"On June 25, 1876, Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana."
The above statement was culled from the New York Times. It is false.
Custer and his command of about 200 men of the 7th Cavalry died in that battle, as did another 60 or so with the Reno-Benteen forces, but "his 7th Cavalry" were not wiped out by a long shot. The 7th consisted of around 1250 officers and men at full strength. I know the NYT's reputation has taken a lot of hits lately, and ignorant statements like the above do nothing to improve its status.