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Ducroi was impossible situation facing over — 2()(), ()()() west, And south. his army had the Meuse at its Bazeilles, in was an almost back a\k\ was Prussian troops advancing from the north, The French had no choice. Hiey had to break out of the trap or they would have to surrender U Warfare in the 19th Century Ducrot launched his cavalrymen against the Prussians but they were shattered by rifle fire. Prussian artillery, over 400 cannon, pounded Sedan from the high ground circling the city. German cavalry was thrown back by French machine-gun fire, but time was running out for the French.

Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer also led his Seventh Cavalry against the Cheyenne. Forsyth's party was attacked by about 500 warriors. S. troops took up position on a rise in the middle of a dried-up riverbed, where they were besieged by the Cheyenne for eight days (September 18-25). This battle, called Beecher's Island, ended when a relief column reached Forsyth. In November Custer caught up with some of those Cheyenne who had fought at Beecher's Island. They had traveled to their homeland along the Washita River in present-day Oklahoma.

For over Ami i Ghost dance had few warriors to protect more than 100 women mu\ children. Miles had some scouts under his \n\ particularly attracted Ghost Dance Sitting Bull religion and Chief developed Wovoka's teaching further, believing that war with River, was South Dakota. The leadership of the Sioux the white authorities and settlers now passed to a chief named Big Foot. S. Army sent Colonel lames inevitable. of Forsyth and the Seventh Cavalry, Custer's Americans, attempted to destroy the old unit, to return Big Foot and his and capture its leaders.

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