Frederick William Benteen - Military officer during the American Civil War and then during the Indian Campaigns and Great Sioux War against the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne. Benteen is best known for being in command of a battalion (Companies D, H,& K) of the 7th U. S. Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in late June, 1876.

Frederick William Benteen - Military officer during the American Civil War and then during the Indian Campaigns and Great Sioux War against the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne. Benteen is best known for being in command of a battalion (Companies D, H,& K) of the 7th U. S. Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in late June, 1876.

June 25, 1876: Lt. Col. Custer, owner of this coat, and his cavalry are wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne in the Battle of Little Big Horn.

June 25, 1876: Lt. Col. Custer, owner of this coat, and his cavalry are wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne in the Battle of Little Big Horn.

On June 25, 1876, Lt. Col. Custer and the 210 men of U.S. 7th Cavalry are killed by Sioux and Cheyenne at Little Big Horn in Montana. The event is known as "Custer's Last Stand."

On June 25, 1876, Lt. Col. Custer and the 210 men of U.S. 7th Cavalry are killed by Sioux and Cheyenne at Little Big Horn in Montana. The event is known as "Custer's Last Stand."

Chief Red Horse, Lakota Sioux, a participant of the Battle of Little Bighorn, is known for documenting the battle with 41 ledger drawings.  — pinterest.com

Chief Red Horse, Lakota Sioux, a participant of the Battle of Little Bighorn, is known for documenting the battle with 41 ledger drawings. — pinterest.com

Soldiers killed during the First Battle of Bull Run, possibly the earliest surviving Civil War photograph to document the dead after a battle, July 1861.

Soldiers killed during the First Battle of Bull Run, possibly the earliest surviving Civil War photograph to document the dead after a battle, July 1861.

General Custer and one of his dogs, soon to die at the Battle Of Little Big Horn, the Indians hated "Golden Hair Custer", but had reverential fear of him...

General Custer and one of his dogs, soon to die at the Battle Of Little Big Horn, the Indians hated "Golden Hair Custer", but had reverential fear of him...

dakota sioux:  one bull's teepee on left and hunkpapa chief, old bull's on the right.  Both teepees depict coups counted during the famed Battle of Little Bighorn....25 june 1876.  by frank b fiske, fort yates, c 1890.

dakota sioux: one bull's teepee on left and hunkpapa chief, old bull's on the right. Both teepees depict coups counted during the famed Battle of Little Bighorn....25 june 1876. by frank b fiske, fort yates, c 1890.

Samuel Thummer, amputation of arm  [gangrene]  Rank CPL, Company F, Regiment 209, State PENN, MOS, VOLUNTEERS,  Battle PETERSBURG, VA [Civil War]  Date of Injury 2 APR 1865

Samuel Thummer, amputation of arm [gangrene] Rank CPL, Company F, Regiment 209, State PENN, MOS, VOLUNTEERS, Battle PETERSBURG, VA [Civil War] Date of Injury 2 APR 1865

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