Crow Agency in Big Horn County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Little Bighorn Battleﬁeld
In an attempt to locate Custer, Company D under Captain Thomas Weir advances to this hilltop position without orders late on June 25. Weir may have witnessed the conclusion of the battle three miles ahead. He is later joined by Captain Benteen and others. The Lakota and Cheyenne, returning from destroying all of Custer’s immediate command, force these troops to abandon this position in favor of their hilltop defense one mile south.
“Seeing many horsemen over on the distant ridge with guidons flying, Weir said, ‘That is Custer over there.’ And mounted up ready to go over, when Sergeant Flanagan said: ‘Here, Captain, you had better take a look through the glasses; I think those are Indians.’ Weir did so and changed his mind about leaving the place. Accordingly the men were dismounted and the horses led behind the hill.”
“We saw soldiers coming on a hill toward the south and east. Everybody began yelling: ‘Hurry!’ We started for the soldiers. They ran back toward where they had come from. One got killed, and many of us got off and couped him.”
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 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. Custer Last Seen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Weir Point Fight (about 500 feet away); Sharpshooter Ridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Custer’s Advance (approx. ¾ mile away); Reno’s Valley Fight (approx. ¾ mile away); Reno’s Retreat (approx. ¾ mile away); Timber Fight (approx. 0.8 miles away); Retreat Crossing (approx. 0.8 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 Capt. Weir observing the fighting between Custer and the Indians 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. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
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 286 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.