GDG- Custer (and Gettysburg) On the Tube Again
jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Wed Jan 18 17:49:42 CST 2012
Custer was offered one of the newly firmed black Calvary units when they were first formed.
He turned them down because he felt they were inferior.
He was issued Gatling guns but did not take them because he thought they would slow him down
In actuality, the "Buffalo Soldiers" were the most effective soldiers deployed in the west, being well disciplined and never losing a battle.
They were also pretty lucky because Custer did not want them.
Batrinque at aol.com wrote:
>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>In a message dated 1/18/2012 6:04:57 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>jlawrence at kc.rr.com writes:
>Because he didn't want them.
>I can see you have all the facts at your fingertips.
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