GDG- Custer (and Gettysburg) On the Tube Again

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at
Thu Jan 19 19:20:59 CST 2012



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> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> <<  That is what is said, but if that indeed happened it was a decade 
> before
> the Little Big Horn battle. Like many other officers of his day, Custer
> evidently shared a distrust of "colored" troops. He did not turn down any
> offer of "Buffalo Soldiers" for the 1876 campaign.
> Bruce Trinque  >>
> I know very little about the LBH, but it strikes me that Custer was a 
> regimental commander at the time.  That being the case, what black cavalry 
> unit (or for that matter, any other aside from his own command) would he 
> have been offered for the campaign, much less, turned down?
> Jim Cameron
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