In the mean time General Terry will move on the steamer to the mouth of the Big Horn River, scouting Pumpkin Creek, en route, with General Gibbon's cavalry as well as infantry, which are marching towards the Big Horn, on the north side of the Yellowstone. This part of the command will march up the Big Horn valley in order to intercept the Indians if they should attempt to escape from General Custer down that avenue. The hope is now strong, and, I believe, well founded, that this band of ugly customers, known as Sitting Bull's band, will be “gobbled” and dealt with as they deserve.
Mark Kellogg, June 21, 1876.
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The important quote here is that "if they should attempt to escape from General Custer" of course Custer being the striking column was to strike from the south, and hopefully the Lakota would flee up through the Big Horn area.
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