Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
As an Infantryman . . .
. . . you are part of a detail formed this morning consisting of 49 men from companies A, C, E, and H of the 18th Infantry Regiment, you are told you will relieve a wood train under attack on Sullivan Hill for the third time in three weeks. On December 6, Col. Carrington and Capt. Fetterman fought a day long battle, in which Lt. Bingham and Sgt. Bowers are killed. On the 19th Capt. Powell, under orders from Col. Carrington, did not pursue the attackers over Lodge Trail Ridge, when relieving the wood train.
You are dressed in a Great-Coat, dark blue Blouse, sky blue Trousers, Jefferson boots and a fatigue cap. You are carrying a slow-firing Springfield muzzle-loader, 40 rounds of ammunition and a bayonet. Capt. Fetterman, the detail commander, is carrying a saber and revolver. The NCO’s also carry swords.
You are excited about the detail but wish you had more training with your rifle.
Location. 44° 34.64′ N, 106° 50.535′ W. Marker is in Banner, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker can be reached from Piney Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Banner WY 82832, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Discoveries (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bozeman Trail 1863 – 1868 During Your Advance . . . (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In the End . . . (about 400 feet away); As a Cavalryman . . . (about 500 feet away); As the Attack Continues . . . (about 600 feet away); Big Nose . . . (about 700 feet away); Weapons of the Fetterman Fight (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Banner.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. See all of the markers on the Fetterman Fight Interpretive Trail.
Categories. • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.