The rather convoluted distractions of the Wild Keogh dislocation has generated liberal obfuscations. Reno was ordered to be reinforced in LBH valley but withdrew his command from battle, without orders. It's very simple.
The Reynolds matter was a splitting of hairs. He achieved his mission.
Damn fine thesis - ML Hedegaard - 2001
On his march of 10th June 1876, in crossing the Powder near its confluence with Mitzpah, Reno did not detect the trail of the Crazy HorseTwo Moon camp, which I believe had then been joined by the Minnieconjou and Brule and whose trail moved directly WEST towards the Tongue. The trail discovered on the 16th, was missed on the 10th.
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If it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, and looks like a duck ~ it is probably a goose.
Rev. 1876.; Handwritten note on map: "To Mr. Dan Bowman, Spear Head Ranch, Knowlton, Montana. With Compliments of W.C. Brown, Brig. Gen. USA Retired. July 28, 1930."; Easternmost longitude misprinted as 96⁰.; Engraved in the Office of the Chief of Engineers.; "This map is useful in general as covering the main theater of war with the Sioux, Cheyennes, and other tribes in the 60s and 70s and shows the physical features as then known ... it should be explained that while considerable time and effort has been spent in making [the sites of the Indian engagements] they are known in many cases to be far from correct ... The difficulties attending the making of these locations have been due not only to inaccuracies of the map itself, but the names of many of the physical features ... have at some time in the past 70 years been changed ..." W.C. Brown, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. Retired.; Includes text: March of the Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition, Aug. 4-Oct. 24, 1876, under Brig. Gen. George Crook.