Little Bighorn BattlefieldAfter 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."
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 312241 N 5046280|
|Decimal Degrees||45.54473333, -107.40516667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 32.684', W 107° 24.31'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 32' 41.04" N, 107° 24' 18.6" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Unnamed Road, Garryowen MT 59031, US|
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