Reasonable truth(s)

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Frederic Wagner III defends the Reno Court of Inquiry in the latest LBHA magazine

REASONABLE TRUTH(s)!

 

 

In his latest article to the LBHA Research Review (vol.22, no.2, "From a different view to the same kill", pages 15-30), Frederic Wagner III defends the Reno Court of Inquiry (RCOI), the military inquiry that took place three years after Custer's Last Stand.

 

First, we must remember that Major Reno himself asked for this inquiry to silence his critics. The army did not want to do any inquiry at all (on a disaster that costed the lives of 268 US soldiers).

 

Nevertheless, M. Wagner writes: "... if we consider duty-honor-country as the time-honored standards of our military, then (the RCOI) indeed must be accepted as reasonable truth." (page16)

 

Condemning the "wild-eyed conspiracy" theorists (page 16) who point out the cover-up, an angry Wagner litterally begs his fellow LBH buffs to stop digging in the case.

 

Okay, then. Let's prop up the US flags, stop the analysis of the court and be patriots again!

 

One last question to Frederic Wagner III (and custerwest.org is ready to post his answer on the website):

 

which ones of these sworn testimonies are the "reasonable truth(s)"?

 

 

 

1) Major Reno's official report on the battle, 1876 (which is like a sworn testimony in the military)

 

"[On Reno Hill,] we heard firing in that direction [Medicine Tail Ford] and knew it could only be Custer." (reasonable truth #1)

 

Major Reno's sworn testimony to the Reno Court of Inquiry, 1879

   

"I do not remember anyone reporting to me that he heard firing. I heard no such firing." (reasonable truth #2)

 

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2) Major Reno's official report on the battle, 1876 

 

  "In a short time, the pack train came up." (reasonable truth #1)

 

Major Reno's sworn testimony to the Court of Inquiry, 1879

 

"In about an hour and a half, the pack train would come up." (reasonable truth #2)

 

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3)  Major Reno's official report on the battle, 1876

 

"Custer intended to support me by moving further down the stream and attacking the village in the flank." (reasonable truth #1)

 

Major Reno's sworn testimony to the Court of Inquiry, 1879

 

"I had no reason to believe that General Custer would support me in other manner than from the rear […] Custer had no plan." (reasonable truth #2)

 

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4)  Major Reno's official report on the battle, 1876

 

"[On Reno Hill,] we heard firing in that direction [Medicine Tail Ford] and knew it could only be Custer." (reasonable truth #1)

 

Major Reno's sworn testimony to the Court of Inquiry, 1879

 

"I believe that when I came out of the timber, Custer’s command was all dead." (reasonable truth #2)

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5) Major Reno's official report on the battle, 1876

 

"[On Reno Hill) We heard firing in that direction (Medicine Tail Ford] and knew it could only be Custer." (reasonable truth #1)

 

Major Reno's sworn testimony to the Court of Inquiry, 1879

 

"It didn’t occur to me that Custer with 225 men needed anyone quickly." (reasonable truth #2)

 

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6) Captain Benteen's sworn testimony to the Reno Court of Inquiry, 1879

 

"I thought Custer could take care of himself." (duty-honor-country as the time-honored standards of our military)

 

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