Post by carl on Aug 21, 2015 6:50:47 GMT -5
Fred's Timeline: Martini reaches Benteen at 1:44.
Participant Timeline: Martini reaches Benteen at about 2:00 p.m. Kanipe would reach Benteen at about 1:50 pm.
Fred's Timeline: Pack train begins arriving on Reno Hill at 2:58 pm.
Participant Timeline: Advance pack train with Mathey begins arriving on Reno Hill about 3:00 pm. No real discrepancy here.
Fred's Timeline: The last of the pack train arrives on Reno Hill at 3:20 pm.
Participant Timeline: The last of the advance pack mules arrives on Reno Hill about 3:15 pm. No real discrepancy here if we are referencing the advance packs as opposed to the main pack train.
Advance Pack mules: 3:00 pm to 3:15 pm arrival on Reno Hill from first to last.
Main Pack Train: 4:00 pm to 4:20 pm arrival on Reno Hill from first to last mule.
You have a one hour gap between "advance" and main. That would translate to about 3 miles
(at least). How many mules were in each of your groups? When and how did the groups
become separated? How reliable are the time estimates you are using? Other than
Mathey and McDougall who gave times? McDougall had one platoon ahead of the
packs and one behind. Were they 3 or so miles apart? That some mules were ahead
of others and they might be those carrying ammo is not in dispute, but the distance
of the gap is not believable.