Little Big Horn Battlefield where Custer fell

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Saw where Col Custer was shot dead

Flag of United States  , Montana
Monday, May 14, 2012

Map of Little Big Horn battles

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May 13
, Montana.
In the annals of US history, Little Big Horn was one of the most famous battles in American history.  June 25 and 26 of 1876 in the valley of the Little Big Horn River, over 260 soldiers of the US 7th Calvary met defeat from the Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. 

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The Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876

Custer's Last Stand

War
Indian Wars
Date of Battle
June 25 – June 26, 1876
Location
Near the Little Bighorn River, Big Horn County, Montana
Result
Native American victory
Nat. American Commanders
Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, Arapaho

Commanded By: Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, with 949 lodges (probably 900 - 1,800 warriors)
U.S. Commanders:
George A. Custer, Marcus Reno, Frederick Benteen, James Calhoun with 31 officers, 566
troopers, 15 armed civilians, 35-40 scouts of the 7th Cavalry


Maj. Marcus Reno

Major Marcus Albert Reno, engaged in Little Bighorn on June 25- 26, 1876, and set up a hospital during the hilltop fight to care for wounded.


Col. Fred Benteen

Col. Frederick Benteen

7th Cavalry


Lt. James Calhoun

Lt. James Calhoun

Seventh Cavalry, in uniform. Calhoun was killed at Little Big Horn, 1876.

     
George Armstrong Custer

George A. Custer

[between 1860 and 1865]

Picture from the Library of Congress



Casualties

Nat. American: Believed to be at least 36 killed, 168 wounded

(according to Sitting Bull); or 136 killed, 160 wounded (according to Red Horse)


U.S.: 268 killed (16 officers, 242 troopers, 10 civilians/scouts), 55 wounded

LITTLE BIG HORN BATTLEFIELD
I wanted to add this one picture of the archeological survey of the Custer Battlefield in May and June of 1984 after fire swept over the field in August of 1983.  *click picture to enlarge.
 

 
 













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CODY, WY
After our visit to Little Big Horn, we were coached to Cody, WY, to spend the night before proceeding to Yellowstone National Park

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