GDG- Custer

George Connell georgeconnell at mac.com
Thu Jan 19 07:50:46 CST 2012


Ahh, Islandlwana!

George
26ª11'56"N   81ª48'19W"

On Jan 19, 2012, at 8:37 AM, Batrinque at aol.com wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> 
> 
> In a message dated 1/19/2012 3:56:01 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
> vjamb at comcast.net writes:
> 
> I don't  think he was ever concerned about the number of Indians, believing 
> that any  Regular US C avalry R egiment could defeat any number of warriors 
> if they  didn't scatter. 
> 
> 
> This was standard military doctrine at the time with any "civilized" army  
> fighting irregular forces in a "Small War" -- it didn''t matter if we are  
> talking about the American or the British or the French Army and whether the 
> foe  was (Red) Indian, (East) Indian, or African.  The basic principal was 
> to  attack any time you got the chance.  Most of the time the doctrine  
> worked.  Occasionally it did not.  
> 
> Bruce  Trinque
> Amston, CT
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