GDG- Custer (and Gettysburg) On the Tube Again
georgeconnell at mac.com
Thu Jan 19 11:00:43 CST 2012
You can't say anything bad about Bobby Lee today. It's his birthday!
On Jan 19, 2012, at 8:59, Batrinque at aol.com wrote:
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> In a message dated 1/19/2012 8:50:04 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> georgeconnell at mac.com writes:
> Add to that getting himself and everyone with him killed and I have to
> wonder what he had to do to be judged incompetent!
> Perhaps not having a fundamentally very successful military career for the
> preceding decade and a half?
> "incompetent", to me, describes a longterm, even permanent, level of
> performance. Certainly Custer made mistakes at the LBH, given the situation
> that actually existed rather than what he incorrectly believed to be the case,
> but to me that one day does not equal incompetence, given his history and
> regardless of how spectacular the consequences. Robert E. Lee pissed away
> far more lives at Malvern Hill and in the PPT Charge than Custer did at the
> LBH, but I don't view REL as incompetent.
> Bruce Trinque
> Amston, CT
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