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  • Captain French on Reno

    18 juin 2007 ( #LBH : Reno's attack )

    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...

  • Weir Point witness

    19 juin 2007 ( #LBH: Weir Point (I) )

    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)....

  • Lieutenant Godfrey on Reno

    19 juin 2007 ( #LBH : Reno's attack )

    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...

  • What Martini really said

    20 juin 2007 ( #LBH: Benteen's scout )

    WHAT MARTINI REALLY SAID source: Custer in '76: Walter Camp's Notes on the Custer Fight, edited by Kenneth Hammer, Brigham Young University Press 1976 page 99 Giovanni Martini (aka John Martin) was Custer's last messenger, giving to Captain Benteen the...

  • The Elliott Affair

    21 juin 2007 ( #Washita: the Elliott affair )

    The story of a controversy that never existed THE ELLIOTT AFFAIR During the battle of the Washita, when Custer's 7th cavalry crushed the terror base of Cheyenne chief Black Kettle (see VIDEO: Washita), a party of 18 men, led by Major Joel Elliott, pursued...

  • The guidon

    21 juin 2007 ( #LBH: Weir Point (I) )

    2007 experiment: what Custer saw during the Last Stand GUIDON ON WEIR POINT Experiment with guidon on Weir Point (the hill where Captain Weir, and Benteen and Reno were standing at 6 p.m.). Can it be seen from Calhoun Hill and Custer Hill (Last Stand...

  • Clara Blinn: Washita martyr

    26 juin 2007 ( #Washita: white captives )

    The story of Clara Blinn and her son, Black Kettle's hostages WASHITA MARTYR sources: Gregory F. Michno, A Fate Worse than Death , Caxton Press, 2007, page 152 MMS 1646 mf, Richard Blinn's diary, Bowling University ; David J. Wishart (ed), Encyclopedia...

  • The 1868 Kansas massacres

    27 juin 2007 ( #Washita: the causes (I) )

    BLACK KETTLE'S MASSACRES Black Kettle, Little Rock and his people all admitted the massacres their warriors had done. But they are still remembered as peaceful chiefs... edited by David Cornut, author of "Little Big Horn" (France, 2006) http://www.oldgloryprints.com...

  • Little Rock's story of Black Kettle's massacres

    28 juin 2007 ( #Washita: the causes (I) )

    LITTLE ROCK'S INTERVIEW, August 19, 1868 RELATING BLACK KETTLE'S MASSACRES edited by David Cornut, author of "Little Big Horn" (France, 2006) Source: “Report of an interview between E. W. Wynkoop, US Indian Agent, and Little Rock, a Cheyenne Chief Held...

  • The white boys of the Washita

    28 juin 2007 ( #Washita: white captives )

    The white boys held captives in the Washita village and eventually freed by Custer WHITE CAPTIVES AT WASHITA edited by David Cornut, author of "Little Big Horn" (France, 2006) Sources : Black Kettle’s Last Raid , by Hill P. Wilson, Transactions of Kansas...

  • Warchiefs killed at Washita

    28 juin 2007 ( #Washita: Indian casualties )

    THE 1868 BATTLE OF THE WASHITA WARCHIEFS KILLED Source : Stan Hoig, The Battle of the Washita, University of Nebraska Press, 1970, pages 140, page 242 (note for page 140) 13 Headmen and warchiefs killed in the Battle of the Washita (as told to Interpreter...

  • Washita casualties

    29 juin 2007 ( #Washita: Indian casualties )

    Washita 1868 : anti-terror campaign against Black Kettle's Cheyennes VICTORY ON THE WASHITA RIVER THE REAL INDIAN CASUALTIES "A dispatch from a special correspondent of the Leavenworth Conservative, dated "in the field, Indian Territory, November 28,...

  • Finding the Blinns at Washita

    29 juin 2007 ( #Washita: white captives )

    FOUND ON THE GROUND OF THE BATTLE OF THE WASHITA THE BLINNS source: Stan Hoig, The Battle of the Washita, University of Nebraska Press, 1970, page 212 Major Harold Moore, of the 19th Kansas, indicated that the bodies of the Blinns (two of Black Kettle's...

  • Known Indian fatalities

    01 juillet 2007 ( #LBH: list of warriors )

    BATTLE OF THE WASHITA KNOWN FATALITIES 80 Cheyenne warriors, warchiefs or civilians have been named during the researchs on the Battle of the Washita source : Jerome Greene, Washita: The Army and the Southern Cheyennes, University of Oklahoma Press, pages...

  • What the Custers wore

    09 juillet 2007 ( #LBH : before the battle )

    WHAT CUSTER WORE Sources: The Custer Myth: A Source Book of Custerania, edited by Colonel W.A. Graham, The Stackpole Books, , pages 342 - 343 "General Custer carried a Remington Sporting rifle, octagonal barrel; two Bulldog selfcocking, English, white-handled...

  • Testimony of Private Mulford

    09 juillet 2007 ( #LBH: Weir Point (I) )

    LITTLE BIGHORN CAMPAIGN Testimony of trumpeter A. F. Mulford visiting the battlefield in 1877 TESTIMONY OF PRIVATE MULFORD Source: The Custer Myth: A Source Book of Custerania, edited by Col. William Graham, The Stackpole Books., page 378 "After a hasty...

  • Custer in the official US army song

    09 juillet 2007 ( #The Custer legacy )

    THE CUSTER LEGACY General George A. Custer and General George S. Patton are the only generals cited in the official US army song (1956). Intro: March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victory...

  • Brave Wolf's account of the last stand

    11 juillet 2007 ( #LBH: Last Stand (II) )

    " They were all drawn up in line of battle, shooting well and fighting hard, but there were so many people around them, that they could not help being killed. They still held their line of battle and kept fighting and falling from their horses; fighting...

  • Custer's medal

    14 juillet 2007 ( #Custer in the Civil War )

    Custer in the Civil War CUSTER'S MEDAL To make his men proud of their unit, General George A. Custer created a medal, the "Custer Medal". A star, two crossed sabers and a cross were designed and eventually made by an industry in New York. On the cross,...

  • Historian Michno on Reno and Benteen

    15 juillet 2007 ( #LBH: Weir Point (II) )

    LITTLE BIGHORN CAMPAIGN Historian Michno on the duration of the fight and Reno's/Benteen's behavior THEIR BEST INTERESTS http://www.david-strathairn.com : Son of the Morning Star (1991) Source: Gregory F. Michno, Lakota Noon, the Indian narrative of Custer’s...

  • The love story of the Custers

    22 juillet 2007 ( #The Custers: a love story )

    Winning Libbie's love was one of Custer's most difficult fights THE CUSTERS: A LOVE STORY source: Mary Trotter Kion , Suite 101 website George Armstrong Custer spent his very early years in a happy family, not unlike the mixture that many modern-day families...

  • Tom Custer

    28 juillet 2007 ( #Custer associates )

    Thomas Ward Custer, George's younger brother and US hero THE FIGHTING LION source : Tom Custer's homepage Before the War In 1865, George Armstrong Custer said of his younger brother: "Do you want to know what I think of him? Tom should have been the General...

  • Custer and the Indians

    31 juillet 2007 ( #Custer never hated Indians )

    Mutual respect CUSTER'S RELATIONSHIP WITH INDIANS General Custer respected his foes. During the Civil War, he gave food and clothing to Confederate prisoners who happened to be old classmates. He even took part in a wedding where everybody was dressed...

  • Calhoun's Last Stand

    31 juillet 2007 ( #LBH: Last Stand (II) )

    LITTLE BIGHORN CAMPAIGN White Bull's fight at Little Bighorn - and Lieutenant Calhoun's last stand CALHOUN'S LAST STAND source: Gregory Michno, "Lakota Noon", Mountain Press Publishing, page 217 Indians charge Calhoun Hill, at 5.40 p.m.. Minneconjou warchief...

  • The "genocide" myth

    01 août 2007 ( #No genocide on the Plains )

    War didn't kill Indians. Diseases killed Indians... And historians know it. NO GENOCIDE ON THE PLAINS The "Native American" "genocide" is a famous myth spread around the world. But it isn't the truth. Diseases (mostly smallpox) killed American Indians...

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