Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June 25 - Little Bighorn Battlefield

We have moved on to Billings, MT and have been joined by our daughter Kathy.  She will be with us for the next month.  Our first outing together is to the Little Bighorn Battlefield where George Armstrong Custer rode into history.  Re-enactors on horse back and memorial ceremonies led by Indian leaders marked the 137 Anniversary of the battle.  Picnic lunches were provided by the Park Service and enjoyed by all.
A bus tour of the Battlefield explained the location of Custer and his men. They were greatly outnumbered and dividing  his men made victory for Custer impossible.  Custer lost five companies, 210 men.

Custer's men were buried where they fell in battle.  White tombstones mark each grave.  Custer's body was taken to West Point for internment. The spot where he fell is marked by a white tombstone with a black shield on it.

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