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Headstones at The Little Big Horn Battlefield

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During my July 2008 visit to The Little Big Horn Battlefield I photographed every headstone or marker where a man fell, regardless of which side he was on. Each side had so many men who gave their lives for their cause, I wanted to make sure I honored each one and neglected none. I don't have room here to display them all unfortunately. I was also torn about placing the Indian Warriors, US Army Indian Scouts, and US 7th Cavalry Troopers on separate pages. I decided to put them all together. Their valor and sacrifices were shared on the same battlefield so I finally settled on displaying them here together. At the time of my visit very few Indian markers had been placed. All of them are shown on these pages.

As you observe these photos please be respectful to both sides regardless of your feelings on the battle. Each side should be honored for the bravery. Try to remember these were different times with different values.

Boston Custer on Last Stand Hill. He was General Custer's younger brother.

Autie Reed on Last Stand Hill. He was General Custer's nephew.

General George Armstrong Custer on Last Stand Hill. General Custer was initially buried here. He most liked was killed near the monument atop Last Stand Hill.

Captain George W Yates on Last Stand Hill.

 Lt William W Cooke on Last Stand Hill.

Lt Henry M Harrington on Last Stand Hill.

Lt William Reily on Last Stand Hill.

Captain Thomas 'Tom' Custer. He was either buried with or beside General Custer on the battlefield. Sources vary.

Little Whirlwind. He was killed in the Reno Hill fight.

Bloody Knife. This marker is not the place he was killed nor where he was buried. That place is on private land and the National Parks Service is attempting to negotiate a deal to place the marker in it's rightful spot.

Little Brave. This marker is not the place he was killed nor where he was buried. That place is on private land and the National Parks Service is attempting to negotiate a deal to place the marker in it's rightful spot.

 Sergeant Bobtail Bull. This marker is not the place he was killed nor where he was buried. That place is on private land and the National Parks Service is attempting to negotiate a deal to place the marker in it's rightful spot.

Private Thomas E Meador. He was killed in the Reno Hill fight.

Private Julian D Jones. He was killed in the Reno Hill fight.

Long Road. He was killed in the Reno Hill fight.

Unknown US 7th Cavalry Trooper. He was killed in the Reno Hill fight, most likely from Indians atop Sharpshooter Ridge.

Farrier Vincent Charlie. There is some controversy about the placement of this marker.

Unknown US 7th Cavalry Troopers killed in the Lame White Man fight.

Unknown US 7th Cavalry Troopers leading up to Last Stand Hill From Calhoun Hill. Extremely fierce fighting took place here.

Lt James 'Jimmi' Calhoun at Calhoun Hill. He was General Custer's brother-in-law. Indian accounts of his death are amazing. He fought bitterly to the end.

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