Federal accounts of the Last Stand

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HOLD THE LINE
Federal accounts of the Last Stand


Edited by David Cornut, author of "Little Bighorn, autopsy of a legendary battle" (published in French, 2006) - contact@custerwest.org
 
sources:
 

Graham, The Custer Myth, page 220
Scott, Fox, Connors, Archaeological Insights, page 45
Nightengale, Little Big Horn, pages 185-186
Fox, Archaeology., pages 199-200
Barnett, Touched by fire, page 298
Scott, Fox, Connors, Archaeological Insights, page 45



Private William Slaper : «Each man had secreted himself behind a slain horse. »
 
Lieutenant Charles DeRudio: “The horses were laying as if to suggest a barricade.”
 
Lieutenant Luther Hare: “The evidence on the Custer field indicated very hard fighting.”

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Reno court of Inquiry: “In regard to the severity of the fighting on General Custer’s battlefield, did you see any evidences that there was hard fighting there, or the contrary?
 
Lieutenant Godfrey: “I think there must have been a very hard fighting.
 
Reno court of Inquiry: “You think there was a hard struggle?”
 
Lieutenant Godfrey: Undoubtedly, there was a very hard struggle.”
 

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Lieutenant Edgerly: “I believe Custer fought very desperately.”
 
Lieutenant Edward McClernand, of Terry’s column: “Horse remains in a 30-foot diameter circle not badly done, evidently used as breastworks.”
 
Lieutenant Edward McClernand, of Terry’s column: “(The Custer Hill stand) showed more care taken in deploying and placing men than was shown in any other part of the entire field – including, of course, Reno’s several positions.”
  

Publié dans LBH: Last Stand (II)

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