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Thu Jan 19 08:18:25 CST 2012


Bruce-
 
Can you think of a good example of when it did not  work?    ;-)   !!!!!
 
"Just  the facts, ma'am." 

Your Most Obediant Servant
Peter  

 
In a message dated 1/19/2012 8:38:37 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
Batrinque at aol.com writes:

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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