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SHERMAN SAGE'S STORY OF THE BATTLE
MITCH BOUYER [Mitch Boyer] may also have been killed down by the river toward the end of the battle. [Note: according to Pretty Shield, Bouyer was actually killed at the river at the very beginning of the battle, not the end. See Who Killed Custer -- The Eye-Witness Answer for more info.] Sherman Sage, Arapaho warrior in the fight, told me in 1939 that a man in a calfskin vest and a soldier with a bugle and a carbine escaped from the ridge and got down to the river, reaching the west bank before the Sioux and Cheyennes found them. Bouyer, it was said, begged the Indians to kill him, which they eventually did. His [Bouyer's] body was thrown into the river along with that of the bugler. [Note: Hollow Horn Eagle and Brave Bird also said another Seventh Cavalry trooper, probably the bugler, was killed at the river after the battle. See Who Killed Custer -- The Eye-Witness Answer for more info.]...
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