Well I need to read through the whole thread but on the tour I went on with Donovan and Scott they are convinced that Custer went north and at least some troops were down below Cemetery Hill. There are artifacts that were discovered down there. A pit was used to for materials to build the current entrance road. So artifacts there are lost or buried in the road bed coming up to the new entrance.
Kellogg's marker location is below the road to the right in that drainage where the road was filled in. Donahue has a picture of it before it was removed taken at the dedication of the new entrance. There were two other markers where the current trading post is located that Putt owns. They are no longer there. One of the markers was for Sharrow.
Donahue actually talked about Gordie's book and the only negative thing was the fishing lady story.
I am not as sure that the north movement took more time than I thought and went further than I thought.
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“ 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.
Steve: Miss Harper is indeed a very attractive young woman, to whom we all owe a debt for her persistence. I think she would be all the more fetching if when I enlarged her picture I would not have to lay across my desk so I would not be viewing her sideways.
And yes, that hamburger is just as I remember it.Notice how appetizing the Velvita is in presentation.
I had heard that there once were a couple of markers on that trading post property. Can't recall where, nor have I ever asked about it here. That would indicate that someone was over thataway.
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Ian: The Follow Me statue in my signature is based upon the actions of Lieutenant Colonel Aubrey Neumann, leading, and I mean first, out front, numero uno in contact,his battalion of the 34th Infantry Regiment off the beach at Leyte. Leadership by personal example and exposure is a necessary requirement on occasion, as is Custer in the picture you posted. That is far different from what we are talking about here. Neumann and Custer are depicted leading an assault. Most of the conversation here is in regard to tactical movements, where it is the commanders job to direct going from movement to deployment. You can't do that by being out front.
There is a similar painting of Captain Louis Millett MOH leading E/27 in our last bayonet charge. It is an inspiring example of both personal courage and combat leadership. But like all the rest of the "out front" pictures it is during an assault. I assure you he never marched out front. Ranger commanders don't do stupidshit.
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Sitting on the porch of a cabin in the Smoky Mountains. Had a chance to meet Gordy's daughter early this week. Other than her desire to kiss a grizzly bear and lose a finger rather than shoot the grizzly, she is attractive, intelligent, and very focused.
Chris, got your photos, will forward when I get home. Thanks for time you spent on the lead up to the battle.
AZ, thanks for your insights to Gordies book, breakfast, and the info on the terrain.
QC, breakfast at the Treading Post was just fine.
I have my own thread??? awwww shucks
What can I say, I'm an animal lover I stand by my finger loss for a grizzly, perhaps even a baby toe, who needs those anyways?! It was a pleasure meeting you!
Trading Post- Indian Taco and Beef Brisket is where its at. Period. No burgers allowed, the onion rings however are delicious. Next Jaunt I plan on finding more artifacts (shhhhhh don't tell anyone) floating the LBH river, and once again attempting to finish a taco...
Blowin their bugles, raising his sword, Right beside Custer, is my dad Gord. He rides with them now, strong and true, Always and forever Daddy, I love you