Post by Diane Merkel on Jan 25, 2007 22:09:17 GMT -5
In the summer of 1876, a sagebrush flat near Lame Deer, Montana, served as a campground for the U.S. Cavalry on the night before the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Evidence of this encampment are the scores of soldiers' names scribed in the surrounding sandstone outcroppings.
Today, a small rodeo arena has been erected on this same sagebrush flat . . . the Phillip Whiteman Jr. and Monty "Hawkeye" Henson Rodeo School. . . .
Post by harpskiddie on Jan 26, 2007 1:05:43 GMT -5
I guess it depends on one's definition of "near." It would be a pretty neat trick to get from Lame Deer to the Davis/Reno Creeks divide by noon of 25 June [including the halts] starting out at 0030 or so on 25 June.
I think the 24 June evening camp was on a flat near Busby, and the night march started from there. Lame Deer was, I believe, passed during the march of 24 June. The names may have been carved during a halt on the march, or may have been left there later on in the summer.
Post by harpskiddie on Jan 26, 2007 11:38:08 GMT -5
I have been to Lame Deer, or more accurately through it or past it, traveling down the Rosebud, but at the time had never heard of the carvings. Maybe I'll get a chance to take a gander this summer. If so, I will report.