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Re: Fetterman Massecre
Posted by Steve MIller on Saturday, 29 April 2017, at 2:13 p.m., in response to Re: Fetterman Massecre, posted by Larry Gibson on Friday, 28 April 2017, at 10:23 a.m.
Hi, Larry. Actually it was BG Phillip St George "Cooke" who was Carrington's superior and who had the orders cut transferring Carringto to the 18th Infantry's new HQ. (BTW, that's a common mistake, one that Terry Johnson made several places in his Plainsman IW novels he wrote in the 1990'). Actually the transfer had been in the works for several months and was effective on Jan 1, 1867, the day that that US Army's major reorganization of 1867 took effect, but the timing certainly made it look like Carrington was relieved due to the Fetterman debacle (sp?). BG Cooke was also relieved of his command in early 1867.
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