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Fri Jun 25, 2021, 06:59 PM

6. I read an excellent book on the battle

Called Custer's Fall the Native American Side of the Story.

According to eyewitness accounts Custer was one of the first ones killed in battle, although the natives did not realize it. They mistook him for one of the scouts as he had cut off his distinctive hair.

His early death helps explain why the unit did so poorly because even for his other flaws Custer was a good leader on the battlefield. He would have perhaps held the unit together even when they were outnumbered and enabled some to escape.

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