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

Bear Paw Monument

1881

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. Bear Paw Monument Marker
Inscription.
This monument was originally erected at Ft. Keogh in 1881 to honor U.S. Army casualties from the 1877 Nez Perce War.

PLEASE NOTE: “Hostile Indians” is in historical context with a term used for Native American enemies of the United States during the 19th century. The historic structure is protected by the 1966 Historic Preservation Act and cannot be changed to reflect modern social norms.

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To the officers and soldiers killed, or who died of wounds received in action in the Territory of Montana, while clearing the District of the Yellowstone of hostile Indians.


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7th Regiment of Cavalry
Names       •   Co.   •   Date   •       Place

John E. Cleveland • A • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Lewis Kelly • A • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Samuel McIntyre • A • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
William J. Randall • D • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
David E. Dawsey • D • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Charles F. Hurdick • K • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Frank Knaupp • K • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Francis Roth • K • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
William Whitlow • K • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Edson F. Archer • L • Sep. 13, 1877 • Canyon
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By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Bear Paw Monument Marker
Creek
Nathan T. Brown • L • Sep. 13, 1877 • Canyon Creek
Frank J. Gosselin • M • Sep. 13, 1877 • Canyon Creek
Farrier Jas. Lawler • G • Sep. 18, 1877 • Canyon Creek

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2nd Regiment of Cavalry
Names       •   Co.   •   Date   •       Place

Farrier John Irving • G • Oct. 1, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Frank Gackowsky • F • May 7, 1877 • Muddy Creek
Chas. A. Martindale •F • May 7, 1877 • Muddy Creek
Peter Louys • H • May 7, 1877 • Muddy Creek
Charles Sprencer • H • May 7, 1877 • Muddy Creek

7th Regiment of Cavalry
Capt. Owen Hale •   • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
2nd Lt. J. W. Biddle •   • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
1st Serg. Geo. McDermott • A • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
1st Serg. Michael Martin • D • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
1st Serg. Otto Wilde • K • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Serg. Otto Durselen • A • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Serg. Jas. H. Alberts • D • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Serg. Max. Mielke • K • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Serg. Henry W. Raichel • K • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.

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5th Regiment of Infantry
Names       •   Co.   •   Date   •       Place

Capt. Andw. S. Bennett •   • Sep. 5. 1878 • Clark’s Fox
Serg. Joseph A. Cable
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By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Left Side of Bear Paw Monument
• I • Oct. 15, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Corpl. John Haddo • B • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Corpl. Aug. Rathman • A • Jan. 8, 1877 • Wolf Mts.
William H. Battin • C • Jan 3, 1877 • Tongue River
Thomas Geoghegan • C • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Richard M. Peshall • G • Sep. 30, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.
Joseph Kohler • I • Oct. 1, 1877 • Bear Paw Mts.

22nd Regiment of Infantry
Barnard McCann • F • Jan. 12, 1877 • Wolf Mts.

2nd Regiment of Cavalry
Serg. Joseph Johnson • C • Apr. 1, 1880 • O’Fallon Creek
George E. Douglas • E • Feb. 8, 1880 • Pumpkin Creek
Leo Baader • E • Apr. 5, 1879 • Mispah Creek

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In memory of
Joseph A. Cable
Medal of Honor
Corp. Co. I 5 US Inf
Indian War
1848             Oct. 15, 1877

 
Location. 45° 34.195′ N, 107° 25.903′ W. Marker is in Crow Agency, Montana, in Big Horn County. Marker can be reached from 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. National Cemetery (here, next to this marker);
Back of Bear Paw Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
4. Back of Bear Paw Monument
Here We Remember the Fallen (within shouting distance of this marker); Bear Paw Memorial (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.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle Of Bear Paw. (Submitted on August 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Right Side of Bear Paw Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
5. Right Side of Bear Paw Monument
CMOH Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
6. CMOH Marker
Bear Paw Monument in Custer Nat'l Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
7. Bear Paw Monument in Custer Nat'l Cemetery
 
 
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 235 times since then and 32 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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