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Turtle Rib on the Last Stand

Turtle Rib on the Last Stand

Turtle Rib's account of the Stand and Indian casualties TAKING A STAND source: Kenneth Hammer, Custer in '76, Brigham Young University Press, page 201 "Those on foot seemed to be the coolest and fought the hardest. (...) The Indians were up close, and...

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General Rosser's opinion

General Rosser's opinion

Confederate Major General Thomas Rosser (cavalry) on the 1876 campaign GENERAL ROSSER ON CUSTER'S ATTACK source: Robert Nightengale, Little Big Horn, FarWest Publishing pages 147-148 «For what I can gather from General Terry’s instructions to General...

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Indian casualties

Indian casualties

One of Terry's officer wrote the following about Custer battlefield INDIAN CASUALTIES IN A LETTER source: New York Herald, August 1, 1876 "The Indian loss was very heavy, and it is said that after the battle was over, when Gibbon's and Reno's commands...

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Custer in Indian council

Custer in Indian council

Libbie Custer remembers the meeting that happened in Fort Lincoln CUSTER IN AN INDIAN COUNCIL source : Elizabeth Custer, Boots and Saddle: Life in Dakota with General Custer, pages 225-228 THE Indians came several times from the reservations for counsel,...

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CTW #4

CTW #4

Military hero, senator and Republican favorite for the 2008 US elections, McCain has Custer's saber at home JOHN McCAIN AND THE BOYGENERAL 1. The room: Called "the Indian room." Distinctively Southwestern. An addition designed by Cindy McCain. 19 by 29...

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Scout Isaiah Dorman

Scout Isaiah Dorman

Former slave and hero of Little Bighorn ISAIAH DORMAN source: GarryOwen On the afternoon of June 25, 1876 as Major Reno lead his hasty "charge" out of the clump of trees to which his initial attack and skirmish line had been reduced, several men of his...

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Custer's funeral

Custer's funeral

On October 10, 1877, General Custer received full military honors at West Point Military Academy CUSTER'S FUNERAL source: Harper's Weekly The remains of this gallant officer were laid in their last resting place in the West Point Cemetery on the 10th...

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