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Lighter BS: 'Custer's last stand' a myth?? (35) RE: BS: 'Custer's last stand' a myth?? 11 Aug 21


The lone U.S. survivor of the massacre itself was the horse ironically named "Comanche."

But seven more companies of the 7th Cavalry, commanded by Major Reno and Captain Benteen also took part in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. These were forced to retire but not "massacred."

Proobaby the biggest myth of the battle is the belief that the entire 7th Cavalry was wiped out at the Little Big Horn.

Custer's force, outnumbered something like 15 to 1, was destroyed in twenty minutes or so.

Indian veterans of the battle reported that some of the soldiers committed suicide in fear of being taken prisoner.


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