Defending Custer Oct 30, 2012 12:08:53 GMT -5
Post by jag on Oct 30, 2012 12:08:53 GMT -5
My point was to say that Custer would be deep fried by his haters if they were ever able to find such a quote of him saying that sort of thing.
I'm trying to understand the type of person who skips something like... so far as my country is concerned I, of course, must wish for peace and will be glad when the war is ended and then also trims off the conclusion where Custer says...when I think of the pain and misery produced to individuals as well as the miserable sorrow caused throughout the land I cannot but earnestly hope for peace, and at an early date just so that they can go straight for the middle with saying that he would be willing, yes glad, to see a battle every day of his life.
Can any of you really live with yourselves when you do this sort of thing? I've already seen it done twice on this very thread even when I think you and Jag should know better.
I do apologize for any confusion or wrong feelings about the challenge. Far from ignoring Custer's faults, it was actually myself (as far as I know) who coined "March To Libbie" to describe his most famous court martial and hopefully someday make it easier for people to look up and understand. That being said, there still remain certain faults that are either exaggerated or completely unfounded, and those are the ones I address.
I began the challenge in the spur of the moment and partly out of spite, but I'm still interested if any of you can actually deliver.
You still haven't directly answered my question per post #33.
So you would agree he was making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights. Was overbearingly assuming and insolently proud.