Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
You Pursue . . .
. . . the soldiers from Peno Creek. They retreat south up the hill along their road. A small group of them stop among some rocks to the north. Their fast shooting guns slow the attack, causing many casualties.
The remaining soldiers retreat to this area and form lines on both sides of the hill. You attack from the draws to the west and from behind the brush and crest to the east.
As you surround these soldiers, some break for the hill to the south, others release their horses. You pursue the escaping soldiers while other warriors go after the horses or continue to fight here.
In your pursuit, arrows are flying at the soldiers from both sides, sometimes hitting other warriors. The chase leads over the hill where the soldiers join others; again they are surrounded. The battle is almost over.
Location. 44° 34.795′ N, 106° 50.52′ 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. Corporal Adolph Metzger . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Nose . . . (about 300 feet away, measured As the Attack Continues . . . (about 400 feet away); As a Plains Indian . . . (about 400 feet away); In the End . . . (about 600 feet away); As a Cavalryman . . . (about 700 feet away); During Your Advance . . . (about 800 feet away); The Discoveries (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Banner.
More about this marker. The bottom left of the marker features a battle map showing the Indian encirclement of the soldiers during the Fetterman Fight. Next to this is a photograph of the Indian attack positions.
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 157 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.