Inscription. This is the farthest point reached by Capt. Weir in his attempt to assist Custer. Minutes after arriving, his company was joined by Capt. Benteen's company and others. They remained about 45 minutes until mounting warrior pressure forced them back to the Reno- Benteen battlefield.
By Mike Stroud, June 1992
|1. Weir Point Fight Marker|
Location. 45° 32.146′ N, 107° 23.651′ W. Marker is in Crow Agency, Montana, in Big Horn County. Marker is on Little Bighorn Battlefield Road. Click for map. at Interstate 90 at Mile Marker 510 near U.S. 212. East of I-90. Marker is in this post office area: Crow Agency MT 59022, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Custer Last Seen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sharpshooter Ridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Timber Fight (approx. 0.9 miles away); Retreat Crossing (approx. 0.9 miles away); Reno's Skirmish Line - Warrior Counterattack (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lone Tipi (approx. 0.9 miles away); Crow's Nest (approx. 0.9 miles away); Medicine Tail Coulee Ford (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crow Agency.
Regarding Weir Point Fight. The two-day battle took place between the U.S. Army's Seventh Cavalry, guided by Crow and Arikara scouts and led by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer, against bands of Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho, led by Chief Sitting Bull.
Little Bighorn was the pinnacle of the Indians' power. They had achieved their greatest victory yet, but soon their tenuous union fell apart in the face of the white onslaught. Outraged over the death of a popular Civil War hero on the eve of the Centennial, the nation demanded and received harsh retribution .
By Mike Stroud, June 1992
|2. The farthest point reached by Capt. Weir|
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Little Bighorn. (Submitted on August 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Captain Thomas Benton Weir, Wikipedia entry. ... Weir disobeyed orders to remain on what is now called Reno Hill. Instead, Weir (and eventually other soldiers including Benteen) moved north to attempt to support Custer, who had led a detachment to attack the encampment from that direction. The effort was too late to save Custer and over 200 of his men, all of whom were killed. ... (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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