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

Retreat Crossing

June 25, 1876

 

—Approximately 4:00 p.m. —

 
Retreat Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2011
1. Retreat Crossing Marker
Inscription. During Reno's retreat from the timber, Crazy Horse, Wooden Leg, Black Elk, and perhaps as many as 600 warriors chase the soldiers across the Little Bighorn River. Reno's casualties are 40 men killed and 13 wounded. The remnants of Reno's command occupy a new position on the bluffs where you are standing. Lakota and Cheyenne casualties are few.
 
Location. 45° 31.485′ N, 107° 23.028′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is near the end of the battlefield drive. Marker is in this post office area: Crow Agency MT 59022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Timber Fight (here, next to this marker); Reno's Skirmish Line - Warrior Counterattack (here, next to this marker); Lone Tipi (here, next to this marker); Crow's Nest (here, next to this marker); Reno’s Retreat (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reno’s Valley Fight (about 400 feet away); Custer’s Advance (about 400 feet away); The Reno-Benteen Defense (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crow Agency.
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Retreat Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Retreat Crossing Marker
Markers on the Little Bighorn Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Markers on the Little Bighorn Battlefield
There are several markers at this location. The Retreat Crossing marker is seen here on the right.
Little Big Horn River Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2011
4. Little Big Horn River Retreat
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 36 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 North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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