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Benteen on the Last Stand

Benteen on the Last Stand

A Last Stand... according to Captain Benteen THE LAST STAND... ACCORDING TO THE TRAITOR Letter by Captain Frederick Benteen to a friend, December 22, 1868 "Who can describe the feeling of that brave band, as with anxious beating hearts, they strained...

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The Reno whitewash

The Reno whitewash

How Major Reno, a drunk coward, escaped punishment after Little Bighorn THE RENO WHITEWASH source: a letter included in "Reminiscenes of General Custer: Custer's Last Battle", by Richard A. Roberts. Edited by custerwest.org member and Civil War author...

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Noble military conduct at Washita

Noble military conduct at Washita

Indian account: how Custer's men took great risks to spare civilians during the 1868 battle MEN OF HONOR AT WASHITA source: Stan Hoig, The Battle of the Washita, University of Oklahoma Press, 1970, page 159 Account of the battle of the Washita taken by...

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The other Custer

The other Custer

A funny story by Custer's relative Brice C. Custer THE OTHER CUSTER source: Major Brice Custer Jr, The Sacrificial Lion , Upton and Sons,1999, page 270 The Custer family has cherished its military legacy. Many Custer's relatives ended in the military...

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Legend of the West: Wild Bill Hickock

Legend of the West: Wild Bill Hickock

The famous Old West hero was General Custer's scout and friend LEGEND OF THE OLD WEST WILD BILL HICKOCK source: Wild Bill Hicock, by James Bankes, Wild West Magazine, August 1996, HistoryNet Don Crowley James Butler Hickok, the renowned "Wild Bill," remains...

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30th member

30th member

custerwest.org welcomes its 30th member 30 SPECIALISTS TAKE A STAND LBHA member and Custer author Athur C. Unger joins custerwest.org today. 612 pages 347 daily visitors 15 pages seen per visitor each day by far the most visited, accurate and influential...

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Captain Carter on the betrayal

Captain Carter on the betrayal

Captain Robert Carter analyzed the Court of Inquiry and strongly condemned Benteen and Reno "THEIR BEHAVIOR WILL BE RECORDED AS A CRIME" source: A Very Real Salmagundi; or Look What I Found This Summer, edited by John M. Carroll, 1980, edited by custerwest.org...

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Hearing the firing on Reno Hill

Hearing the firing on Reno Hill

"WE HEARD THE FIRING OF CUSTER'S BATTLE" sources: pages quoted in text. The Reno Court of Inquiry (official report, Ronald Nichols' edition, 1995). Robert Nightengale, Little Big Horn, FarWest Publishing, 1996 http://www.david-strathairn.com "I did not...

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Godfrey on wounded soldiers

Godfrey on wounded soldiers

Did wounded forbid Benteen's and Reno's soldiers to support Custer's? WOUNDED SOLDIERS ON RENO HILL source: Captain Michael J. Koury, Diaries of Little Bighorn, page 11 Benteen's and Reno's defense said that a few wounded soldiers of Reno's command forbid...

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