Would any of you like to share your thoughts with me on this one? Is this somewhat the progression of the battle that Gordie had?
I don't buy into the Mitch Bouyer part but the rest has me thinking. The broken bit, the lost spur (visions of Peter Thompson) being found in a totally different ravine than the NPS is calling the retreat/charge ravine and then the NPS saying they 're not going to change anything because the majority of people won't care anyway, has me wondering what else has been glossed over.
I got mine from Amazon for less than $20. Some of his ideas I don't buy into at all: Bouyer sitting Custer up and then killing him, no way. But it's written by someone who has ridden horseback all over the country and the probability that he was able to track Custer's trail, IMO, seems pretty good.
In the sea of theories as long as the artifacts are consistent with theory its just another that can not be proved to be fact. It is interesting to read especially where Custer's first engagement might have occurred. The author certainly spent enough time on the ground and collecting artifacts to form an opinion of what happened.
The book on the collection of artifacts was also interesting. They did a better job of cataloging the artifacts then I expected.
“ A Mounted Officer's first duty is to his horses.”
I will not be wronged, I will not be insulted and I won't be laid a hand upon.