On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1876

Custer's Last Stand

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory 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"

Native American War Leader Crazy Horse
Native American War Leader
Crazy Horse
Union General George Armstrong Custer
Union General
George Armstrong Custer
Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Lakota Sioux Chief
Sitting Bull

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestGeorge Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer, 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? 145 years and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer