Thank you, and, yes, we do agree on an awful lot. That "timeline" is fairly on the money as far as I am concerned, though I have to admit I have tinkered with it a little bit more. I have brought it back to the divide, as well, and when I am a little more settled I will e-mail the thing to you (as far as I have gotten). Your input would be most welcome.
And thank again.
You humyuck, you! If I had a decent one with all of us, I would have used that, as well.
Best wishes and if I am not on here again for a while, Merry Christmas to you all. Fred.
Yes, congratulations go out to Fred for his excellent and concise article in the Summer 2008 Research Review article. It was every bit as good as, if not better than, his last article on Fred Girard. Fred makes a very strong case that Custer viewed the valley from a point not before identified by any other battle researcher that I am aware of. He does an excellent job of demonstrating why Custer did not view the valley from the Weir Peaks. My own view of it is that the choices have now been narrowed down to two possible locations where Custer viewed the both the Reno fight in the valley as well as the Indian village.....either at Fred's Hillock or Sharpshooter Ridge. I think the next step is to go out to the battlefield and investigate both places on site and see what can be seen from them both. The other articles were good as well, but Fred has given all serious battle researchers a good reason to get out our maps and go over the ground again with another perspective in mind. Good job, my friend.
"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."