Tag Archives: Battle of the Little Bighorn

Fallen Leaders: George Custer and the Question of Leadership

Over the past month, we have read many stories about fallen leaders of the American Civil War. We have mostly looked at those who have lost their lives in the midst of battle or its aftermath. However, a sometimes-forgotten fallen … Continue reading

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From the ECW Archives: Scattered Across the Earth

On June 25, 2017, I wrote this article on the placement of headstones at the Little Bighorn battlefield. Today marks the 142nd Anniversary of the engagement. With that in mind, I decided to update the original work from the ECW … Continue reading

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Through Deep Ravine

Below Last Stand Hill lies one of the enduring mysteries of the Little Bighorn. A dirt trail allows visitors access to the area called Deep Ravine.

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In the Rosebud Valley

I am late with the Little Bighorn post. It is due mainly to being on the road for much of the day. This morning I set out to follow, as closely as possible, the Seventh Cavalry’s route from the Yellowstone … Continue reading

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Memorial Day at the Little Bighorn

It is Day 2 at the Little Bighorn and Memorial Day. I started the morning by walking through the National Cemetery. A number of notable individuals are buried there, including Major Marcus Reno, several of Custer’s Indian scouts and Captain … Continue reading

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On the Little Bighorn

This morning, bright and early, I arrived at the Little Bighorn. As I walk up from the Visitor Center to Last Stand Hill, one of the first things that grabbed my attention were the white marble markers scattered across the … Continue reading

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