Tabonga 1,892 Member · Posted December 21, 2019 Share Posted December 21, 2019 (edited) There were a lot claims of survivors from the 5 companies with Custer at the Little Big Horn after the battle. The only really credible one IMHO was that of Frank Finkel. Here is an interesting documentary about his case (a bit long I know but interesting if your mind runs to such things): There were scattered reports of Seventh Cavalry soldiers' bodies being found long after the battle at locations far from the battlefield. And for various reasons the body count at the battlefield itself was never accurately pinned down. Some of the Native Americans also provided a few accounts (long after the battle) that suggested a few soldiers had escaped. Here is a brief Wiki article (not the world's most reliable source I know but it seems to boil the documentry and book down fairly well). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Finkel Here is one of the books written on the subject: https://www.amazon.com/Custer-Survivor-Myth-Beginning-Legend/dp/193390903X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=custer+survivor&qid=1576959862&s=books&sr=1-1 Whether you believe it or not it is a pretty interesting story. Edited December 21, 2019 by Wandering Tellurian Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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