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  •  Custer (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, BlackSheep1

    was a bigoted sick individual with delusions of grandeur, but his troops were real.   These guys are several standard deviations beyond Custer.

    •  In the Civil war, Custer did a major service, (1+ / 0-)
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      Sharon Wraight

      helping to give Union Calvary the kind of spirit and tradition that motivated Rebel Calvary.  We owe Custer - unless of course you wish the slave holders had won!

      •  no I didn't (0+ / 0-)

        wish for the slave holders to have won, and I seriously resent the implication that I would have prefered that.

        What Custer did during his time out west undid whatever symbolic good he did during the Civil War.  Custer was always into self promotion, and while he was noted for personal bravery, he was also foolhardy at times.  Fortune favors the brave,  but bravery isn't the only measure of military leaderhip ability.

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