Post by Regular Army-O on May 19, 2010 0:06:45 GMT -5
Godfrey, Major Edward S., "Cavalry Fire Discipline," Journal of the Military Service Institution, Vol. XIX, No. 83 (September, 1896), pgs 252-259:
"...At the battle of the Little Big Horn, the troops under Major Reno in the first attack, probably had twenty minutes fire action; yet when they got to the top of the hill many were clamoring because they were nearly out of ammunition, and Benteen's troops had to divide. Each man was supposed to have in his belt and saddle-bags one hundred and fifty rounds. I noticed that the men gave up their ammunition rather ungraciously..."
Post by Regular Army-O on May 19, 2010 1:19:02 GMT -5
The Conquest of the Missouri By Joseph Mills Hanson
"Captain," answered the doctor [Porter], sorrowfully, "Charlie Reynolds is dead. He fell at my side. I was tending a dying soldier in a clump of bushes, just before the retreat to the bluffs, when it happened. The bullets were flying, and Reynolds noticed that the Indians were making a special target of me, though I didn't know it. He sprang up and cried: 'Doctor, the Indians are shooting at you!'