1873. On April 24, the citizens of Yankton held a grand reception ball to honor the officers and their ladies.The local musicians were led by Vinatieri. Custer was impressed and asked Vinatieri to join him as Chief Musician. On May 7, they headed north to Fort Lincoln. Viniatieri had signed up for a three-year hitch. In addition to providing music at Ft. Lincoln, the band accompanied Custer, when he explored the Black Hills in 1874.
"Now, Custer, don't be greedy, but wait for us." General Gibbon "No, I will not." Custer, noon, June 22, 1876 passing in review.
Steve Charpié is a reknowed trumpet player who, among other things, works with Los Angeles-based professional musicians who specialize in performing 19th-century brass band music on original instruments of the period.
A. "The Indian's Friend" by by Georg Wenzel Schneider-Wettengel B. "The Seventh Cavalry's Band" by John M. Carroll C. "Captain Frederick W. Benteen" by R. B. MacLaine, Sr. D. "Benteen's Letter to Barry" by Tom Heski E. "To Err is Human" by Major General Frank S. Ross
besides "Godfrey’s Lightning" by Frederic C. Wagner, III, a controversial assessment..... It being known that Custer habitually splintered his deployments aganst multiple threats, as occurred during the fighting around the later named Pease Bottom, where in August 1873, whilst fighting Sitting Bull and Gall on the Yellowstone, Lt Braden was seriously injured in gaining and holding dominating territory with a detachment of 20 men. books.google.co.uk/books?id=DE_zAAAAMAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=braden
If it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, and looks like a duck ~ it is probably a goose.