Medicine Tail Ford

Medicine Tail Ford (HM1MMA)

Location: Garryowen, MT 59031 Big Horn County
Country: United States of America
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N 45° 32.963', W 107° 24.827'

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Little Bighorn Battlefield

As soldiers descend Medicine Tail Coulee, the Minniconjou and Cheyenne camps were on the western bank. Archeological evidence supports Indian testimony, that initial fighting took place on the flats near the river to your left and cutbank directly ahead.The Gray Horse Company (Co. E) and possibly Company F approaches this area. Indian pressure quickly forces these troops to battle ridge. Three Crow scouts who led Custer fired into the village from the bluff (at left) before departing. "I looked behind and saw Custer's command over on the flat and Indians over in the village riding toward the river and waving buffalo hides. The battalion appeared at this time to be falling back from the river."
- - - Trumpeter Giovanni Martini, Co. H, 7th Cavalry
"We hurriedly crossed the river, and some went up and some went down, to get on each side of where the soldiers were intending to come. They (Custer) came to the edge and stopped; then almost in an instant the guns commenced to go, increasing to a roar like thunder . "
- - - Two Moons, Northern Cheyenne
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HM NumberHM1MMA
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees45.54938333, -107.41378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 32.963', W 107° 24.827'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 32' 57.78" N, 107° 24' 49.62" W
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Area Code(s)406
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Garryowen MT 59031, US
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