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Controversies Surrounding the Battle of the Little Bighorn

The Battle of the Little Big Horn itself took place during the Plain Wars that eventually witnessed the defeat of the Native American tribes...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 56 – Passing in Review

The 7th Cavalry Company Flag On June 22, the 7th Cavalry passed in review before Terry, Gibbon, and Custer. The regimental band had remained at...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 55 – Custer’s Orders

Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer On the morning of June 22, Terry gave Custer a copy of his written orders. In some points Terry was...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 54 – Guess How Many Hostiles are Out There

General Alfred Terry On June 21, General Terry moved his command up the Yellowstone and set up a base camp at the mouth of the...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 53 – Major Marcus Reno

Major Marcus Reno Major Marcus Reno returned from his scouting trip on June 20, after having exceeded his orders. General Terry had ordered him only...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 52 – General Crook and the Battle of the Rosebud

General George Crook General Terry’s Dakota Column consisted of 12 companies of the 7th Cavalry Regiment along with two companies of the 17th Infantry. There...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 51 – Locating Hostiles

Yellowstone River Having advanced from Fort Ellis in Montana, General John Gibbon remained along the Yellowstone River, waiting to make contact with General Terry and...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 50 – Sitting Bull

The Sioux and Cheyenne were streaming into the camps of the hostiles. Along the banks of the Rosebud a great camp was gathered as...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 49 – War!

The three-pronged attack against the hostiles has begun. The leading military persons involved are General Alfred Terry, General John Gibbon, General George Crook, and...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 48 – The Indian War Begins

Wooden Leg The relationship between the Lakotas and Cheyennes was close, but this affiliation existed mainly among the Cheyennes and the Miniconjous and Oglalas. As...