Little Bighorn BattlefieldDeep Ravine (Crazy Horse Gully & Grey Horse Ravine) was the scene of fierce fighting during the battle. Crazy Horse, and other Sioux and Cheyenne warriors crossed the Little Bighorn River (in front of you) and rode up the ravine during the attack against Lt. Col. George A. Custer's Battalion. Toward the end of the battle, approximately 40 soldiers broke out from Last Stand Hill, and were killed here, and on adjacent ridges. Warrior accounts indicate that a Sioux, was also killed during the fighting and a Northern Cheyenne mortally wounded (they were recovered by their families). Approximately 28 soldiers, (mostly from Company E) were found in a large heap near the head of the ravine, and others at 15 yard intervals below.Army accounts indicate that the soldiers in the ravine were buried where they fell. Historical evidence suggests that the soldiers in the ravine were overlooked during the reburial in the mass grave on Last Stand Hill in 1881.Attempts in 1984, 1985, and 1989 to locate the remains of the missing soldiers using modern archeological techniques and equipment failed. However, in 1995 and 1996 a Rapid Geophysical Surveyor Investigation indicated soil anomalies and metal, detected throughout the ravine, especially in the upper two-thirds area near the headwall (below you). Perhaps future archeological investigations and techniques may one-day solve the mystery of the missing 7th Cavalrymen. "In the gully men were lying on top of each other. I could see where they ran down one side and tried to scramble up the other."
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|Date Added||Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 310360 N 5048614|
|Decimal Degrees||45.56521667, -107.43015000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 33.913', W 107° 25.809'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 33' 54.78" N, 107° 25' 48.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Unnamed Road, Garryowen MT 59031, US|
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