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

Sharpshooter Ridge

 
 
Sharpshooter Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2011
1. Sharpshooter Ridge Marker
Inscription. June 25-26, 1876 - From the ridge to your right, Custer first views the village. Needing more information about the extent of the encampment, he moves further north. After witnessing the beginning of Reno's charge, Custer's five companies descend Cedar Coulee, the ravine to your immediate front. After Custer's destruction, this promontory was occupied by Lakota and Cheyenne warriors who poured a deadly and accurate fire into Reno and Benteen's besieged troops---thus the name Sharpshooter Ridge.
 
Erected by Little Bighorn Battlefield, National Park Service.
 
Location. 45° 31.853′ N, 107° 23.435′ 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 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. Custer Last Seen (approx. ¼ mile away); Weir Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Weir Point Fight (approx. 0.4 miles away); Custer’s Advance (approx. half a mile away); Reno’s Valley Fight (approx. half a mile away); Reno’s Retreat
Sharpshooter Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Sharpshooter Ridge Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Timber Fight (approx. half a mile away); Retreat Crossing (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crow Agency.
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Marker on the Little Bighorn Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Marker on the Little Bighorn Battlefield
 
 
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 796 times since then and 45 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.
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