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

Last Stand Hill, June 25, 1876

Little Bighorn Battlefield

 
 
Last Stand Hill, June 25, 1876 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. Last Stand Hill, June 25, 1876 Marker
Inscription.
Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors surrounded this position near the climax of the battle. Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and approximately 41 men, shoot their horses for breastworks and fight to the death. Custer and several soldiers were found at the crest of the hill while others were discovered along the slope. This was the famed “Last Stand” of legend.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 45° 34.216′ N, 107° 25.64′ W. Marker is in Crow Agency, Montana, in Big Horn County. Marker is on Little Bighorn Battlefield Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Little Bighorn Battlefield, on Last Stand Hill. 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. Memorial Markers (here, next to this marker); Companies C & E (a few steps from this marker); Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 1984 Archeological Survey (within shouting distance
Last Stand Hill, June 25, 1876 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Last Stand Hill, June 25, 1876 Marker
of this marker); Peace Through Unity (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Bighorn Indian Memorial (about 300 feet away); Wooden Leg Hill (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crow Agency.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a painting of the climactic battle on Last Stand Hill.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876. (Submitted on August 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Marker on Last Stand Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Marker on Last Stand Hill
Two markers can be found at this location. The Last Stand Hill marker is seen here on the left.
Little Bighorn Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
4. Little Bighorn Monument
The marker is located near this monument on Last Stand Hill.
Graves on Last Stand Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
5. Graves on Last Stand Hill
Markers indicate the locations where the soldiers fell on Last Stand Hill. Custer's marker (with the black background) can be seen in the center of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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