Reno's lies at the RCOI

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This court was the only official inquiry on the Little Bighorn
RENO'S LIES AT THE RENO COURT OF INQUIRY

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These are extracts from Reno’s official report (which is like a testimony under oath in the military) and his testimony under oath at the Court of Inquiry in 1879. Please remark the huge differences.

 

#1

 1876 : [On Reno Hill,] we heard firing in that direction [Medicine Tail Ford] and knew it could only be Custer.

 

1879 : I do not remember anyone reporting to me that he heard firing. I heard no such firing.

 

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 #2

 

1876 : In a short time, the pack train came up.

 

1879 : In about an hour and a half, the pack train would come up.

 

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 #3

 

1876 : Custer intended to support me by moving further down the stream and attacking the village in the flank.

 

1879 : I had no reason to believe that General Custer would support me in other manner than from the rear […] Custer had no plan.

 

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 #4

 

1876 : [On Reno Hill,] we heard firing in that direction [Medicine Tail Ford] and knew it could only be Custer.

 

1879 : I believe that when I came out of the timber, Custer’s command was all dead

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 #5

 

1876 : We heard firing in that direction and knew it could only be Custer.

 

1879 : It didn’t occur to me that Custer with 225 men needed anyone quickly

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