Post by benteeneast on Feb 20, 2017 9:02:02 GMT -5
Looks like something Custerwest would put together. It was not a good day to be in the 7th Cavalry for sure. I think those with Reno believed Custer would take care of himself and when they saw the results it was like being in an auto accident where you think if only I done something different I would not be here.
That was thier fellow soldiers that they had to bury. Thier real life friends and associates. Something to live with in thier memories for the rest of thier lives.
I am sure there was a lot of crying going on when they had to bury the dead.
What I don't buy is the brave Weir comment. He was impatient but did not put himself in harms way. He rode off from the morass but not so far that Benteen did not easily catch him. He personally rode as far as what we now call Weir Peaks. He could see but was not in harms way. I believe he was doing what someone should have down in establishing an observation post.
Edgerly was operating under a different set of conditions. He was not given an order to do what he did but he did go far enough to get the Indians attention then he retreated to the relatively safe location where Weir was located.