GDG- Custer (and Gettysburg) On the Tube Again
jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Thu Jan 19 12:05:43 CST 2012
of course there were not. They had been refused.
Batrinque at aol.com wrote:
>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>In a message dated 1/19/2012 11:02:50 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>jlawrence at kc.rr.com 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.
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