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Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fetterman Massacre Memorial

 
 
Fetterman Massacre Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. Fetterman Massacre Memorial Marker
Inscription.
On this field on the 21st day of December, 1866, three commissioned officers and seventy six privates of the 18th U.S. Infantry, and of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, and four civilians, under the command of Captain Brevet-Lieutenant Colonel William J. Fetterman were killed by an overwhelming force of Sioux, under the command of Red Cloud.
There were no survivors.

 
Location. 44° 34.278′ N, 106° 50.474′ W. Marker is in Banner, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker is on Piney Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Banner WY 82832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fetterman Monument (here, next to this marker); Northern Plains Indian Wars (a few steps from this marker); The Combatants: Soldiers (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Combatants: Warriors (approx. 0.2 miles away); Two Scenarios: Fetterman Fight, December 21, 1866 (approx. mile away); Weapons of the Fetterman Fight (approx. mile away); The Bozeman Trail 1863 – 1868 (approx. 0.4 miles away); As an Infantryman . . . (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Banner.
 
Also see . . .  The Fetterman Fight. Fort
Fetterman Massacre Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Fetterman Massacre Memorial Marker
Phil Kearny State Historic Site. (Submitted on July 23, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Fetterman Massacre Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Fetterman Massacre Memorial
Fetterman Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
4. Fetterman Battlefield
On this ground, the forces of Lt. Col. William Fetterman were defeated and killed by warriors under Sioux Chief Red Cloud.
Grave of Capt. Fetterman image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
5. Grave of Capt. Fetterman
Capt. William Fetterman was originally laid to rest in the cemetery at Fort Phil Kearny. He was subsequently moved to Custer National Cemetery on the Little Bighorn Battlefield.
<i>The Indian Battle and Massacre Near Fort Philip Kearney, Dacotah Territory, December 21, 1866</i> image. Click for full size.
By Harper's Weekly, circa March 27, 1867
6. The Indian Battle and Massacre Near Fort Philip Kearney, Dacotah Territory, December 21, 1866
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress. (Click on image to enlarge.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on July 24, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on July 24, 2015.
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