The Nuts of it. Feb 9, 2013 21:05:03 GMT -5
Post by herosrest on Feb 9, 2013 21:05:03 GMT -5
And so, with and from, in spite of and despite, what is now a century and more so since that flippant reply to testing of his testimony, Lt. George D. Wallace's quip stands as the joke of the the jokes to trouble and enfranchise pure and utter rubbish, wrapped in the finery of the armchair generals, pedant know it alls and the academic elites struggling with the aftermath of conquest.
I did not say l had the time of the place.
How utterly vexing. How completely ridiculously misunderstood by the entire armies of those who pore and paw through the tombe that is Marcus A. Reno's enquiry, ordained from on high to fritter away a month of follicle teasing and brow raising front page views as news.
Gentlemen, ladies, one and all, a puzzle solved with the very silliness that is our humanity.
Contemplate the words of Frederick Whiitaker with your eyes open, and minds tuned not to Little Big Horn but to human wit. Contemplate the farce of argument underway during early 1879, its personal implications, its ramifications and think it through. Smile at Wallace'd frippery:
Whittaker wrote at page 586 of his book Now let us return to Reno's report, and try it by the test of time and place.
He says that Adjutant Cook told him to attack at 12.30, that he advanced altogether 4 miles, crossed a river, halted ten minutes, had his fight, and came back, meeting Benteen.
When did he meet Benteen ?
Look back to the report. He there says of Benteen, "I did not blah, blah, blah......
When next you consider, discuss, or argue this battle, you know more about it now, than anyone before save a handful of those smirking in Chicago, during 1879.