil War, he joined the Colorado volunteers, rising to the rank of Captain in the Union Army. Silas Soule was in command of Company D, 1st Colorado Cavalry, which was present at Sand Creek on November 29, 1864, when he refused an order to join the Sand Creek massacre. During the subsequent inquiry, Soule testified against the massacre's ringleader John Chivington and soon after he was murdered in Denver, presumably in revenge for this.

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