Tour Locations | The Modoc War: A Homeland Lost
LOCATION 38 | The Modoc War: A Homeland Lost
You should now be on Malone Road, heading toward the elevators up a ways on your left. Now look around you, imagine this exact spot where you're driving filled with horses, gunfire and smoke. Ivan Applegate later described the chaos that morning:
[IVAN:] Then was all din and commotion...the riderless horses were dashing here and there...but instantly came the brave Major, 'Fire'! The attack was so sudden and desperate, the Modocs rushing on us with demon-like yells, that...it seemed...the thinned line would yield and break. But immediately came the order 'Forward!' and it was like an inspiration. The men sprang forward...delivering a deadly fire, and the Indians were forced back.
But in all the commotion, the soldiers never saw Captain Jack. And by the time it had cleared, he was gone.