GDG- Custer (and Gettysburg) On the Tube Again

Batrinque at aol.com Batrinque at aol.com
Thu Jan 19 07:29:33 CST 2012



In a message dated 1/18/2012 11:01:37 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
tbarrett21 at cox.net writes:

As it  was, his troopers were not really combat veterans.  In fact, few  had
fired their weapons in anger, and there wasn't much in the way of  combat
training at that time.  They were pretty adept at survival in  the wild,
moving quickly with their horses and camping out, but not  combat.  
 
Yes, they were certainly far far less experienced than the men Custer  had 
led in the Shenandoah and in the Appomattox Campaign.  And the Army did  not 
institute regular target practice until after the LBH.

Bruce  Trinque
Amston, CT


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