GDG- Custer (and Gettysburg) On the Tube Again

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Wed Jan 18 15:45:03 CST 2012


Custer was a calvary officer. today we call them helicopter pilots.

Competence is not their forte, but they can deliver the bacon.

Regards,

jack
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Connell" <georgeconnell at mac.com>
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- Custer (and Gettysburg) On the Tube Again


Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
I don't know if Custer was a psychopath but I do know he was incompetent. 
The fact that his horrible judgement got himself and all the soldiers with 
him proves that. There was nothing heroic or admirable in his "Last Stand."

Regards,

George
26ª11'56"N   81ª48'19W"

On Jan 18, 2012, at 3:58 PM, Jack Lawrence wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> 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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