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Black Kettle, not a peaceful leader

Black Kettle, not a peaceful leader

BLACK KETTLE source: Chief Black Kettle, by historian Gregory F. Michno, custerwest.org member and author of several important Custer books, Wild West magazine, December 2005, History Net "After all the efforts of both sides, the treaty lasted only until...

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Reno in the timber

Reno in the timber

TESTIMONIES ON RENO IN THE TIMBER Reno’s position [in the timber] was impregnable and nothing but fear could have prompted his retreat. __ Lieutenant DeRudio, Company M, 7th cavalry, after Little Bighorn (Sklenar, Larry, To Hell with Honor, p.365) ++...

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Testimony of Lieut. Edward Godfrey

Testimony of Lieut. Edward Godfrey

FAILED TO HOLD A LEG As it turned out I think Custer did make a mistake in going in with a divided force, not that the division of itself would have been fatal but because Reno failed to hold a leg even if he couldn’t skin. __ Lieutenant Edward Godfrey,...

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General Custer, USA Today, 1994

General Custer, USA Today, 1994

Rewarded with rapid promotions, he became the youngest brigadier general at 23) and, later, major general in the Union Army. During the final six months of the war, Custer's men captured 111 artillery pieces, 65 battle flags, and 10,000 prisoners. It...

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Testimony of Private William Taylor

Testimony of Private William Taylor

INCOMPETENCE AND INDIFFERENCE Reno proved incompetent and Benteen showed his indifference – I will not use the uglier words that have often been in my mind. Both failed Custer and he had to fight it alone. […] Among the several things that impressed me...

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Testimony of Private Peter Thompson

Testimony of Private Peter Thompson

PRIVATE THOMPSON'S TESTIMONY ON MAJOR RENO source: Robert Nightengale, Little Big Horn, FarWest Publishing, 1996, p.164 As I stood looking at [Major Reno] I could not help wondering if he knew what his duty was. Here he was with about four hundred men...

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