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Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

During Your Advance . . .

 
 
During Your Advance . . . Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. During Your Advance . . . Marker
This is one in a series of markers that tell the story of the Fetterman Fight of December 21, 1866.
Inscription.
. . . you are joined by 27 more soldiers of Company C, 2nd U.S. Cavalry, under the command of Lt. George Grummond. Captain Fred Brown and two civilian volunteers, James Wheatley and Isaac Fisher, also join up.

Your detail heads up Piney Creek to cut off the wood train attackers from behind. Approximately, 10 warriors flee from the woods along the creek toward Lodge Trail Ridge.

You pursue them up the Bozeman Trail along the south slope of the ridge. At the top, you pause. Mounted troops string out in skirmish lines on both your flanks. You then head north and cross over the ridge down to the area of the monument. From the monument, you continue your advance along the Bozeman Trail to this position or into the valley in front of you.
 
Location. 44° 34.675′ N, 106° 50.578′ 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); As a Cavalryman . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); In the End . . . (within
During Your Advance . . . Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. During Your Advance . . . Marker
shouting distance of this marker); As an Infantryman . . . (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); As the Attack Continues . . . (about 400 feet away); Big Nose . . . (about 500 feet away); The Bozeman Trail 1863 – 1868 (about 500 feet away); You Pursue . . . (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Banner.
 
More about this marker. The bottom left of the marker contains a map of the soldiers' advance during the Fetterman Fight. Next to this is a photograph of the Lodge Trail Ridge.
 
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.
 
Also see . . .  The Fetterman Fight. Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Marker on the Fetterman Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Marker on the Fetterman Battlefield
 
 
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 188 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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