What Happened on June 25, 1876

Custer's Last Stand

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Battle of the Little Bighorn: US 7th Cavalry under Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull in what has become famously known as "Custer's Last Stand"

Famous Deaths

  • Boston Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer, dies at Battle of the Little Bighorn at 27

George Armstrong CusterGeorge Armstrong Custer (1839-1876)

United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars, dies at the Battle of Little Bighorn aged 36

  • John Patton, American trumpeter, dies at the Battle of the Little Bighorn at 24 or 25
  • Lame White Man, Cheyenne, dies at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
  • Myles Keogh, US officer, dies at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
  • Thomas W. Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
1876 Highlights

About June 25, 1876

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 146 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer