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Captain Fredrick W. Benteen 402

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Benteen became part of the 7th Cavalry in 1866 upon its organization, together with the renowned George A. Custer. After Major Reno retreated from the valley of the Little Bighorn, it was Benteen, as a senior captain, who reinforced the besieged troops under the command of Reno, and inspired the survivors to resist the omnipresent Sioux throughout the days of June 25th and 26th.