Near Miles City in Custer County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Generals Terry and Custer, moving from the east to take part in a campaign against the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians, camped on the Yellowstone about 25 miles west of here June 10, 1876. From that point Major Reno was sent with six troops of the 7th Cavalry to scout the Powder and Tongue valleys for Indian sign. He swung further west and picked up a fresh trail on the Rosebud. It was this trail that led Custer into contact with the hostiles resulting in the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is June 10, 1876.
Location. 46° 25.585′ N, 105° 18.726′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miles City MT 59301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. The Powder River and the Red Trail (a few steps from this marker).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.