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James Pinkney Tarwater fights in Indian Wars, there to bury Custer’s men

Could one of Gallatin’s earliest pioneers have buried General George Custer’s men after his disastrous defeat at the Battle of Little Big Horn during the Indian War?

There is only the briefest reference in a family history to suggest that he did. But historical background, which we have taken the liberty to insert, would seem to bear out such a claim.

The following is a family account of the exploits

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