Originally Posted by Kevinmeath
There are actually very few 'facts' in history -- although some people seem to believe the know 'the truth'--- just lots of opinions.
Yes Kev I agree with you on that but sometimes the odd fact shines through. Fact : Custer split his command.
Fact : Bentine and Reno used their initiative and common sense
and despite some losses did not go charging in.
Fact : The men under Custer were massacared.
Opinion : Custer was a gloryhunter who did not give a hoot for
the wellbeing of his soldiers and had already proved this
by leaving a company of his men in the field in a
a previous encounter with the Indians. Needless to say
they were killed. This caused resentment among his
soldiers and bitterness among his officers. Whatever
happened to the military code " leave no man behind "