Although it has become a common most comment of my research regarding the difference between Custer and Chivington, is it just a mental blur that often focuses the two accounts or can anyone bring me specific writing that PROVES certain authors have blended the two events, in their actual writing?
I did something of this with my book, A Strange Look At Custer Volume II, where I found similar phrases and quotes often distributed between Chivinngton and Sheridan, but, with regard to the account of Black Kettle flying the American flag outside his tent which likely, if it may have happened at all, was supposed to have occurred at Sand Creek... did this also happen, or was claimed to have happened at Washita? Or am, or was I (or any of us) just the blurring the two similar events so that us, as readers, remembered them being summed up to us exactly alike? Not helping some of these things are the fact that the battles, or the leadership decisions surrounding and leading up to the big event, were particularly similar (and Sheridan may have studied the other).
So, dare as i may attempt to reverse myself, or give previous authors who came before me the benefit of the doubt, but are these perceived distortions, that are brought up by memory, or real (and somewhat deliberate) distortions brought on by authors? Can we post examples? And not just accounts from the realbird (which are also maintained).
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