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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.

Lt John J Crittenden at Calhoun Hill.

US 7th Cavalry monument atop Last Stand Hill.

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. Brother Tom Custer's marker is in the foreground.

General George Armstrong Custer on Last Stand Hill.

 Last Stand Hill.

US 7th Cavalry monument atop Last Stand Hill. General Custer most likely was killed at the left edge of this photo.

Three unknown US 7th Cavalry Troopers at the Lame White Man fight site.

Unknown US 7th Cavalry Troopers at the Lame White Man fight site.

Unknown US 7th Cavalry Troopers at the Lame White Man fight site.

Unknown US 7th Cavalry Troopers at the Lame White Man fight site.

Unknown US 7th Cavalry Troopers at Calhoun Hill.

Unknown US 7th Cavalry Troopers leading from Calhoun Hill to Last Stand Hill.

Captain Myles Keough is in the center of his Troopers.

Unknown US 7th Cavalry Troopers leading to Last Stand Hill from Calhoun Hill.

A US 7th Cavalry Trooper marker that was damaged by a fire at the battlefield.

Unknown US 7th Cavalry Troopers leading to the Indian Memorial.

Limber Bones and Closed Hand on the path to the Indian Memorial.

Last Stand Hill from the sidewalk leading from the Visitor Center.

The Indian Memorial.

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