Medicine Tail Coulee

Medicine Tail Coulee (HM1MMB)

Location: Garryowen, MT 59031 Big Horn County
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N 45° 32.684', W 107° 24.31'

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Little Bighorn Battlefield

After leaving Cedar Coulee, Custer descends toward the Little Bighorn River in the ravine ahead known as Medicine Tail Coulee. Custer probably again divides his command: three companies likely ascend to the higher ridges beyond.Two companies approach the river along Medicine Tail Coulee. Near here Custer sends back a message for Captain Benteen to "be quick." Most warriors are still engaged with Reno in the valley, yet some are aware of Custer's advance. "On reaching Medicine Tail Creek, (Custer) halted his command, and here the men rearranged their saddles . . . he rode to an officer who seemed to be in command of one of the troops and gave him an order. Immediately the troop turned its direction toward the Litle Bighorn. Custer, with the remainder of his command continued going northward, his trail about 1½ miles from the river."
- - - Curley, Crow Scout
"From across the river I could hear the music of the bugle and could see the column of soldiers turn to the left, to march down to the river where the attack was to be made. All I could see was the warriors of my people. They rushed like the wind through the village . . . "
- - - Mrs. Spotted Horn Bull, Hunkpapa Lakota
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)13T E 312241 N 5046280
Decimal Degrees45.54473333, -107.40516667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 32.684', W 107° 24.31'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 32' 41.04" N, 107° 24' 18.6" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
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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