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A little whiskey at the Little Big Horn

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http://calitreview.com/1189

A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn by James Donovan

I have not read this book but it looks like a pick up:

June 25th, 1876

"Reno, fortified with liquid courage from a small keg of whiskey, panicked during the initial attack on Sitting Bull’s camp. He ordered a retreat without commanding buglers to sound recall and never sent a messenger to Custer informing him of the repulse."

I guess the liquid courage led to liquid cowardice and /or foolishness.

http://books.google.com/books?id=QM_R7y5tAoIC&pg=PA115&lpg=PA115&dq=custer's+favorite+whiskey&source=bl&ots=EBF-gPkD8E&sig=P_gaPFaPzjiCxwSztJ70wdDtz5Q&hl=en&ei=k085SqMUou4yv7yUhw0&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9

Some of the Sioux claimed to have found large amounts of whiskey...probably typical supply of the times.

http://books.google.com/books?id=cIMMvdUZw9QC&pg=PA78&lpg=PA78&dq=custer's+favorite+whiskey&source=bl&ots=ktwRaV68Af&sig=ZjBU616OMbFDP0YNUw6_7Z8rJxs&hl=en&ei=zlI5Sr6YFoy0Ncj-vYcN&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9

Hard drinking was common...one account:

1868 troops under General Sheridan -

On a four hour trip 11 men consumed 5 gallons of whiskey.

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http://calitreview.com/1189

A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn by James Donovan

I have not read this book but it looks like a pick up:

June 25th, 1876

"Reno, fortified with liquid courage from a small keg of whiskey, panicked during the initial attack on Sitting Bull’s camp. He ordered a retreat without commanding buglers to sound recall and never sent a messenger to Custer informing him of the repulse."

I guess the liquid courage led to liquid cowardice and /or foolishness.

http://books.google.com/books?id=QM_R7y5tAoIC&pg=PA115&lpg=PA115&dq=custer's+favorite+whiskey&source=bl&ots=EBF-gPkD8E&sig=P_gaPFaPzjiCxwSztJ70wdDtz5Q&hl=en&ei=k085SqMUou4yv7yUhw0&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9

Some of the Sioux claimed to have found large amounts of whiskey...probably typical supply of the times.

How long till one of those dusties shows up on ebay? :slappin:

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