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

You Pursue . . .

 
 
You Pursue . . . Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. You Pursue . . . Marker
This is one in a series of markers that tell the story of the Fetterman Fight of December 21, 1866.
Inscription.
. . . the soldiers from Peno Creek. They retreat south up the hill along their road. A small group of them stop among some rocks to the north. Their fast shooting guns slow the attack, causing many casualties.

The remaining soldiers retreat to this area and form lines on both sides of the hill. You attack from the draws to the west and from behind the brush and crest to the east.

As you surround these soldiers, some break for the hill to the south, others release their horses. You pursue the escaping soldiers while other warriors go after the horses or continue to fight here.

In your pursuit, arrows are flying at the soldiers from both sides, sometimes hitting other warriors. The chase leads over the hill where the soldiers join others; again they are surrounded. The battle is almost over.
 
Location. 44° 34.795′ N, 106° 50.52′ 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. At the Break of Dawn . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); Corporal Adolph Metzger . . . (within shouting
You Pursue . . . Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. You Pursue . . . Marker
distance of this marker); Big Nose . . . (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); As the Attack Continues . . . (about 400 feet away); As a Plains Indian . . . (about 400 feet away); In the End . . . (about 600 feet away); As a Cavalryman . . . (about 700 feet away); During Your Advance . . . (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 features a battle map showing the Indian encirclement of the soldiers during the Fetterman Fight. Next to this is a photograph of the Indian attack positions.
 
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 AmericansWars, US Indian
 
You Pursue . . . Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. You Pursue . . . Marker
Marker on the Fetterman Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
4. 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 212 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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