GDG- Custer (and Gettysburg) On the Tube Again

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Wed Jan 18 14:58:04 CST 2012


The problem with Custer is that, at Little Big horn he refused the use of :

1) Buffalo Soldiers (could not fight, despite what he should have learned in 
th ACW;
2) Gatling Guns (I thionk this decision to leave them behind reminds me of 
Stewart).

Regards,

Jack
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dennis Lawrence" <denlaw at gojade.org>
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- Custer (and Gettysburg) On the Tube Again


> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>
>>
>>I don't think the show portrayed Custer as a psychopath.  Nor do I  view
>>him as one.  An aggressive, ambitious cavalry officer, yes.  And  one 
>>pretty
>>much following standard military doctrine of the day.
>
>
> Hello,
>
>   The problem with Custer interpretations is looking back, we realize he 
> was on the wrong side of history. Even though it was the accepted military 
> and political policy , having starred in the greatest debacle of that era, 
> it is easier to caricature him  as the out of touch renegade.
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWGAdzn5_KU
>
> Take Care
>
> Dennis
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