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Clark County - Indian Wars Veterans

Clark County - Indian Wars Veterans

Samuel A. Glass of New York,
Death: Aug. 23, 1877
near Kilgore, Idaho
Clark County
2 U.S. Cav.

Samuel was injured (Samuel Glass, who received a bullet in the bladder) in the Nez Pierce battle near Kilgore, Clark, ID, traveling through Pleasant Valley area where he died from his injuries. His grave is maintained by the forest service and is well kept. Wild flowers grow on his fenced in gravesite.

Sourse: Headstone, local legend and my reearch. (

On Tuesday, August 21, General Howard started his wounded on the back trail to Virginia City escorted by all but eight or ten of the Montana volunteers. One of the casualties, Blacksmith Samuel Glass, shot through the bladder during Norwood's action, died August 22 on the way at Pleasant Valley and was buried there. (

Glass's grave, complete with U.S. Quartermaster Department-provided marker, overlooks Pleasant Valley west of Interstate 15. It can be reached via the exit at the community of Humphreys, then south on an old two-lane highway for nearly three miles, then under the interstate and north on a gravel road for about one mile to the solitary grave above the valley.

Burial: Soldier Grave, Humphrey Exit
Clark County
Idaho, USA

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