Evidence of a Satellite Village on Ash Creek Dec 14, 2011 11:31:52 GMT -5
Post by bc on Dec 14, 2011 11:31:52 GMT -5
I'd concur with that except for the last part where you say Custer wasn't aware of what was across the LBH.
He was aware of the main camp as well. Have to remember the regiment also had a pack train that carried resupply ammo and so forth. The last thing Custer could do is move down Reno Creek and let the NAs leave a Camp Bastogne in his rear and bypass it.
That left Custer with one option. Start his attack from the divide and sweep everything before him which coincidentially is what Benteen said he was ordered to do. Then chase NAs all day.