GDG- Custer (and Gettysburg) On the Tube Again

Batrinque at Batrinque at
Thu Jan 19 08:08:15 CST 2012

In a message dated 1/19/2012 9:00:27 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
jlawrence at writes:

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.
That is what is said, but if that indeed happened it was a decade before  
the Little Big Horn battle.  Like many other officers of his day, Custer  
evidently shared a distrust of "colored" troops.  He did not turn down any  
offer of "Buffalo Soldiers" for the 1876 campaign.

Bruce  Trinque
Amston, CT

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