Date of Battle: June 17, 1876
Location of Battle: Busby, MT
GPS N: 45-13.126
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
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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