Thursday, June 14, 2012
More LBH Battlefield Photos - Deep Ravine
At some point, a substantial (40ish men) made for Deep Ravine. Was this an ordered attack by Custer to see if he could still break through to the village? Possibly hoping to link up with Reno, who "should" have been across the river pressuring the village? Was Custer dead at this point? Was the exodus to Deep Ravine a last desparate attempt to escape the slaughter? Common sense tells me that doesn't make sense....after all....why would you "escape" towards the village and the heaviest mass of warriors?
Anyway, some photos:
Runs-Her-Man on the Deep Ravine trail, looking toward Last Stand Hill.
Looking up the trail created down to Deep Ravine. Various markers dot the landscape as you look up to Last Stand Hill. Consider the isolation and sense of helplessness that troopers might have had if they found themselves in this position on that hot June afternoon.
Next time I'll add some photos of Last Stand Hill. I'll finish off with a couple of posts about Weir Point, and the Reno/Benteen battle area.