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Re: LBH Sharps
Posted by Michael H. Collins on Wednesday, 3 May 2017, at 12:15 a.m., in response to Re: LBH Sharps, posted by jay call on Tuesday, 2 May 2017, at 11:45 p.m.
Jay, Sharps factory records would have listed Ryan's Sharps rifle as a 15 pounder but he later fitted it with a scope and mounts which he may have been alluding too when he said it weighed 17 pounds at the time of the battle. Just a thought. Also, the native Americans had plenty of dead and wounded to tend to which is often over looked. With more Troops coming, they broke camp (A Huge Camp) and moved out rather quickly so there was plenty to organize and do in a short time. Right after the fight the women, children and elders stripped and mutilated the soldiers. Then they got back to work breaking camp. I think the warriors were well satisfied that anything worth taking was taken and they didn't comb the battlefield. My thoughts are that after the women, children and elders did their work, that nobody went back to look around. Besides it would have started to get late in the day etc. Sincerely, Michael H. Collins
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