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Far West


FAR WEST, a light-draft stern wheeler owned by the Coulson Packet Company. Commanded by Capt. Grant Marsh in 1876, it was the supply boat of the Yellowstone expedition under Gen. Alfred H. Terry, including Gen. George A. Custer's cavalry. After the Battle of the Little Bighorn, it carried Maj. Marcus A. Reno's wounded, together with the first news of the annihilation of Custer's command, to Fort Abraham Lincoln, North Dakota.


Hanson, Joseph M. The Conquest of the Missouri: Being the Life of Captain Grant Marsh. Chicago: McClurg, 1909; New York, Toronto: Murray Hill Books, 1946.

Joseph MillsHanson/a. r.

See alsoLittle Bighorn, Battle of ; River Navigation ; Steamboats ; Yellowstone River Expeditions .

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