As the Crows scout, straight line, you are on the money link Battleground is on the bend in the creek (river) a little south of Kirby. Measured from the Little Goose.
The route of march indicated on Brown's Map indicates movement towards the Tongue and a dogleg left (west) onto the Rosebud. All sorts of questions about this - long avoided and treated with a bessom to remain obscure but, why was Reno sent down the Tongue at the time that Crook was on it. You cannot dream this stuff up. Assuming that Brown's data is accurate then we have the smoking gun.
Historical data Battle on the Tongue - Mil intel 1876 - Terry knew that Crazy Horse caused havoc on the Tongue in 1865.
I'll dig out Stanton's report on milages and route when I have a few minutes. That should plot the June march accurately.
Voila . God bless the Engineers. It's a very interesting document in the round and searchable - Use the 'Search in this text' - search box. Try...... Stanton or Comstock or Ludlow or Maguire or Gillespie or Custer or......
Last Edit: Mar 9, 2019 7:26:38 GMT -5 by herosrest