Post by keogh on Aug 22, 2017 1:50:08 GMT -5
Aug 21, 2017 18:06:41 GMT -5 @rosebud said:LIEUT. WALLACE BEING RECALLED BY MAJOR RENO, testified as follows:
QUESTIONS BY MAJOR RENO
Q. State if you kept the itinerary?
A. I did.
Q. Give it for the 25th of June 1876, showing the time the march was commenced,
and the halts and the duration of them.
A, The march commenced at 8:45 in the morning,
The first halt was at 10:07
We started out at 11:45,
At 12:05 it halted and the division into battalions was made, and it moved on
at 12:12 That is the only record of time I have There were no more halts made till we went into the fight.
Keogh, if you are interested, lets take a good look at this, step by step. Don't try and get ahead of the questions and lets see how we come out or where we can agree.
I'd be happy to take a good look at Wallace's testimony regarding times. You will notice the very first red flag that he signals above. The rather strange notion that after the regiment halts at 10:07 (ie. Halt # 2) -- where Custer informs his officers that the regiment has been spotted by enemy scouts who are now racing back to warn the village of their approach -- that Custer informs them that they must advance at once and attack before the Indians are warned and have a chance to escape or come out in force to attack him -- Custer now, inexplicably (at least according to Wallace) chooses to delay his advance towards the village for an additional hour and 38 minutes before crossing the divide! No thank you. You can believe that Rosebud if you choose. But we're dealing with Custer here, not Terry or Gibbon. I believe it more likely that he started his advance an hour earlier -- at 10:45 am, as a number of his officers so indicated.