The Battle Of The Little Bighorn

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Introduction The battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as Custer’s Last Stand, took place in South Central Montana, along the Little Bighorn River. The town of Hardin Montana is now located near there, along with the Crow Indian Reservation. On June 25th and 26th, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Custer would lead the 7th Regiment of the U.S. Cavalry against the warriors of the Lakota, Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes. 210 men of the 7th Cavalry Regiment went to battle those two days against an estimated warrior force of 1,500-1,800 Indian warriors.1 This battle remains one of the most studied military actions in U.S. history. The majority of the books and other publications on the Battle of the Little Bighorn focuses on Custer’s leadership during the battle. Some mention that reinforcements failed to come to his aid, and some say that he rushed into battle without having the proper equipment, or any communications with the other companies that were around. What we do know from eye witness accounts from survivors of the battle both Indian Warriors and Solders, along with clues that were left behind, and by gathering that information, we are able to come up with a historical account of the bloody battle that day. We will never know exactly what happened or what Custer and his men went through, but what we do know for sure is that Custer and the 209 men he commanded of the 7th Calvary died on the battlefield that day. History As a young and developing

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