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This ill-starred officer, who had inadvertently helped start Red Cloud’s War (1866?68), was made scapegoat for a junior officer’s actions that resulted in a humiliating defeat by the Indians.

  • Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer
  • Lt. Col. George Crook
  • Maj. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge
  • Col. Henry B. Carrington
  • Gen. Philip St. George Cooke