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)
A. On the top of the highest hill- It waC thought its fluttering might attract attention sooner than, a horses How long did it remai n there? A, I don'it know, I cannot be accurate as to time. I do not think anyone canr Q,, Didn't your orderly Davern, have habitual charge of your flask or bottle? A, He had not on that day, Q. Har( he the previous day? At, Yes, sir. 4 Did he not on the morning of the 25th give it to you? A, Not, sir. Q. Previous to that where had it been carried, say on the 24th? A., I think he carried it, Q. On the 25th you had it yourself, I understand? A. Yes, sire QA Didn't he have charge of that bottle on the night of the 25th? An No, sir; I had it in ray own pocket,, Q, Is it not customary to refill a flask when it is empty, on an expedition of that kind? AO It is, if you have anything to fill it with.. Q, You say you received no communication from Girard down at the crossing that you would not permit him to communicate with you. Was he not there in the capacity of interpreter? Ar From the manner in which you ask the question, it would seem to indicate that he came to me in an official capacity, which I would not recognize Of course if he had any information to convey to me, I should have listened to him, but I would not have believed it, Hiow else could he communicate with you under such circurnstances? He could not communicate with you socially, A, 14e were not in the fight, and I would not let Gen. Custer send an order to me through such a channel. Q, Any iaformation that Girard may have had about the Indians or what some scout may have told him -would you have considered it improper for him to report to you? A . As; I say,} I shoultd have listensed to i t; and as I say againl, I should not have believed it, Qt State whether or not you named Girard as a witness in this cases, A.. I don't remember I sent a list of the witnesses to you, I understood that he was the basis of the information against mnse and I wanted him to be seen, so that peopN e might know what kind of a man he was; I There was no communication sent out from your command to GenO Terry or anyone else., till the Indians had left?
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