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 Posted: Thu Dec 13th, 2012 04:09 pm
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This is all interesting stuff so feel free to ramble. At first I thought why in the hell didn't they stay with the repeating rifles. It seemed like a regression to me in going back to the single shot concept. But I see that the terrain they were patrolling was better suited for the Trapdoor Springfield. Once the Indians worked their way in close at Little Big Horn whatever chance the 7th Cav had of escaping was gone.  Which was pretty quick. The 7th Cav was outnumbered about 5 to 1?

I saw this last night on youtube and I found it pretty interesting. Some of what you mentioned is stated in it.

Last edited on Thu Dec 13th, 2012 04:14 pm by BHR62

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