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  • History What-If: Could Custer Have Survived the Battle of Little Big Horn? [June 25, 1876]

    06/25/2019 7:36:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 197 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | June 16, 2019 | Staff
    A different fate? e can never know what frantic thoughts raced through George Armstrong Custer’s mind in the last hour of his life. But surely, as ever-growing numbers of angry, well-armed Plains Indians closed in on his 210 troopers of the 7th Cavalry, he must have realized that he had fatally misjudged the size of the hostile force now surrounding him. His plan to subdue a large Indian village had completely broken down. He had been warned repeatedly by his scouts that his target, an Indian encampment on Montana’s Little Bighorn River, was far larger than he had imagined. Now,...
  • 10 Fascinating Facts About Custer and His Last Stand – Little Big Horn

    01/21/2019 12:17:14 AM PST · by vannrox · 89 replies
    War History Online ^ | Nov 13, 2017 | Greg Jackson
    In most cases, movies based on real incidents tend to make those events more exciting. Not so in the case of Custer’s Last Stand. Of course, moviegoers wouldn’t likely want to see all of the scalping, animal killing, decapitation and other grim horrors of this battle. There would not be enough time in these movies to allow for the minor but still intriguing facts surrounding Little Big Horn. These facts and/or believed stories are well worth to read! 1. Custer Ordered Horses Killed to Build a Defensive Wall The Cavalry, armed with single shot carbines was no match against Native...
  • COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY POSITIVELY USED BY ONE OF CUSTER'S MEN

    04/10/2017 12:28:35 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 58 replies
    AuctionZip James D. Julia Auctions ^ | April 8, 2017 | By James D. Julia
    COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY SN 5773 POSITIVELY PROVEN TO HAVE BEEN USED BY ONE OF CUSTER'S MEN DURING THE INFAMOUS BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIGHORN. Estimate: $175,000 - $275,000
  • Today in History

    06/25/2015 5:27:06 AM PDT · by Phlap · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | 06/25/2015
    In 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision interpreted as barring prayer in public schools.
  • Hillary Says! 'We Are All Immigrants!'

    04/18/2015 12:12:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    April 18, 2015 Hillary Says! 'We Are All Immigrants!' By Jeannie DeAngelis Voilà! In addition to handling a private/official email problem, flying coach, and carrying her own luggage, Hillary Clinton may now be able to add to her list of outstanding accomplishments singlehandedly resolving the contention surrounding immigration reform. Recently, on a tightly stage-managed listening tour Hillary, granddaughter of alleged immigrants, revealed her acute sensitivity for the plight of – you guessed it – immigrants. An empathetic Hillary had this to say about how illegal immigrants are being treated in America: "We are turning down people who really want to...
  • Custer and Little Bighorn: 135 years ago and questions remain

    06/25/2011 8:15:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 209 replies · 1+ views
    The Dickinson Press ^ | June 25, 2011
    Today marks the 135 anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn near present day Garryowen, Mont. After all this time the death of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer remains a mystery.
  • Custer's 'Last Flag' sold for $2.2 million

    12/10/2010 4:41:49 PM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-10-2010 | MATTHEW BROWN
    <p>BILLINGS, Mont. – After spending much of the last century in storage, the only U.S. flag not captured or lost during Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of Little Bighorn sold at auction Friday for $2.2 million.</p> <p>The buyer was identified by the New York auction house Sotheby's as an American private collector.</p>
  • Custer's last flag: Little Bighorn banner for sale

    06/27/2010 7:36:34 PM PDT · by Saije · 60 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 6/27/2010 | Tom Leonard
    An American flag found at Little Bighorn after Lt Col George Custer and nearly 270 men were wiped out by Indian warriors is expected to fetch as much as £3.3 million when it goes up for auction. The swallowtail battle guidon of the 7th Cavalry Regiment was the only military artefact left behind after Custer and his men were defeated by thousands of Lakota and Cheyenne Indians, led by Sitting Bull, in June, 1876.*** The victorious Plains Indians had stripped the corpses clean of trophies but evidently missed the flag, which was hidden under the body of a fallen soldier....
  • Today In History - June 25, 1876 - Battle of the Little Big Horn (Custer's Last Stand)

    06/25/2008 8:29:22 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 125 replies · 1,991+ views
    Today is the anniversary of one of the more controversial battles in US history - one that has been debated over and over for years. On this day in 1876, Genl George A Custer and large share of the US 7th Cavalry were killed in a battle near the Little Bighorn River in Montana. Because many of us on Free Republic enjoy history as well as debating history, I wanted to post this to see what you all have to say about this battle? Who's fault was it? Did Custer have a bad battle plan? Or did Reno and Benteern...
  • Video: US general in chief about the battle of the Little Big Horn

    04/27/2007 9:23:05 AM PDT · by drzz · 88 replies · 2,049+ views
    Video ^ | 04/27/07 | drzz
    Here is a video summarize of the conclusions of US Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles, commander of the entire US army in 1898, about his researchs on the legendary Battle of the Little Big Horn. On June 25 1876, General Custer divided his forces (647 men) in three batallions to confront 1'500 Indian warriors. One was completely destroyed, it was Custer's. Two survived with 10% of casulaties, it was Major Reno's and Captain Benteen's batallions. No Inquiry was asked after the disaster and, 131 years after the battle, there are still doubts about who was guilty, and who made mistakes....
  • Housing Slump Threatens Jobs

    08/21/2006 5:40:55 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 31 replies · 1,756+ views
    US News.com ^ | 8/20/2006 | Alex Markels
    The economy's growth has never before been so driven by real estate. Now that engine is sputtering. Jiany Massad isn't quite ready to throw in the towel on his fledgling career as a Miami real-estate tycoon. But if the local housing market continues to head south, the 30-year-old real-estate broker is already making alternate plans. "I might restart my old business," he says of a home decorating company that specialized in high-end window treatments. "At least it's real-estate-related." With home sales down by nearly a third in Florida last quarter, thousands of those who hoped to cash in on the...
  • The Difference Between Religion And Christianity In America

    08/20/2006 6:32:59 PM PDT · by A Blind Man Who Can See · 24 replies · 1,405+ views
    When Jesus was living, he did not align himself with the Jewish religious parties, then called Saducees and Pharisees, nor the secular authorities: King Herod and Rome. He obeyed the Mosaic law and even paid tribute. He told Nicodemus, an old man that he had to be born again to be saved. Jesus meant born spiritually. Jesus preached that this spiritual new baby would be then, dead to the world, living in the world but not of it. He pointed out that worrying about the future was not what a Christian would be doing because tomorrow has enough worries to...
  • How Do You ..

    08/19/2006 10:51:37 PM PDT · by MrClose · 24 replies · 1,129+ views
    today | me
    This is different. This post isn't about what I have gleemed from some 'news-source' today. This post is about HOW do you convince your friends, your family .. your loved ones that "There Is A Crisis" in America and that this crisis continues to grow, each and every day..regardless of whether they believe it or not! The only thing that any of them believe in is: Our Government. I would like to give you the whole story, how I have tried and finally given up, given up in trying to convince my family, my loved ones that we are at...
  • “Benteen, Come on. Big village. Be quick. Bring packs. PS Bring pacs”

    06/25/2006 5:03:04 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 187 replies · 3,206+ views
    History | June 25, 2006 | johnny7
    One hundred and thirty years ago today... George Armstrong Custer led five company's of the 7th Cavalry to their death in one of the most hypothesized battles in American history. The main reason for this uncommon amount of speculation is because so little is known of what happened to these five company's... after this hastily-scribbled note was sent to Captain Frederick Benteen. It was written by Lt. W. W. Cooke... often called 'The Queens Own' by his fellow officers for his Canadian ancestry. Cooke was Custer's exec... and the notebook from which he tore the page from was later...
  • George Armstrong Custer and THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN (A South African View)

    06/05/2006 11:09:10 AM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies · 5,130+ views
    S.A. Military History Society Journal ^ | November, 1973 | R. MURCHISON
    November, 1973. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Die Suid-Afrikaanse Krygshistoriese Vereniging -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Military History Journal - Vol 3 No 1 George Armstrong Custer and THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN by R. MURCHISON The subject of a talk given to the S.A. Military History Society by Mr R. Murchison in November, 1973. Editors’ Note. Shortly after the Journal went to print, the sad news of Mr Rod Murchison’s death while on home leave in the United States reached us. We are sure that readers who knew Rod Murchison will feel as we do that we have lost a dear friend and that they...
  • Frederick William Benteen Brigadier General, United States Army

    05/12/2006 2:56:08 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 699+ views
    Arlington Cemetary.net ^ | 22 April 2004
    Frederick William Benteen Brigadier General, United States Army Born at Petersburg, Virginia, on August 24, 1834, he was a career Army officer who distinguished himself in the Civil War. He was with the Seventh United States Cavalry, under the command of Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer, at the Battle of the Big Horn in June 1876. His was one of the columns that Custer split, his being sent on another route to the Indian encampment, thus sparing he and his command. After hard fighting with the Indians who had destroyed Custer, and after suffering many casualties, the Indians retreated...
  • Custer in Cyberspace

    05/09/2006 5:45:09 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 226+ views
    Defense Horizons (National Defense University ^ | February 2006 | David C. Gompert and Richard L. Kugler
    Custer in Cyberspace by David C. Gompert and Richard L. Kugler Overview The combination of abundant networked information and fluid, unfamiliar situations in the current era makes it at once possible and imperative to improve decisionmaking in combat. The key to improvement is to integrate faster reasoning and more reliable intuition into a cognitive whole to achieve battle-wisdom. Although the technologies that both demand and facilitate battle- wisdom are new, military history holds lessons on combining reasoning and intuition in conditions of urgency, danger, and uncertainty. Today’s fast and distributed style of war has antecedents in the reconnaissance and strike...
  • How is Your Voting Strategy Working Out?

    04/16/2006 1:52:39 PM PDT · by rodeocowboy · 307 replies · 2,784+ views
    Constitution Pary ^ | 11-02-2005 | John Leone - Candidate for New Jersey State Assembly
    Question for conservatives who vote for Republican candidates every few years because the Republicans are the "lesser of two evils." P> How is your voting strategy working out? Since "conservative" Republicans have taken over the House of Representatives 11 years ago, the expansion of government has continued at every level. Nothing has been done to stop the holocaust of abortion. Gay marriage under the guise of "civil unions" is becoming a norm in our society. Our government continues in its Wilsonian tradition of globe-trotting and nation-building with the precious blood of American soldiers fertilizing the subjected nations, making them "safe...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Frederick W. Benteen - Aug. 18th, 2005

    08/17/2005 9:59:49 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 45 replies · 3,494+ views
    Wild West Magazine | June 2001 | Steven M. Leonard
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their...
  • Freeper Comments Requested: Custer and Stuart

    04/06/2005 4:47:10 AM PDT · by LS · 35 replies · 770+ views
    self | 4/6/05 | LS
    Freepers, I'm interested in the independent actions of George A. Custer at Little Big Horn and JEB Stuart from Brandy Station to Gettysburg on his "wild ride." 1) On Custer, I'd appreciate Freeper comments on Fox's book, "Archeology, History, and Custer's Last Battle" and "Lakota Noon." I've read the "standards: Stewart, Utley, and other older books. What do you think of Fox's "disintegration" theory? It does fit VERY well with Victor Hanson's model of western-style armies gaining their superiority from drill and discipline more than firepower (per se.) I'm especially interested in the following questions: a) did Custer exceed his...