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Re: Fetterman Massecre

Posted by Larry Gibson on Friday, 28 April 2017, at 10:23 a.m., in response to Re: Fetterman Massecre, posted by Steve MIller on Friday, 28 April 2017, at 1:05 a.m.


Correct you are. It was Wessells who relieved Carrington (Crooke's orders) dramatically increased the training. I recalled that after a bit of thought and posted it. I would have edited my original post and inserted the correct commander (Wessells) but we can't edit after posting here (?). Obviously the soldiers learned how to effectively use and shoot the trapdoor rifles in the 2 weeks between their arrival and the Wagon Box fight. Given our own basic marksmanship instruction in the Army is only 2 weeks today they should have had sufficient time in 1887 for the same.......

Larry Gibson


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