Supplementum: Timeline for LBH Battle Apr 20, 2013 13:42:49 GMT -5
Post by keogh on Apr 20, 2013 13:42:49 GMT -5
There are many problems associated with trying to find that comfortable average in times as presented by those who participated in the battle. And since Moses we've have people ever trying to follow that comfortable average linear train of thought from this campaign's beginning to the Custer clusters dying end at LSH. And they keep coming up with the same thing as presented to many a time before, nothing new, nothing earth shattering in discovery, just the same song 2nd verse as was told 135 years ago or so. AND people time after time keep rejecting it because is doesn't and never will satisfy what happened at the end. So the proper analysis has to begin, must begin at the Custer Cluster's end and work back towards the beginning to find the truth. Sure it'll be to hard, to difficult a thing to do, but its not impossible with all the conflicting evidence laying about, its sorting through that evidence, producing theory after theory and possibly even so many theories that it would boggle the mind. But, there's only 1 that will match existing evidence that supports an unbiased model, and that theory, that matching model will assuredly force us to understand what our own biases refuse to believe. At first time won't be an issue, which is as it should be, but it shouldn't be put on the back burner, but an ever vigilant researcher should be constantly longing for, searching for those back timing issues that will come together as they work that time back to its truthful beginnings. And with this it will most assuredly be found that 1 man, just one might have been correct in stating that time to link everything together in a manner consistent with the truthful findings. Isn't that what this is all about, this message board and others like it, the people here rather biasly cherry picking the evidence inconsistent with others findings and opening debate to determine the absolute truth? Keep on traveling down that same beginning to end, rather endlessly and tiring old well worn road and nothing will be gained except belief in the same age old myths enhanced as irrefutable fact by someone who doesn't know one end from the other. I don't know about you folks, but I'm tired of hearing it, and if that's all that's ever going to be brought out and touted about as the facts, there's no need for places like this, is there? Bring it back Keogh and lets get this ironed out, there's enough diversity of opinion here to see if what you proposed has any validity at all.
I agree with much of what you say above. I intend to take a close, hard look at the timing issues surrounding this battle, and hope to do so using the witness statements who were there to speak with some authority on the matter. Of course, with all the variations and different estimates given, we often can simply narrow things down to a logical window or span of time that any particular event took place. After that, we enter the realm of speculation and opinion, yet, all these time estimates should logically fit in with each other with no serious red flags being raised. If we can do that, then we are well on the way towards establishing a likely timeline for this battle. I do encourage all those who are interested in this exercise to join us in this discussion and feel free to debate the findings presented herein. I take no credit for this proposed timeline. It comes directly from the participants of the battle itself. These are their words and their time estimates. Lets see what they have to say about when each of these events took place.