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Vicki Benes
Vicki Benes • 1 year ago

Photograph of Comanche, reportedly he only survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn. Comanche's body is fully preserved and can be viewed today at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum.

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The famous war horse "Comanche." Comanche was ridden by Colonel Miles Keogh at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in late June 1876 in Montana. One of many 7th U. S. Cavalry horses to survive the battle, Comanche was very badly wounded and barely able to stand when found. He was nursed back to health and was officially retired for life with special honors, as a living relic of that terrible struggle. Comanche died at Fort Riley, Kansas in 1890.

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