Fetterman Monument

Fetterman Monument (HM1N25)

Location: Banner, WY 82832 Sheridan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 34.275', W 106° 50.473'

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On July 3, 1908, Henry B. Carrington, Frances Grummond Carrington and veterans of the Fort Phil Kearny garrison attended a memorial ceremony to dedicate this monument. Colonel Carrington and others recounted the events surrounding the battle of December 21, 1866, and their experiences at the fort.To honor the battlefield dead, the monument had been constructed during the previous two years by local stonemasons. There are, however, several inaccuracies in the legend and some of the language reflects the racial feelings of the times. Historical records show that only two civilians were killed, not the four mentioned in the legend. Current scholars also question whether Red Cloud led or was even at the battle. Native American oral histories do not mention his presence, but do mention numerous other Sioux and Cheyenne leaders. Finally, the plaque states "there were no survivors." But it obviously refers only to U.S. military casualties since approximately 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne did in fact survive.Today, this monument still honors the battlefield dead, but it should be remembered that members of two cultures died here, both fighting for their nations.
HM NumberHM1N25
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Date Added Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 353805 N 4936972
Decimal Degrees44.57125000, -106.84121667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 34.275', W 106° 50.473'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 34' 16.5" N, 106° 50' 28.38" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Banner WY 82832, US
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