On June 28, 1876, three days after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, survivors of the 7th U.S. Cavalry under the command of Major Marcus A. Reno began the painful task of burying Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer's command. The men were buried where they fell in shallow graves, marked with wooden tipi poles collected from the abandoned Indian village. Starting in 1877, the partial remains of Custer and many of the officers were re-interred at various locations in the eastern United States. Custer's remains were re-interred at West Point, New York.
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