Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Corporal Adolph Metzger . . .
. . . like you, will die today. History will record that he is of German descent and a combat veteran of the Civil War and Plains Indian Wars. Two weeks ago, on December 6th, he helped Col. Carrington rescue Lt. Grummond from certain death. Today, after running out of ammunition, he will fight to the end, using his bugle as a club. His body will be left untouched and covered with a buffalo cape; an honor from his adversaries. He will leave behind a wife and daughter.
In the end, your body will be recovered and you will be buried in a mass grave at Fort Phil Kearny cemetery. In 1888, your entire detail is reinterred at the Custer National Cemetery.
Location. 44° 34.832′ N, 106° 50.545′ 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. At the Break of Dawn . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); As a Plains Indian . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); You Pursue . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Nose . . . As the Attack Continues . . . (about 600 feet away); In the End . . . (about 800 feet away); As a Cavalryman . . . (approx. 0.2 miles away); During Your Advance . . . (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Banner.
More about this marker. A photograph of the Fetterman graves at Custer National Cemetery appears at the bottom right of the marker.
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 Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.