The Battle of the Little Bighorn (Part
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1) The Seventh Cavalry is a veteran organization
created just after the American Civil War. Many men are veterans of the
war, including most of the leading officers. A significant portion of the
regiment has previously served four-and-a-half years at Ft. Riley, Kansas,
during which time it fought one major engagement and numerous skirmishes,
experiencing casualties of 36 killed and 27 wounded. Six other troopers
have died of drowning and 51 from cholera epidemics.
2) Many of the troopers have enlisted in the
prior seven months, are only marginally trained, and have no
combat or frontier experience.
What is the percentage?
3) A sizable number of the 7th Cavalry
recruits are immigrants from Russia, Italy and Spain, just as many
of the veteran troopers have been before their enlistments.
4) Of the 45 officers and 718 troopers then
assigned to the 7th Cavalry (including a second lieutenant
detached from the 20th Infantry and serving in Company L), 14
officers did not accompany the 7th during the campaign.
How many troopers did not accompany the 7th during the campaign?
- 52 troopers
- 152 troopers
- 252 troopers
- 352 troopers
5) Who is the regimental commander on detached duty
when parts of the 7th Cavalry are destroyed at the Battle of
Little Big Horn?
- William J. Story
- John R. Richards
- Manny J. Boggs
- Samuel D. Sturgis
6) As the Army moves into the field on its
expedition, it is operating with incorrect assumptions as to the
number of Indians it will encounter. The Army's assumptions are
based on inaccurate information provided by the Indian Agents.
What is the number of hostiles in the area?
- 200 hostiles
- 400 hostiles
- 800 hostiles
- 1,200 hostiles
7) While after the battle, Custer is severely
criticized for not having accepted reinforcements and for dividing
his forces, it must be understood that he has accepted the same
official Government estimates of hostiles in the area which
General Terry (Custer's commander) and Col. Gibbon (Montana
column) also accepts.
8) Also, Custer is more concerned with
allowing the escape of the American Indians than with fighting
9) Custer's Crow American Indian scouts tell
him it is the largest American Indian village they have ever seen.
When the scouts began changing back into their native dress right
before the battle, Custer releases them from his command. While
the village is enormous in size, Custer thought there are far
fewer warriors to defend the village. He assumes most of the
warriors were still asleep in their teepees. From his own
observation, as reported by his trumpeter (2).
Who is his
- Martin Reynolds
- Marvin Richards
- Michael McWeeney
- John Martin (Martini)
10) Finally, Custer may have assumes that in
the event of his encountering American Indians, his subordinates
battalion and the pack train will quickly come to his aid.
Who commands the troops H, D, and K battalion?
- Capt. Miles Standish
- Capt. John J, Kidder
- Capt. Frederick Benteen
- Capt. Raymond McDonald