The Gun That Killed Custer

June 25, 1876 was a date that triggered intense investigation, debate, and writing regarding Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer and the "Battle of the Little Bighorn." Recent field investigation has defined types of armaments, strategic positions, and a host of minutia regarding the Seventh Cavalry and participating Indians. No doubt the Indians greatly outnumbered the Cavalry, but also had some advantages in weaponry. The question has long been asked, "How and why did the U.S. Army send Custer into the field with questionable arms and soldiers virtually untrained in the use of those arms?"


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