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Custer Monument and battlefield
Custer Monument and battlefield
TitleCuster Monument and battlefield
Date of Originalbetween 1881 and 1910
DescriptionThe 7th Cavalry monument sits within a fence at the top of a hill on the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Markers on the hillside show where soldiers originally fell and were buried after the battle.
Ordering Information
General SubjectMilitary
Cemeteries and graves
Historic sites
Subject (LCTGM)Battlefields
Monuments & memorials
Subject (LCSH)Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876
Organization NameUnited States. Army. Cavalry, 7th.
LocationLittle Bighorn Battlefield (Mont.)
Item NumberC0820-2
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Monument of Bvt. Maj. General George Armstrong Custer (Lt. Col. 7th U.S. Cavalry) who was killed in action with Chiefs Gall, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, at Little Big Horn River, Mont. Terry 25 June 1876 together with 212 enlisted men, 7th Cav'y, and the following named officers of his command, some of whose burial stones are shown in this photo. Capts. Tom W. Custer; Geo. W. Yates; Myles W. Keogh; Lieuts. W.W. Cooke; A.E. Smith; Jas. Calhoun; Jas. E. Porter; H.M. Harrington: J.E. Sturgis; W.V. Reiley; J.J. Crittenden, [illegible]; [illegible]"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe remains of about 220 soldiers, scouts and civilians are buried around the base of this monument. In 1881, bodies were exhumed from the battlefield and reburied in a single grave here.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection C
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (C0820-2)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshC08202
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