Monday, October 5, 2009
Quite by chance, passing through the cemetery, I happened to look down and noticed the little flags, which then drew my attention to the inscription on the headstone. I had vaguely heard the story of Colonel William Winer Cooke, who was a Canadian killed with the 7th U.S. Cavalry at the battle of Little Big Horn with that more famous fatality, General George Custer.
History is a funny thing, and depending on how you look at it, some players that were once heroes, may not be considered such today.
I have yet to go along for one of the organized local tours of the cemetery, but here is a link to the historical guide of such guided walks.