GDG- Custer (and Gettysburg) On the Tube Again

John Lawrence jlawrence at
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 wrote:

>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>In a message dated 1/18/2012 6:04:57 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
>jlawrence at writes:
>Because  he didn't want them.
>I can see you have all the facts at your fingertips.
>Bruce  Trinque
>Amston, CT
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