Herosrest's Battle controversies 1 - 8 Jul 12, 2013 5:29:41 GMT -5
Post by tunkasila on Jul 12, 2013 5:29:41 GMT -5
I am sure that a comparative image of Sanderson will be found, amongst the officers present that is either Sheridan or my hunch is Nowlan. Sheridan did wear the full beard in later life but images of him are odd in regards his build, which alteted drastically. Pictures of Nowlan seem to be rarer than generous leprechauns, i'll check for a driving licence image sometime. Original prints and certainly the plates might be enhanced to give color.
Anyway, according to Godfrey, all the bones were collected in 1877 according to his take on it all. Maguire at RCoI, page 9 or 10 in the Graham transcripts, was asked about examination of the river crossings upstream from Ford A. Unfortunately the answer posted next page is a crock, news reporting was restricted that day and i'm sure there is an article reporting the reply, somewhere on earth.
Edgerley only reported heatsay, unless he was sble to see Ford A when Gerrard supposedly met Cooke, who is reported as being elsewhere. Chatting with Custer about the village. Gerrard mentioned the meeting to Reno four days afterwards and Reno told him to keep note of it. According to DeRudio Gerrard was not absent from the river, he was actually sat in the middle of it, on his horse, with Reno, as the companies crossed.
Gerrards testimony places Cooke near the river, which is certainly where the little knoll was and Rees with handfuls of grass before a single warrior had even moved from the village to find a pony and ride out to give battle.
Some Sioux pony herders were having a bad day, a buffalo skinner also, and tipsina diggers were running from the hills. Deeds was dead and his father or perhaps brother was running back east side of the river onto the flat across from the Minnieconjou camp and shouting a warning across the river to
Joseph White bull that they were up to something.
Mary Crawler arrived back in the Hunkpapa camp to dress for war and saw soldiers on the ridge. Then gunfire erupted through the timber into the tepee poles from Reno's fighting line. She fetched in her pony and rode off with Rain in the Fave to fight Custer's five companies east of the river. Wild and Keogh's markers were photographed with cavalrymen in the scene. Check the boots.
The officer's remains were collected in 1877 and transported by wagon, which potentially makes for a very much more interesting and rewarding image. Now, why were Buell and Sanderson mixed up in a courts martial as soon as Sanderson arrived from Texas, which member of his party recognised Wild's headboard after two years. We know Caddle identified Wild in 1877. We know there was a photographer at Post No 2 when the remains were collected and reburials took place and the Keogh, Wild and Crittenden markers were placed.
There are three sources for 1877 markers; Caddle in Hanson, Cherokee Advocate and Dr. William A. Allen, besides the photographs including Unknown.
Another load of blather which does nothing to advance our understanding of matters LBH.
Can you please try and post something coherent which actually tries to make a recognisable point if only to prevent newcomers to this forum being put off by the mind numbing pages of rambling.