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

Keogh – Crazy Horse Fight

Little Bighorn Battlefield

 
 
Keogh – Crazy Horse Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. Keogh – Crazy Horse Fight Marker
Inscription.
The Indian charge shatters the Calhoun defense and crashes through the soldier position at right, held by Capt. Myles Keogh’s Company I, Crazy Horse and White Bull cut down the retreating soldiers who flee northwest along this ridge in an effort to join the remnants of Custer’s command on Last Stand Hill. Members of Company C and L were also found here.

It looked to me as if Keogh must have attempted to make a stand on foot to enable Custer to get away because he and his company died in one compact mass, whereas from here on the graves are scattered irregular clumps and at intervals about like those in the slaughter of buffaloes . . . ”
- - - Lt. John Bourke, 3rd Cavalry, 1877.

The soldiers were on one side of the hill, and the Indians on the other side, a slight rise between the two parties. At this point Crazy Horse came up and rode between the two parties. The soldiers fired at once, but missed him.”
- - - Red Feather, Oglala Lakota.

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 45° 34.049′ N, 107° 25.432′ W. Marker is in Crow Agency, Montana, in Big Horn County. Marker is on Little Bighorn Battlefield Road, on the
Keogh – Crazy Horse Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Keogh – Crazy Horse Fight Marker
right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Little Bighorn Battlefield. 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. Cheyenne Warrior Markers (a few steps from this marker); Companies F and I (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Deep Ravine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Last Stand Hill, June 25, 1876 (approx. ¼ mile away); Memorial Markers (approx. ¼ mile away); Companies C & E (approx. ¼ mile away); Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indian Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crow Agency.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a picture of the fighting that occurred at this location.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876. (Submitted on August 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, 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 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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