"He was determined to push on, even after dark. He did not know what kind of force was ahead; he could be leading his men into an ambush. But all that mattered to Custer was the possibility of finding an Indian encampment, and he wanted a chance to get at them as soon as possible."
"Custer's rule, all through the Civil War, had always been to attack first and, if outnumbered, cut his way back afterwards. He had done this repeatedly at Beverly Ford, at Gettysburg. No superstitious Indians could bluff him." - Quoted in Chandler, Of Garry Owen in Glory