California Historical Landmarks in Modoc County

California Historical Landmark 16
Infernal Caverns Batttleground
Ferry Ranch on County Road 60
Year 1867

Infernal Caverns Batttleground

This is the site of the battle between U.S. troops and Shoshone, Paiute, and Pit Indians on September 26 and 27, 1867. The Indians took refuge in a series of caverns located at the top of a rocky slope. Over a third of the command was killed or wounded in the battle, six soldiers were buried at the foot of the slope.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

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