Little Bighorn BattlefieldIn an attempt to locate Custer, Company D under Captain Thomas Weir advances to this hilltop position without orders late on June 25. Weir may have witnessed the conclusion of the battle three miles ahead. He is later joined by Captain Benteen and others. The Lakota and Cheyenne, returning from destroying all of Custer's immediate command, force these troops to abandon this position in favor of their hilltop defense one mile south. "Seeing many horsemen over on the distant ridge with guidons flying, Weir said, 'That is Custer over there.' And mounted up ready to go over, when Sergeant Flanagan said: 'Here, Captain, you had better take a look through the glasses; I think those are Indians.' Weir did so and changed his mind about leaving the place. Accordingly the men were dismounted and the horses led behind the hill."
|Placed By||National Park Service|
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|Date Added||Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 313134 N 5045121|
|Decimal Degrees||45.53455000, -107.39330000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 32.073', W 107° 23.598'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 32' 4.38" N, 107° 23' 35.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Unnamed Road, Garryowen MT 59031, US|
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