General George A. Custer, the man Jun 2, 2018 20:43:46 GMT -5
Post by strange on Jun 2, 2018 20:43:46 GMT -5
In almost all the accounts describing exactly the position of the Generals body as was first found. Paraphrasing here:
'Laid back reclining across the bodies of two troopers beside or against a horse, arms folded in the lap, peaceful expression, etc. etc.'?? Very Romantic, prestigious, austere, whatever you call it?
I'm Not trying to be morose, or disrespect the dead hero's here, BUT:
They were all stripped down, almost bare, including the saddle etc. from the horses etc.
So, this is NOT! how they "FELL", this is how the NA's placed, or more likely, tossed them, AFTER removing and stripping everything from the bodies.
Can we ALL agree on this??
It's just the way it was. With the exception of Private Peter Thompson's account of a fully clothed Custer, ALL OF THEM, no matter who was looking, agree that there was an expression of peace and rest on his face. Even Reno said he looked like he was sleeping. Benteen says the same. The alternate versions of his recumbant body versus a more seated one are easily cleared out by what Jose and others described above, that he was eventually "laid out" and prepared for burial. And it's not impossible, as me and Joe contend, that something was possibly thrown over to cover him, like the shirt of Corporal Teeman. The only piece of info that was temporarily withheld, from what I am told, appears to be the arrow in the penis, which I know was eventually confirmed by Godfrey. Two or three (living) wounds, and three or more additional mutilations (arrow in the penis, thigh cut, two or three fingers chopped off).