Tuesday, April 27, 2021

CAPTURING CUSTER'S FLAG Adding Battle Damage to the Guidon Flag

On June 25, 1876, Custer had approached this village of thousands of Indians with about 700 men organized into 12 companies. Each company had a swallowtail flag, or guidon, carried by a corporal. These flags served as formation markers and rallying points. They were articles of pride, and during battles, men fought and died to ensure the enemy did not capture their guidons.

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