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

Little Bighorn Battlefield

 
 
Troops A, B, D, G, H, K, and M, 7th. U.S. Cavalry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 1992
1. Troops A, B, D, G, H, K, and M, 7th. U.S. Cavalry
Inscription.  This area was occupied by troops A, B, D, G, H, K, and M, 7th. U.S. Cavalry, and the pack train when they were besieged by the Sioux Indians June 25th and 26th 1876.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is June 25, 2004.
 
Location. 45° 31.333′ N, 107° 22.655′ W. Marker is in Crow Agency, Montana, in Big Horn County. Marker is on Little Bighorn Battlefield Road, in the median. Off Interstate 90 at Mile Marker 510 near U.S. 212. East of I-90. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crow Agency MT 59022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Reno-Benteen Defense (a few steps from this marker); Crow's Nest (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lone Tipi (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reno's Skirmish Line - Warrior Counterattack (approx. 0.3 miles away); Retreat Crossing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Timber Fight (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reno’s Retreat (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reno’s Valley Fight (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crow Agency.
 
Regarding Little Bighorn Battlefield.
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The two-day battle took place between the U.S. Army's Seventh Cavalry, guided by Crow and Arikara scouts and led by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer, against bands of Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho, led by Chief Sitting Bull.

Little Bighorn was the pinnacle of the Indians' power. They had achieved their greatest victory yet, but soon their tenuous union fell apart in the face of the white onslaught. Outraged over the death of a popular Civil War hero on the eve of the Centennial, the nation demanded and received harsh retribution .
 
Also see . . .
1. Bighorn Battlefield. (Submitted on August 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Battle of Little Bighorn. (Submitted on August 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Little Bighorn Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Little Bighorn Battlefield Marker
U. S. Soldier image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 1992
3. U. S. Soldier
7th Cav. Killed June 25 or 26, 1876
Pvt. Julian D. Jones image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 1992
4. Pvt. Julian D. Jones
Co. H
7th Cav.
Killed
June 26, 1876
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,681 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on August 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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