BENTEEN CELEBRATED LITTLE BIGHORN
"There he is, God damn him. He will never fight anymore."
Captain Benteen while seeing General Custer's body, June 27, 1876
"I thought that Custer could take care of himself ."
Captain Benteen to the Court of Inquiry, explaining why he ignored Custer's orders to "come on" and "be quick".
"What a big winner the U.S. government would have been if only Custer and his gang could have been taken. The Lord, in his own good time, had at last rounded the scoundrels up, taking, however, many good and innocent men with them!"
Letter by Captain Benteen to Lieutenant Maguire
art by Michael Schreck, http://michaelschreckart.com