Post by bc on Oct 8, 2010 10:05:19 GMT -5
Oct 8, 2010 8:26:24 GMT -5 @fred said:
Oct 7, 2010 20:48:30 GMT -5 @conz said:I can't see CPT Keogh anywhere but on Calhoun Hill during his defense.
There is actually a better position to see everything in that area and it is located on Battle Ridge. When my friends and I were there in 2007, he wondered about the whole Keogh Sector business and we wandered along Battle Ridge. Today, the spot is marked by a large bush and when you stand there you can oversee all of Calhoun Hill and all of Calhoun Coulee. It was the perfect spot.
I have a picture of it and I will try to dig it out. My iPhoto program crashed and I lost some 2,600 pictures, but luckily these Macs back up everything. The problem is finding it without the caption.
I'd concur and put Keogh on Battle Ridge and he had to been on Calhoun hill at some point as he came from Nye Cartwright. Around the Findlay position is good as well. I don't think Keogh led the charge of C Co. or he likely would have died there.
I have Co. I on Battle Ridge below the military crest on the east side laying down volley fire onto GGR and Deep Ravine covering Co. C and others. The battalion horseholders were concentrated in Keogh's swale.
Just as Crazy Horse was attacking Battle Ridge from Deep Ravine (after the Co. C charge and Co. E attack on Deep Ravine failed), Gall (or whoever) broke the back of Calhoun Hill from the southeast/east side and swept towards the held horses. Company I with a combination of being routed off the ridge by CH and their desire to get to their horses to try to escape as well as protect them . They were overrun in the swale as some tried to make it to LSH where Custer and his HQ along with some of the C company horseholders tried to provide some cover fire. Custer just arrived on LSH and Co. F was strung out behind him under heavy pressure. I can see where these movements could be described as routs when you consider all the NAs that were behind them.
If the C company attack west from Battle Ridge was mounted, then the ones found on LSH could have been the remants of that charge making their way to Custer on LSH as they were cut off from going to Calhoun Hill.