Vincent Charley, Farrier, Troop D, 7th Cavalry

By John O’Connell, Montana Historian Magazine

Last Stand Hill – Battle of the Little Bighorn, Montana

Visiting any battlefield can be a spiritual experience, which was the case for me the first time I visited the Little Bighorn Battlefield. So many things struck me that day, and one of them was when I was driving up from the Reno-Benteen site going to Weir’s Point. I spotted a lone soldier marker near the road that had a pull off area. Curious, I pulled in, walked to the marker and saw the words inscribed on that marker: Vincent Charles, Farrier.

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