Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
As the Attack Continues . . .
. . . the command retreats up the hill to this point, stopping only once or twice to fire at the pursuing warriors. Civilians Wheatley and Fisher, along with some non-commissioned officers, are making a stand 250 yards to the north, slowing the attack. You are formed in a skirmish line covering the draw to your front. The infantry covers your back.
The number of warriors attacking is overwhelming and they begin to surround your position. The infantry withdraws toward the monument; discipline is breaking down with the soldiers; Lt. Grummond is dead.
Not knowing the infantry’s situation, you and others make a break for them. Surviving a gauntlet of warriors in the low area to the south, you cross the hill and find the infantry surrounded; you attempt to joint them.
Location. 44° 34.739′ N, 106° 50.564′ 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. Big Nose . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); In the End . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); As a Cavalryman . . . You Pursue . . . (about 400 feet away); During Your Advance . . . (about 400 feet away); The Discoveries (about 400 feet away); Corporal Adolph Metzger . . . (about 600 feet away); At the Break of Dawn . . . (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Banner.
More about this marker. The lower left of the marker contains a photograph of the Peno Creek Valley. The bottom right of the marker features a battle map showing the Indian attack and soldier retreat during the Fetterman Fight.
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. • Native Americans • 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 253 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.