7th Cavalry did scout Tullock's Fork and report to Terry Jan 4, 2023 13:37:29 GMT -6
Post by herosrest on Jan 4, 2023 13:37:29 GMT -6
This begs a number of questions with what subsequently went on leading to accusations that Custer did not send George Herendeen to Terry to report on Tullock's. Custer sent Sellew and this was certainly known by the time Terry next met Carland. A scout went down Tullock's Ck. and reported to the Far West. Terry subsequently altered the route of his march to go up the Bighorn.
Aug 7, 2021 9:46:20 GMT -6 @marchwest said:"The scout Sellew arrived today (June 24th) from Gen. Custer's command with mail and dispatches. He came by way of Tullock's[sic] and reports that he saw no living Indians but observed several wounded buffalos which means they cannot be too far off. Tonight we all watch the skyline for smoke." - Diary of Lt. John Carland, 6th Infantry, 24 June 1876.
This particular scotch mist has been circling the battle for 146 years, now. Sellew's account of the battle tells of his ride and also that he carried the written version of Custer'sOrder's to the &th Cavalry, after they had marched from camp at the mouth of the Rosebud on the 22nd June 1876. The entire tirade against Custer that he did not scout Tullock Ck. and report through to Terry, is point blank FALSE.
Remarkable. Sellew subsequently worked for N.A. Miles with 5th Infantry at the mouth of the Tongue barracks, being recommended by Terry and highly thought of and highly paid, by Miles. Go figure.
A saviour in any storm - blame George.
I imagine the ground at Custer Battlefield to be frozen rock hard at tgis time and suggest that C4 might be the easiest way t0 re-inter someone who probably, and in honesty really; doesn't - belong there.
Yup. Rock harder than steel plate - 18.104.22.168/
link to Sellew's account.