Rosebud Creek

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Date of Battle: June 17, 1876

Location of Battle: Busby, MT

GPS  N: 45-13.126

         W: 106-58.414

Participants: General George Crook with the 3rd Cavalry and 2nd Infantry making up about 1300 men were attack by more than 800 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors.

After their defeat at the Powder River and rest in Wyoming, Crook went after the non-reservation Indians again.  While camped near the head of Rosebud Creek, they were attacked by the Indians.  The battle raged for six hours before the Indians withdrew down the Creek.  Crook withdrew his troops back to Wyoming and spent about a month camped along Goose Creek.  10 soldiers and 36 Indians were killed.


For more information see:

Battles and Skirmishes of the great Sioux War

Campaign With Crook

Centennial Campaign

Custer's Luck

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars

The Fighting Cheyennes

Indian Fights and Fighters

Indian Wars of the West

The Sioux Indian Wars

Traveler's Guide to the Great Sioux War

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