I usually have a hard time visualizing events that took place when we visit a battlefield, but at the Little Bighorn Battlefield, there are markers scattered all over the grounds. You can see where the soldiers were running for their lives. You can see where they tried to make a stand. And you can see where they fell.
You can see where 220 soldiers, scouts and civilians are buried together under a single monument. Many of the officers were taken home to be buried. Custer himself is buried at West Point. There is a mass grave for the horses as well.
You can almost see the Native’s down in their camp on the river. The women and children running for the trees, the warriors coming out ready to defend their families, their way of life, their freedom. And you can see where some of them fell as well.
There are ceremonies every year honoring the men who fell on June 25th and 26th, 1865.
The Monument is beautifully preserved and documented. And it is powerful. Very, very powerful.