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Reno, Marcus A., 1835-1889, (Marcus Albert) / The official record of a court of inquiry convened at Chicago, Illinois, January 13, 1879, by the President of the United States upon the request of Major Marcus A. Reno, 7th U.S. Cavalry, to investigate his conduct at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, June 25-26, 1876

Twenty-second day,   pp. 469-492 PDF (9.4 MB)

Page 469

AS He might see some necessity for a mvrement-.
Q. Was there a trumpet call in the command on the -morning of the 26th?
A. There was a trumpet call sounded on the hill, but I forget the timer
                            QUr,.STIO.NS BY MAJOR RENO
Q  By whom?
A. I suppose it was by Major Renois order,
Q. Do you know the trumpeter?
A. No, sir,
Q. Don't you know from what Co,?
A. No, siro
Q. Captain Benteen was the senior captain?
A. Yes, sire
Q. The next officer in rank to Major Reno?
A. Yes, sir.
    The witness then retireda,
    The Court then adjourned to meet at 10:30, Feb. 6, 1879..
                            nIENTY4SECOND DAY
                 Chicago. Illinois; Thursday, February 6, 1879, 10:30 o'clock
   The Court met pursuant to adjournment   Present  AAll meembers of the
Court, the Recorder, and Major Reno and his Counsel,
   The proceedings of the last session were read and approved,
Q. Yesterday I asked you whether you ever heard any intimation on the part
   of anybody before you cane to Chicago, that Major Reno had been using
   liquor while on the hill?
A. Yes,, sir .
QO You stated that you heard one intimation?
Ak  Yes, sirn
a., 'When was that?
A, It was in the spring of 1878 while camped at Fort Lincoln.
Q. From whom did the information come?
A. Girard spoke to ate about it,
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