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Lieutenant Godfrey on Reno

Lieutenant Godfrey on Reno

GODFREY ON RENO Lieutenant Godfrey (letter to Agent Asbury in 1929): "...I always felt that Major Reno utterly failed in his part in the valley attack in the disposition of his command when he fell back in the old stream bed; that he failed to exercise...

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Weir Point witness

Weir Point witness

WEIR POINT WITNESS source: WMRH's Story of the Custer Fight, in Hutchins’ Papers of E.S. Curtis, pp. 53-54 Here is an other account that says that Custer was still fighting when Benteen was on Weir Point (6 p.m., a proof that the battle wasn't short)....

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Captain French on Reno

Captain French on Reno

LITTLE BIGHORN CAMPAIGN Captain Thomas French was one of the few officers who weren't heard at the Reno Court of Inquiry, convened January 13, 1879. Reasons : he was highly critical of Major Reno's conduct during the whole battle. He considered Reno to...

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Lieutenant Varnum's account

Lieutenant Varnum's account

VARNUM: THE LAST MORNING source: The Custer Myth by Colonel W.A. Graham, pages 342 - 343 Lieutenant Charles Varnum was the chief of scouts at the Little Bighorn. Here is one of his personal letter, written on July 4, 1876., about the morning before the...

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Eagle Elk's account

Eagle Elk's account

An Oglala Sioux's account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn EAGLE ELK' MEMORIES source: Lakota Recollections edited by Richard G. Hardorff, pages 99 -105 Art : Michael Schreck, http://michaelschreckart.com DIFFERENT BANDS were camped [together]. They...

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How the last stand looked like

How the last stand looked like

HOW THE LAST STAND LOOKED LIKE Here is one of the most accurate portrayal of the Last Stand ever (taken from "The Custer Album") 42 men behind 39 dead horses, in a 30-feet circle. "Custer's men were along a ridgeline, and they were either running along...

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Garry Owen!

LISTEN TO GARRY OWEN! congratulations to Mike! Garry Owen was the unofficial marching song of the Seventh Cavalry. Gen. Custer reportedly heard the song among his Irish troop and liked it. The tune was then played so often the 7th became tied to it. The...

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The Mary Adams controversy

The Mary Adams controversy

The controversy that proved General Miles was right MAR(IA) ADAM'S AFFIDAVIT Maria Adams was Custer's black servant, like Eliza (in the picture) before her. After the battle of the Little Bighorn, General Terry stated that Custer had disobeyed orders....

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Benteen's betrayal

Benteen's betrayal

Benteen. Be quick. Bring packs. source : CBHMA ; Robert Utley, Cavalier In Buckskin, new edition 2001, pp.159-162 . Historian Charles Kulhman " Custer meant, in that order, that he wanted the ammunition taken from the [pack] train and rushed ahead as...

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Federal accounts of the Last Stand

Federal accounts of the Last Stand

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...

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