Other Names: Wolf Mountains
Date of Battle: Jan. 8, 1877
Location of Battle: Birney, MT
GPS N: 45-17.173
Participants: Colonel Nelson A Miles with companies of the 5th and 22nd Infantry fought Crazy Horse and about 500 Sioux warriors.
Miles was expecting an attack while camped along the Tongue River. Crazy Horse began maneuvering for an advantage but every time the Indians congregated for an attack, the artillery bombarded them. After about 5 hours a new blizzard blew in and the Indians withdrew. Each side lost 3 men.
For more information see:
Battles and Skirmishes of the great Sioux War
Encyclopedia of Indian Wars
Indian Fights and Fighters
Indian Wars of the West
Plains Indian Raiders
Personal Recollections of Gen N A Miles
Traveler's Guide to the Great Sioux War
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