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

Reno’s Retreat

Little Bighorn Battlefield

 
 
Reno’s Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. Reno’s Retreat Marker
Inscription.
Under mounting pressure, Reno abandons the timber. His retreat disintegrates into a rout as pursuing warriors ride in amongst the troopers killing more than 30 soldiers. Indian casualties are few. Lakota and Cheyennes drive the cavalry across the river and up the steep bluffs to your left. Receiving word of other soldiers downstream (to your right) they abandon Reno to meet the new threat to their village.

We’ve had a big fight in the bottom, got whipped like hell and I am damned glad to see you!”
- 2nd Lt. Luther Hare, Co. K, 7th Cavalry

The Sioux and the Cheyennes charged and the troops ran for the river. The Indians rode right up to them and knocked some off their horses as they were running, and some fell off in the river. It was like chasing buffalo . . . a grand chase.”
- American Horse, Northern Cheyenne

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 45° 31.554′ N, 107° 23.011′ W. Marker is in Crow Agency, Montana, in Big Horn County. Marker is on Little Bighorn Battlefield Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Little Bighorn Battlefield, near the Reno-Benteen Battlefield.
Reno’s Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Reno’s Retreat Marker
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. Reno’s Valley Fight (here, next to this marker); Custer’s Advance (a few steps from this marker); Timber Fight (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Retreat Crossing (about 400 feet away); Reno's Skirmish Line - Warrior Counterattack (about 400 feet away); Lone Tipi (about 400 feet away); Crow's Nest (about 400 feet away); The Reno-Benteen Defense (approx. 0.4 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 Indians chasing Reno’s men across the river and up the bluffs.
 
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
Site of Reno’s Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
4. Site of Reno’s Retreat
Reno's cavalry retreated across the river and up the hill seen here.
 
 
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 282 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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