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

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

 
 
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Marker
Inscription.
On this site in 1876 the historic Battle of the Little Big Horn began.

“When we stand side by side in the circle of no beginning and no ending, the first maker, creator of all things, is in the center. He hears the words of supplication and blesses us with his infinite love which is ‘peace’ itself.”

Joe Medecine Crow, Ph.D.
“High Bird” – Dagak Bako
Crow tribal Historian
Grandson of Custer’s Last Scout
Whiteman Runs Him

Forward Marker
Here rests
in
honored glory
an
American soldier
known
but to God.

Member of Reno’s command
found near river, June 1926

 
Erected 1995 by Custer Battlefield Museum, Inc.
 
Location. 45° 31.594′ N, 107° 25.018′ W. Marker is in Garryowen, Montana, in Big Horn County. Marker is on I-90 Frontage Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Custer Battlefield Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Garryowen MT 59031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garryowen (here, next to this marker); Garryowen, Montana - Sitting Bull’s Camp (here,
Forward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Forward Marker
next to this marker); Weir Point (approx. 1.3 miles away); Weir Point Fight (approx. 1.3 miles away); Custer Last Seen (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sharpshooter Ridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Medicine Tail Coulee (approx. 1.4 miles away); Medicine Tail Coulee Ford (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garryowen.
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Marker
Marker in Garryowen image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
4. Marker in Garryowen
Sitting Bull image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
5. Sitting Bull
Tatanka Yotanka
1831 - 1890
Hunkpapa Sioux Medicine Man
Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
6. Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer
1839 - 1876
Field Commander of the U.S. 7th Cavalry
 
 
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 248 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on July 24, 2015, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 23, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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