Supplementum: Timeline for LBH Battle Aug 23, 2017 13:39:16 GMT -5
Post by keogh on Aug 23, 2017 13:39:16 GMT -5
When leaving the mouth of Rosebud on 6/22 all battalion formation was abolished and each captain made responsible for the condition of his Co. as to grazing and watering horses, etc. On morning of 6/25, when Sergt. Curtis of F Co. came in and reported the case of hard tack matter, Keogh heard it and immediately came up and began to discuss it and suggested that the matter be reported to Custer, who was then up on the divide. Presently, Custer came in and it was told him. He had Officer's Call sounded. Custer now told of Sioux scouts having discovered the command from in front so that concealment of the regiment any longer was useless. this shows that the location is now at the base of the hills, they have finished their 8:45 march to the hiding place. It is now well after 10:00 said he intended to lie back and make all arrangements to attack the village the next morning, but, under the circumstances, he had decided to go on and attack at once.
Yes, I agree with you that when Custer returned from the Crows Nest he found his regiment at Halt 2 preparing to conceal themselves for the day. That plan was aborted when Custer was convinced that his command had been discovered by enemy scouts. I think that's clear enough, and its what I have been saying all along.
This places Custer on the divide [ie. at the Crows Nest] and the troops at the base of the hills after the 8:45 march that ended at 10: 07
They are now resting and visiting until Custer comes back.
Perhaps some of the troops at the head of the march, however, most of the regiment had only just arrived there a short time before.