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Old 18 Mar 14, 10:08
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Originally Posted by Urban hermit View Post
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Thanks for a well thought out post. Custer will always be controversial, Hollywood has made him out to be both imbecile and hero, since the 1960s he has been a popular whipping boy for white guilt over the treatment of the Native American.
If his subordinates had carried out his orders as he issued them perhaps things would have turned out different.
One thing we all know as fact is there is a common tradition in the US of trashing our historic figures which makes it very hard to separate truth from character assassination.
I can not think of one American historic figure that has been exempt from being praised or defamed.






Now that is funny. subordinates follow Custer orders while he, himself disregard his orders from his superiors. With out the great fan club started by Libby Custer , he would have gone into history for what he was. A Glory hound and failure.
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