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Custer’s Last Stand

2016-06-25

140 years ago today, George Armstrong Custer and his batallion from the 7th Regiment of Cavalry were slaughtered by combined forces of the Lakota Sioux, Arapaho, and Northern Cheyenne at the Battle of the Little Bighorn (“Battle of the Greasy Grass” to the Sioux).  Five of the twelve companies of the 7th Regiment were wiped out, including Custer, two of his brothers, a nephew, and a brother-in-law; the total casualties were 268 immediately killed and six who died later from wounds, with 55 severely wounded.

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