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What battle did the Sioux slaughter the 7th cavalry?

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On Sunday June 25 1876, On at or near Little Big Horn river, General Custer and 265 members of his Regiment were killed in battle against hostile Indian tribes.

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General George Armstrong Custer was the commanding officer of the 7th Cavalry, which was defeated by the Sioux at the Little Bighorn.


General Gorege Armstrong Custard. He led the 7th cavalry (208 men) into battle with roughly 10,000 Sioux Indians. They all lost their lives, including the General.


That was the famous battle, known also as 'Little Big Horn' and as 'Custer's Last Stand', fought in the American state of Montana between the Sioux and the U. S. 7th Cavalry in 1876. Fortunately, the good guys won.



When he and the 7th Cavalry entered the Sioux lands in search of gold, the treaty was violated. It eventually ended up leading to the Battle of Little Big Horn and Custer's Last Stand.


The Lakota Sioux Indians the leader was chief sitting bull and The 7th cavalry commanded by Samuel Whitside!


Lt Col G A Custer and the 7th Regiment US Cavalry


The Battle of Little Big Horn occurred as a result of the Sioux Wars. Operating under US army and government orders, Lt Col George Armstrong Custer lead elements of the 7th US Cavalry in an effort to locate and destroy a Sioux encampment in North Dakota. Custer badly underestimated the size and resistance of the camp, with the result that much of his command was destroyed.


The Wounded Knee Massacre or the Battle of Wounded Knee was the last armed conflict between the Great Sioux Nation and the United States of America and of the Indian Wars. This last battle in the American Indian wars took place on DECEMBER 29, 1890 when the Sioux refused to hand over their weapons to the 7th Cavalry, the troops opened fire. About 150 Sioux, half of them women and children, and 25 soldiers died in the battle. With the knowledge that the butchery that occurred that day could not be, by any stretch of the imagination, classified as a battle, massacre is the proper term.


Custer was 36 when he died in battle against the Sioux on June 25, 1876. (born December 5, 1839) Though his wartime rank reached Major General, George Armstrong Custer was a Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the 7th Cavalry when he was killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn.


The Cheyenne and Lakota annihilated Custer's 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in Montana.


7th Cavalry RegimentUpon graduating, Lt. Custer was assigned to the 2nd US Cavalry.Just prior to the Battle of Gettysburg, he was promoted to General at the age of 23 and placed in command of a Brigade of Michigan Cavalry.During the Indian Wars and at Battle of Little Big Horn, he commanded the 7 U.S. Cavalry.


"Greasy Grass" is the Lakota name for the "Battle of Little Bighorn", where the Sioux defeated the 7th Cavalry on June 25 and June 26, 1876. The battle took place near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory, and is famous for "Custer's Last Stand", where commander George Armstrong Custer died, along with many of his men.


The 1956 movie "7th Cavalry" was filmed in Mexico, in the states of Mexico and Durango.


The Sioux won the Battle of Little Bighorn, not leaving a single American of General George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry alive, meaning that they did not surrender but won the battle.The battle however, made the US fight full force to avenge the death of one of there best generals, which in fact lead to the end of The Indian War and forced almost every Native Americans to move to reservations or to drop there customs and live with whites.(Sorry if I bored you)


The 7th cavalry (a regiment of the US Army) was under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.The Indian war party ( a combination of the LakotaSioux,North Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes) was led by Sitting Bull.


Sioux and Cheyenne Indians were upset with whites who continually intruded into their sacred lands in the Black Hills, and defiantly left their reservations in late 1875. They gathered with Sitting Bull in Montana. The government tried to persuade them to go back to the reservation and they refused. The government labeled them as hostile, and sent the army to deal with them. Custer, leading the 7th Cavalry, came upon the Indians camped in the Bighorn Valley. There were no survivors in the Cavalry unit after the battle.


The 7th Cavalry discovery of gold in the Black Hills of South Dakota led to a massive gold rush in the area. This caused serious issues with the Sioux Indians and laid the foundation for the Great Sioux War of 1876 to 1877.


Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer of the 7th U.S. Cavalry. Check the link below for the list of soldiers, officers, and civilians at the Little Bighorn.


No, not anymore than the Gulf War was renamed Operation Desert Storm, as many people seem to believe. Custer's Last Stand refers to the portion of the battle in which part of the 7th Cavalry Regiment personally commanded by Colonel Custer was surrounded and wiped out. Another part of the 7th commanded by Major Reno had already clashed with the Sioux and taken casualties, and the remaining part of the 7th commanded by Captain Benteen arrived later. Custer's Last Stand was part of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, but it is not another name for the battle.


Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer commanded the US 7th Cavalry Regiment


the movies called 7th cavalry starring Randolph Scott. Dandy actually saves the day by returning to the battlefield. the sioux flee thinking custers returned from the grave!!


AnswerGeorge CusterAnswer Except they did not defeat the US army... they defeated approximately two fifths of the US 7th Cavalry.Custer divided his forces into 3 detachments, only Custer's was was massacred... Both Major Reno and Benteen's commands largely survived the battle, and, technically, were left in possession of the field.


Lieutenant Colonel (Brevet Major General of Volunteers) George Armstrong Custer was the commanding officer of the Custer Battalion of the 7th Cavalry at the time of the Battle of Little Big Horn, and leader of the troops killed there with him on "last Stand Hill".


Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876 between a squadron of the 7th US Cav and the Sioux nation. Not to be confused with the film starring Mel Gibson's (as LTC Moore) "We Were Soldiers..." also about a big battle involving the 7th US Cav in 1965 in South Vietnam. Note: LTC Custer's command group, including Custer (but not his whole regiment) were cleaned out in the 1876 fight. Moore's command group and many of his men survived the 1965 battle.



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