2 northwest of Last Stand Hill 10 top of Last Stand Hill 32 slope of Last Stand Hill 44 in the Basin below Last Stand Hill 9 string between Basin and Finley Ridge 11 Finley Ridge 5 string between Finley Ridge and Calhoun Hill 9 Calhoun Hill 12 string between Calhoun Hill and Keogh Group 19 Keogh Group 29 Mid Keogh Swale Group 8 north Keogh Swale 9 river side of battle ridge
The following was posted up at a different Custer forum online:
A description of the area of the Custer fight penned by Granville Stuart May 7 1880 in his diary and subsequently published in "Forty Years on the Frontier." (p. 120-121), with my annotations in brackets
"In the morning we went up to the battle-field and walked all over it. Saw just where the men and horses fell. The bodies were placed in shallow graves and covered with loose earth. I made some sketches of the battle and picked up some shells. Cut some ash canes at the place where Custer tried to cross the river [note: likely at Ford B-1] and was driven back and from there we returned to camp and packed up, came back, and followed the route taken by them [ie. the 7th Cavalry] which was marked by bones of horses and graves of men marked by a stake at their head. The first stand was made by a few in a little sag near the top of the [Finley] ridge where were the bones of several horses and the graves of several men. This was about a quarter of a mile from the river and from there they curved to the left along the crest of the [Battle] ridge for about five hundred yards further where Custer and the last of his men fell. Keogh and his men were killed in a sag on the north [note: actually the east, corrected] side of this [Battle] ridge. Custer and others at the west [note: actually north, corrected] end of the ridge. Bones of men and horses are scattered all along between. On the point where Custer fell is built up a sort of pyramid of cord wood with a ditch around it and inside filled with bones of horses. I found two battered bullets and many empty shells. This [Battle] ridge is not steep and is covered with short grass and low stunted sage and a person can gallop a horse over nearly any part of it. The ground [at Last Stand Hill] rises steep about thirty feet in a sort of bench and then slopes back gradually to the fatal [Battle] ridge. There are some small sags and ravines running back to it also. The field is a ghastly sight."
General of the Army (Medicine Man/Chief))
It seems valid that Cpl. Teeman's body was spared through the influence of Rain in te Face. Rain in the Face was there, no doubt about it and therefore all the officers were known to the Sioux from first hand experience and likewise the Cheyennes knew Custer. One of the finer traditions observed by mothers and daughters of the fighting men, was relieving themselves onto prostrated remains. We have little record of the number of soldiers found headless but this helps explain why some officers were not identified.
In 2008, as G.W. Bush flew over my home on his way to Buck Palace, an odd thing happened to my PC, and I lost data and browsing history. That morning I had found Terry's Chief MO's diary details on line. The record links were lost to me and I could not find them again. It had been an amazing morning of hunting online which also uncovered detail and photos of the horse's head carved out of a lump of rock on the side of the White Buttes in Reno Creek; by Crazy Horse before the battles. That was lost to me as well. Google changed the way they did their saerch stuff that year as well and an entire 'history' of non commercial search was destroyed along with my databases.
Point of this, according to the diary, Custer was shot twice in the chest with the bullet wounds close enough to appear as one until examined by the doctor. It's problematic data because it's difficult to prove Williams was at the battlefield. Since I can no longer locate the online diary record... I just don't care anymore but simply know Custer was shot twice in the chest. It's likely he was urinated on and maybe more. An arrow was lodged into his penis, and an awl pushed through the ears which definately scrambles brains in the skull. The pistol shot to the head did not enter the skull.
If it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, and looks like a duck ~ it is probably a goose.