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richlmo BS: Was Custer a Scumbag? (109* d) RE: BS: Was Custer a Scumbag? 18 Oct 00

From what I have read about The Last Stand and Custer, it seems that he was very brave, very flambouyant and had very high aspirations of becoming president or at least getting the credit for a great victory. Perhaps his decision to send Benteen and his troops to the south and Reno across the river while he turned north and into the Indian encampment was just a bad decision,. Or was he trying to grab the glory? I really became interested in this subject a few years ago when I found an old book that belonged to Benteen, called, " Gamefowls - Their History and Origins ". The inside covers have entries concerning his gaming birds, which hen had chicks by which cock and such. The dates were 1870 - 74 from his posts in the Dakota Territories. Really a cool book. Don't think Custer and Benteen liked each other very much.

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