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Custer's Division retiring from Mount Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley, October 7, 1864.
Custer and his troops in 1864

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Custer's Last Stand
June 25, 1876

Custer's troops charged the Indians from the north. Quickly encircled by their enemy, Custer and 265 of his soldiers were killed in less than an hour. The Indians retreated two days later when the troops Custer had been ordered to wait for arrived.

The Battle of Little Big Horn was a short-lived victory for the Native Americans. Federal troops soon poured into the Black Hills. While many Native Americans surrendered, Sitting Bull escaped to Canada.

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