Many account Iv read feel that Company E was wiped out in the Deep Ravine...yet when an article on National Gorgrpahic magazine came out about the recent archaelogy discovies I remember that In deep ravine they found evidence of just one soldier killed here [He was shot six times by different weopons]
So does Deep Ravine refer to Ravine proper only...or to the whole section around the ravine?
Incidently in the large LBH Book on Photographs of the Little Bighorn..there are two views from LAst Stand Hill..and off to the left vew s of Deep Ravine...yet the only bones visible are that of the cavalry mounts...
Question...if over 30 troopers were barely buried in Deep ravine...would there have been reports....of sightings of their conscicious remains?
ALso in the 1881 reburieal of Soldiers bones on last stand hill..is there any report of a great concentration of remains visible in Deep Ravine?
Of interest see the online this website transcription of Captain Sweet’s Battle Report, May 15, 1890
which he makes several claims...
that the last of the missing 29 men had been found and buried
That the remains of the missing men had been covered by the earth in Deep Ravine
That only horse skelations and a few human remains had been found..
Yet he also reports only about 13 men were killed in the ravine!
Deep Ravine is the whole drainage and even branches. I've started calling Deep Gully that portion of the Deep Ravine which states at the end of the Deep Ravine trail. The trail starts in Cemetery Ravine and crosses over to Deep Ravine and closer to the river is Deep Gully.
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