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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-fourth day,   pp. 509-529 PDF (8.4 MB)

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A, When he was killed we rode out, I was opposite to Capt .Moylan when he
   was killed. The orders had been given for the movement before Bloody
   Knife was killed.
Q0 Did not the movement begin just at that time?
A. No, sir0,
(0 How soon after did it begin?
A6 When I got the report that the column was ready,
14 Who reported the column ready?
A. Capt. Vloylan. He came up from the rear where he had been, up to his own
 (  Were there not a number of recruits in the command who were not good
A. Yes, sir0
Q. Please state what precautions were taken to enable them to get on their
    horses in the woods, and to keep up with the command0
A. A good many did not get on their horses.
i. State what precautions were taken to enable them to do so.
A. I do not know what precautions the company commander tookg   He was respon-
    sible. He was ordered to fona his company in columns of fours and lead
    it out of the timber,
Q   D Sid not Sergt. Davern report to you on the top of the hill that he
    lost his carbine, and that his horse had fallen in trying to get out
of the
A0 I do not remember0
Qe  Can you say that he did not report this?
A; I can say that he did not.
Q, At no time on the hill that day?
A. Not that I remember0   He was holding my horse, and I did rnt go to the
    horses again until I started to move down.
A   Do you know that he did not make any report to you about his carbine?
A0 Yes, sir0   It was not a time I could be bothered with or listen to such
    reports as thato
Q0 The man might have said something about it?
A0 Well., do you think it is a thing that would remain in your mind?
so  With regard to firing your pistol on the hill, are you positive you did
    not fire one about the time that Capt. Benteen's column came up?
A. I am., sir0
Q0 This guidon you speak of being planted as a rallying point for someone
    where was it planted?

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