From Pvt. William Slaper's account in Brininstool's Trooper's With Custer:
"Our horses were scenting danger before we dismounted, and several at this point became unmanageable and headed straight for the opening among the Indians, carrying their helpless riders with them. One of the boys, a young fellow named Smith of Boston, we never saw again, dead or alive."
"The more I see of movement here (Little Big Horn Battlefield), the more I have admiration for Custer, and I am satisfied his like will not be found very soon again.”
~ Gen. Nelson Miles, Commanding General of the Army ------
"With our cherished ones deliverance within our grasp we waited breathless two hours, for the order that never came."