View of the Timberline

This photo was taken in 2009 from Company M’s position on the skirmish line in the Little Bighorn valley.  The line of large bushes is at what was then known as the timber line.  After Company A and Company G hastily pulled off the skirmish line, leaving Company M alone to face the increasing number of warriors, Captain Thomas French and First Sergeant John Ryan conducted a fighting withdrawal to the timber line, saving the company from destruction.