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The silent sentinels of the 'Seventh'
The silent sentinels of the 'Seventh'
TitleThe silent sentinels of the 'Seventh'
Date of Originalbetween 1881 and 1910
DescriptionA view of some of the markers on the Little Bighorn Battlefield, including one shaped like a cross.
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 NumberC0821
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"The Custer Battlefield, Little Big Horn River, Mont. Terr'y. Here, on 25 June, 1876, five troops, 212 enlisted men and seventeen commissioned officers of the command of Lieut. Col. Geo. Armstrong Custer, 7th U.S. Cavalry were killed by hostile Indians under Gall, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and their followers. We call the photo 'The silent sentinels of the Seventh'"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryMost of the 7th Cavalry casualties were buried where they fell on the battlefield. In 1881, the remaining bodies were exhumed and reburied at the top of Custer Hill where the 7th Cavalry monument now stands.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection C
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (C0821)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshC0821
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