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Trajanus18 May 2017 10:26 a.m. PST

Reading Wittenberg's "Glory Enough for All" I found tucked in the foot notes, something new to me.

Apparently Custer wasn't the only key player present at both Trevilian Station in 1864 and the Battle of Greasy Grass in 1876.

In 1864 George managed to get his command surrounded (sound familiar) by Confederate cavalry brigades and one witness to this was none other than Marcus Albert Reno, who at the time was on the Staff of Brig General Torbert, Custer's Divisional commander.

Might go some way to explaining any hesitation Reno had on that summer day twelve years later, although he was of course cleared of any blame at a Court of Inquiry in 1879.

That said, I suspect a large number of Native Americans where more at the forefront of his mind at the time!

John Thomas8 Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 3:24 p.m. PST

At Trevilian Station, Custer lost his camp girl, his fancy undies, and the lust letters he was exchanging with his wife, with the latter appearing in Richmond newspapers.

donlowry19 May 2017 9:26 a.m. PST

"Where the Hell IS the rear?" George Armstrong Custer at Travelian Station.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP19 May 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

If you study Custer's Civil War actions then The Little Big Horn comes as a foregone conclusion :)

John Thomas8 Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2017 7:34 p.m. PST

Yes, it does.

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