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

The Reno-Benteen Defense

June 25-26, 1876

 
 
The Reno-Benteen Defense Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2011
1. The Reno-Benteen Defense Marker
Inscription.  After an unsuccessful attack on the Indian camp in the valley, Major Reno and his battalion retreated to this vicinity where they were soon reinforced by Captain Benteen's battalion and the pack train.
In an attempt to find and rejoin Custer they moved northwest, but returned when confronted by warriors. Here the surrounded troops made a desperate stand until the next afternoon when the Indians withdrew as the Terry-Gibbon column approached.
Please obtain a trail guide booklet from adjacent stand. The self-guided tour takes about 45 minutes.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian.
 
Location. 45° 31.331′ N, 107° 22.663′ W. Marker is in Crow Agency, Montana, in Big Horn County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 212, one mile east of Interstate 90. Marker is at the end of the driving trail. 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. Little Bighorn Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); Crow's Nest (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lone Tipi (approx.
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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.
 
The Reno-Benteen Defense Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. The Reno-Benteen Defense Marker
Marker on the Little Bighorn Battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Marker on the Little Bighorn Battlefield
Marker can be seen to the left of the Little Bighorn Battlefield monument.
Reno's skirmish line image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2011
4. Reno's skirmish line
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,576 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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