Supplementum: Timeline for LBH Battle Aug 19, 2017 13:45:22 GMT -5
Post by keogh on Aug 19, 2017 13:45:22 GMT -5
Rosebud: This could be true....PROVIDED the 12:05 time is wrong. If you move that time then it could fit.
I agree with you. The 12 noon crossing of the divide as given us by Lt. Wallace is simply not possible when we look at all the participant accounts that day. Thankfully, there are enough participant account which place the possibility of that crossing about an hour earlier. I go with 11:05 am. I know Fred's timeline favors the noon crossing time, but that time would force the cavalry to advance down Ash/Reno Creek between 8 or 9 mph and the pack train at about 5.5 mph and I have a real problem with maintaining that speed over that distance. I am more comfortable with an advance of a slow trot at just under 6 mph (with the pack train between 3 - 3.5 mph) as more likely. Students of the battle can take their pick between them.