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Early report on the Custer massacre...

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July 6, 1876

DAILY ROCK MOUNTAIN NEWS, Denver, Colorado, July 6, 1876  The top of the front page has nice one column heads on perhaps the most famous Indian battle in American history: "Reported Victory for the Indians" "Gen. Custer and 300 Troops Said to be Killed" "Indian Matters".
Text includes in part: "...Wiggins Taylor, a scout for General Gibbon, got here last night direct from Little Horn River. Gen. Custer found the Indian camp of about 2,000 lodges on Little Horn & immediately attacked them...The Indians poured in a murderous fire from all directions...Custer, his two brothers, nephew and brother-in-law are all killed...The whole of Custer's force died at the head of their column..." with more. And this is followed by: "Another Account".
Complete in 4 pages, there are many tape repairs throughout none of which affect this article nor do any cause loss of readability, but they are somewhat distracting.

Category: The Old West

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