GDG- Custer (and Gettysburg) On the Tube Again

Batrinque at aol.com Batrinque at aol.com
Thu Jan 19 13:15:19 CST 2012



In a message dated 1/19/2012 2:02:28 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
jlawrence at kc.rr.com writes:

Usually,  in my expeioence, when a subordinate said it could not be done, 
it 
was  never tried.
 
Yes, but in the case of the Gatlings, it HAD been tried.  The guns  were 
brought along on Reno's scouting mission just before the LBH  battle and they 
proved themselves a royal pain, repeatedly getting stuck  and delaying the 
march of the column.  For a cavalry column trying to  advance rapidly in 
pursuit of Indians through that kind of county, it was not a  happy marriage.

Bruce  Trinque
Amston, CT


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