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Marcus Albert Reno
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Marcus A. Reno
Born (1834-11-15)November 15, 1834
Carrollton, Illinois
Died March 30, 1889(1889-03-30) (aged 54)
Washington, D.C.
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1857–1880
Rank Union Army colonel rank insignia.png Colonel
Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brevet Brigadier General
Unit 1st U.S. Cavalry Regiment
7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment
Commands held 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars Indian Wars
American Civil War

Marcus Albert Reno (November 15, 1834 – March 30, 1889) was a United States career military officer who served in the American Civil War where he was a combatant in a number of major battles, and later under George Armstrong Custer in the Great Sioux War against the Lakota (Sioux) and Northern Cheyenne. Reno is most noted for his prominent role in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where he failed to support Custer's position on the battlefield, remaining instead in a defensive formation with his troops about four miles away. This event has since been a longstanding subject of controversy regarding his command decisions in the course of one of the most infamous defeats in the history of the United States military.

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