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Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

As a Cavalryman . . .

 
 
As a Cavalryman . . . Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. As a Cavalryman . . . Marker
This is one in a series of markers that tell the story of the Fetterman Fight of December 21, 1866.
Inscription.
. . . you dress lightly because the weather is clear. You are carrying your recently issued seven shot Spencer repeater and a saber. Lt. Grummond will command and he carries a saber and revolver. Wheatley and Fisher, who are with you, carry 15 shot Henry repeaters.

As the command reaches this point, it is split up. The infantry is behind you, although some are riding double or are running along side holding the stirrups of the cavalrymen. In your pursuit of the decoys, you have fired some of your ammunition and your horse is tiring. You continue pursuing the decoys into the valley.

At Peno Creek the decoys criss-cross and more Indians than you have seen before rise up from ambush. You retreat toward Lodge Trail Ridge, pausing several times to fire at your pursuers.
 
Location. 44° 34.696′ N, 106° 50.604′ W. Marker is in Banner, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker can be reached from Piney Creek Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Banner WY 82832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In the End . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); During Your Advance . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); The Discoveries
As a Cavalryman . . . Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. As a Cavalryman . . . Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); As the Attack Continues . . . (about 300 feet away); Big Nose . . . (about 400 feet away); As an Infantryman . . . (about 500 feet away); The Bozeman Trail       1863 – 1868 (about 600 feet away); You Pursue . . . (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Banner.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. See all of the markers on the Fetterman Fight Interpretive Trail.
 
Also see . . .  The Fetterman Fight. Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Marker on the Fetterman Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Marker on the Fetterman Battlefield
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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