Little Bighorn BattlefieldFollowing the battle, the Lakota and Cheyenne removed their dead and buried them in lodges, scaffolds, and the hillsides. Surviving members of the 7th Cavalry hastily buried the soldiers, Indian Scouts, and civilians on June 28, 1876.In 1877, most officers' remains were exhumed and reinterred in eastern cemeteries. Lt. Col. Custer's partial remains were reburied at West Point, New York. In 1881, Lt. Charles Roe erected a granite memorial shaft and reburied the remaining 7th Cavalry dead in a mass grave around its base.In 1890, the army placed 249 headstone markers across the battlefield in an attempt to show where Custer's men had fallen.Total 7th Cavalry Casualties: · Custer Battalion: 210 · Reno-Benteen Battalions: 53Lakota and Cheyenne Casualties: · 40-100 (estimated losses) " . . . A trench was dug, into which were gathered all remains of those who fell in that fight, including those who were with Reno . . . and deeply buried at the foot of the monument . . . It's center is within six feet of the spot upon which were found Gen. Custer's remains."
|Placed By||National Park Service|
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|Date Added||Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 310596 N 5049170|
|Decimal Degrees||45.57028333, -107.42735000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 34.217', W 107° 25.641'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 34' 13.02" N, 107° 25' 38.46" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Unnamed Road, Garryowen MT 59031, US|
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