That would have been cool. I think that Camp was considering Military Time in view of the rail line reaching to St Paul and the river at Bismarck in 1876. He is was just another of the bunny boilres coming up with time of day as a basis for computation. Anyone with more than a passing interest in this battle eventually tangles up in the timing and that goes all the way back and is a complete waste of it. They went fast, slow, average or variable and yet at the conclusion of every study - no-one is any the wiser; 7th Cavalry remain defeated and the dead remain so to live in the minds and hearts of those who remember.
Peter Thompson mentioned a five man vidette which held an advance from Custer's command and I am wondering now if the correct interpretations have been made of five Indians fleeing ahead of Custer's advance. Hmmm.... I always had a problem with the five Sioux joing the party of Cheyenne camp guards to defend the ford and killing an officer.
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Two couriers came up from Custer requesting re-inforcement, and announcing that he was advancing on the enemy.