Little Bighorn Battlefield Reno-Benteen Entrenchment Trail Guide


At approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 1876, the battered remnants of Major Marcus A. Reno's three companies reached the bluffs of the Reno-Benteen Entrenchment Trail following their disastrous attack in the valley. The warriors who had pursued Reno's retreating command left the pursuit and went downstream on the Little Bighorn River. Reno was soon joined by Captain Frederick W. Benteen's battalion of three companies (125 men) and the pack train with its escort of 130 men. About this time gunfire was reported to the north, in th direction of Custer's probable advance.

Elements of Reno's force, in an attempt to open communication with Custer, proceeded to Weir Point, about one mile north. Confronted there by an overwhelming number of Sioux and Cheyenne, the cavalry was forced back to this site.

This Reno-Benteen Entrenchment Trail Guide provides background for the imagination as you travel the area, learning about the people that took part in this momentous battle, and the positions they took as the battle raged.

  • Published by Western National Parks Association in 2015
  • Written with guidance from the National Park Service
  • Photography by Bob Reece and the National Park Service
  • Audience: adult
  • Trim size: 5 1/4" x 8"
  • Page count: 22 pages
  • Binding style: paperback
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-583691-12-0
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