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Crow Agency in Big Horn County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Companies C & E

(Little Bighorn Battlefield)

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, June 1992
1. Companies C & E Marker
Inscription. The white markers on the knolls and in the ravines to the west and southwest show were the troopers of Co, C under Capt. Tom Custer and Co. E under Lt. Smith were found. The Indian encampment lay beyond on the flat across the river.
 
Location. 45° 34.222′ N, 107° 25.639′ W. Marker is in Crow Agency, Montana, in Big Horn County. Marker is on Little Bighorn Battlefield Road. Click for map. Take 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 walking distance of this marker. Memorial Markers (a few steps from this marker); Last Stand Hill, June 25, 1876 (a few steps from this marker); Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 1984 Archeological Survey (within shouting distance of this marker); Peace Through Unity (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Bighorn Indian Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wooden Leg Hill (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Crow Agency.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Little Bighorn. (Submitted on August 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Companies C & E image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 1992
2. Companies C & E
white markers on the knolls and in the ravines show were the troopers of Co, C under Capt. Tom Custer and Co. E under Lt. Smith were found.

2. Thomas Custer, from Wikipedia. Custer participated in the arrest of the Lakota Rain-in-the-Face for the 1873 murder of Dr. John Honsinger. It was widely rumored that Rain-in-the-Face, who had escaped from captivity and was a participant at the Little Bighorn, cut out Tom Custer's heart after the battle; though the chief later denied it during an interview. Custer's remains were identified by a recognizable tattoo of his initials on his arm. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. Custer Lives! and Western History- Lt Algernon Emory Smith. At the June 25, 1876 Battle of The Little Big Horn, Lt. Algernon Smith was assigned to Company E, whose commander was at Fort Leavenworth. Lt. Smith normally commanded Company A. Company E was known as "The Gray Horse Troop". Using a Civil War tactic, General George Custer divided the 7th US Cavalry’s twelve companies by the color of their horses. General Custer felt the Troopers could find their respective Company, with greater ease, in the heat of battle by recognizing a horse color. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Companies C & E image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 1992
3. Companies C & E
Thomas Custer image. Click for full size.
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4. Thomas Custer
Lt. Algernon Smith image. Click for full size.
By Custer lives ! and Western History
5. Lt. Algernon Smith
 
 
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