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

Here We Remember the Fallen

Custer National Cemetery at Little Bighorn Battlefield NM

 
 
Here We Remember the Fallen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. Here We Remember the Fallen Marker
Inscription.
Custer National Cemetery, like Arlington National Cemetery, provides a final resting place for many generations of those who faithfully served in the United States armed forces. Here, Americans of many races and beliefs rest side by side.

Relive America’s coming of age as you pass among the graves of known and unknown veterans of our nation’s wars, women and children from isolated frontier posts, Indians, scouts, and Medal of Honor recipients. Veterans of 20th-century wars rest here too.

Please pass through these grounds with respect. Honor those who served and sacrificed for our nation.

The War Department established this cemetery in 1879, three years after the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Remains from 25 cemeteries were transferred here when frontier forts closed at the end of the Indian Wars. The fallen from many famous battles now rest here: Fetterman, Wagon Box, Hayfield, Big Hole, and Bear Paw.

Until reaching capacity in 1978, this cemetery accepted burial reservations for veterans and their spouses. Here lie soldiers who fought in the
      • Indian Wars
      • Spanish American War
      • World War I
      • World War II
      • Korean War
      • Vietnam War
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location.
Here We Remember the Fallen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Here We Remember the Fallen Marker
45° 34.211′ N, 107° 25.888′ 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 in Custer National Cemetery 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. Bear Paw Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bear Paw Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); 1984 Archeological Survey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peace Through Unity (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wooden Leg Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seventh Cavalry Horse Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crow Agency.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a 1952 aerial view of the cemetery. On it, you can see Last Stand Hill and the caption “Here you can visit the Battle of Little Bighorn’s mass grave and monument for the soldiers, scouts and civilians of Custer’s 7th Cavalry who died here. Did you know? 350 men of the 7th Cavalry who were fighting about 5 miles away did survive the battle.”
The upper
Custer National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Custer National Cemetery
right of the marker contains an 1881 photograph of the 7th Cavalry Monument being erected, and an 1886 photograph of survivors and reenactors honoring the fallen 10 years after the Battle of Little Bighorn.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Reno's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
4. Reno's Grave
Gen. Marcus Reno survived the Battle of the Little Bighorn. He is the highest ranking soldier buried at Custer National Cemetery.
Curly's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
5. Curly's Grave
Curly served as an Indian scout for Custer and was at the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Grave of Cpl. Joseph A. Cable image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
6. Grave of Cpl. Joseph A. Cable
Cpl. Cable received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions during the Indian Wars.
Grave of Cpl. John Haddoo image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
7. Grave of Cpl. John Haddoo
Cpl. John Haddoo is another Medal of Honor recipient from the Indian Wars.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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