GDG- Custer (and Gettysburg) On the Tube Again

Batrinque at Batrinque at
Thu Jan 19 11:28:18 CST 2012

In a message dated 1/19/2012 11:02:50 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
jlawrence at writes:

He had  refused them and would not consider them. They were available, but 
his innate  prejudice denied him their use. Since by this time they had a 
proven record,  he could (should) have availed himself of other use.

In 1876 there were not any "Buffalo Soldiers" in the theater of  operations 
for Custer to use (or not use).  At that period, the "colored"  units in 
the West were all stationed in the Southwest, as I recall.  A  decade or so 
later, yes, there were some Buffalo Soldier units assigned to the  Dakotas, 
but not in 1876.  You might as well also condemn Custer for not  using the 
Coldstream Guards or the French Foreign Legion.

Bruce  Trinque
Amston, CT

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