The March East Dec 2, 2023 11:53:13 GMT -6
Post by herosrest on Dec 2, 2023 11:53:13 GMT -6
There's a rub to your expressed view of the Weir's Hill episodes as significant, which is the dallying hidden away behind Horizon Ridge as the death knell ripped through the five companies downriver. Sitting tight and closing up, fine. Concentrate strength before moving to support or attack downriver. However, leaving those five companies without knowledge of Reno and Benteen's whereabouts sealed their fate. Benteen's command on Horizon Ridge ASAP would have informed Custer and allowed retreat ont0 Reno. Kuhlman impertinently blamed as the disaster on Weir for WHEN Company D finally arrived in view of Custer's Battleground. I hope the guy is enjoying eternity in hell.
Let's maybe see what you make of the fun at Medicine Tail's Creek as to Whether 7th Cavalry went up it, down it, across it, or just flew on by.
Lt Roe 1881 interviewed Curley. Roe drew a map of the troops leaving MTC.
This drawing shows troops moving up to Luce, Butler, Greasy Grass Hill and beyond. Complies with the Curtis Map showing the man Custer's movement down at B and bump over to GGH.
I to Luce
L to Butler
C bumps over to GGH
E and F portion with HQ, leave river fords to GGH
acquired from the Curtis papers, a type written carbon copy with maps in ink.
Curley's story of the BLBH, interpreter "Leforgey" Thomas H. LeForge, as recorded by 1st LT Charles R. Roe, Fort Custer March 8, 1881
Roe says "a copy to the Army & Navy Journal, for publication, March 10th, '82."
Ref: "The Papers of Edward S. Curtis relating to the Custer;s Last Battle",
Introduced and edited by James S. Hutchins, Upton and Sons 2000
The Custer Massacre - ANJ v.19 1881/82