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The battle joined
At approximately 3pm, Major Marcus Reno leads his troopers and scouts across a small creek. With orders to proceed as rapidly as he deems proper and attack, Reno opens the Battle of the Little Bighorn with an assault on the village from the south. Rather than retreating, the Native American warriors have chosen to stand and fight. Although he has been promised the support of the whole outfit, Reno is immediately in trouble.