History Channel: Custers Last Man - I Survived Little Big Horn (2011)
The Battle of the Little Big Horn is one of the most iconic events in American history. It is an amazing story, but until now it has never been fully told. Many questions still remain but one question remains above all the others, did any of Custer's soldiers survive? New evidence will prove that a soldier named August Finkle was the lone survivor of "Custer's Last Stand," a battle that is practically synonymous with "no survivors." Forensics on the man's skeleton and his two gunshot wounds will definitely show that the story he reluctantly told the world nearly 50 years after the battle was true. He alone survived, and his tale of what actually went on in the battle will revise our interpretation of the events of the day. This special will also reveal the amazing story of seven others who very nearly survived--who rode for miles away from the carnage only to succumb to their own fear and turn their weapons on themselves.