Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Siskiyou County

Welcome to Hornbrook The three markers commemorate Bradford Ripley Alden, Cottonwood Basin and Jefferson Davis
Bradford Ripley Alden 8 September 2014
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Bradford Ripley Alden
Copco Road

The marker reads:

Bradford Ripley Alden

On Aug. 8, 1853 Captain Alden led 10 men of the 4th U. S. Infantry from Fort Jones and 80 volunteers from Yreka over these mountains to the assistance of the Rogue River Valley. This force augmented by 100 volunteers from Oregon defeated the Indians on Battle Mountain where Captain Alden was severely wounded.

Erected by his grandchildren and the Siskiyou County Historical Society

The Rogue River tribes in southwest Oregon had endured the aggression of Oregon Trail and California Gold Rush immigrants and had put up stiff resistance to them in the early 1850s.

The United States Army inflicted numerous punitive assaults against the Rogue River natives, beginning in 1851.

By 1853, the Rogue River tribes had signed treaties relinquishing most of their homelands.

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