colt banner

Author Topic: Next Week  (Read 1239 times)

Offline Yolla Bolly Brad

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 116
  • Newbie
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2019, 10:43:44 AM »

Offline mazo kid

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2277
  • Newbie
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2019, 11:55:42 AM »
I have the book "Son of the Morning Star" which is a pretty good read too. You can do a search for it and get about 90 pages free on the web, maybe more on different sites. Part of it covers the aftermath of LBH, with the natives wearing dead soldier's uniforms and the confusion created.

Offline Miguel Loco

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 183
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2019, 12:08:42 PM »
Here is another absolutely fantastic read. On The Border With Crook by John Bourke. It's one of the few books that gives you a true feeling of what it was like in the Cavalry in the mid 1870's. A large portion of the book is about Crook's doings with the Apache's, but there also a good portion about his drive to meet up with Custer.

What I enjoyed most was the details of daily life and the struggle to cover some pretty unforgiving terrain with an enemy on all sides. I couldn't put it down once I got in stride with Bourke's writing. It's a backside view of the LBH battle that gave me a different perspective on the nature of things in that time period.

For $0.99 you can't go wrong if you own a Kindle.... https://www.amazon.com/border-Crook-John-Bourke-ebook/dp/B00KXCQWZW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=on+the+border+with+crook&qid=1561143733&s=gateway&sr=8-1
"a dios rogando y con el mazo dando...y un buen cigarro"
-Mick

Offline Yolla Bolly Brad

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 116
  • Newbie
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2019, 01:22:53 PM »
I have the book "Son of the Morning Star" which is a pretty good read too. You can do a search for it and get about 90 pages free on the web, maybe more on different sites. Part of it covers the aftermath of LBH, with the natives wearing dead soldier's uniforms and the confusion created.
The movie of the same name is also pretty good. I think you can see the whole thing on YouTube.

Offline Yolla Bolly Brad

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 116
  • Newbie
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2019, 01:40:21 PM »
Here is another absolutely fantastic read. On The Border With Crook by John Bourke. It's one of the few books that gives you a true feeling of what it was like in the Cavalry in the mid 1870's. A large portion of the book is about Crook's doings with the Apache's, but there also a good portion about his drive to meet up with Custer.


Thanks for the tip, I ordered a copy.

Offline Miguel Loco

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 183
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2019, 02:13:43 PM »

Thanks for the tip, I ordered a copy.

Sweet! Let me know what you think....
"a dios rogando y con el mazo dando...y un buen cigarro"
-Mick

Offline Hawg

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2094
  • Now you went and done it!!!
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2019, 03:50:32 PM »
White Bulls account of killing Custer. https://www.americanheritage.com/man-who-killed-custer
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and tasteth good with ketchup.

Offline Captainkirk

  • Administrator Extraordinaire and Part-Time Gunslinger
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5083
  • "Never said I didn't know how to use it" M.Quigley
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2019, 01:23:58 PM »
This week was Custer's demise. Next week...one of the bloodiest battles on American soil. Col. Colt's kids saw plenty of action at Gettysburg, as did the Confederate offshoots and Remington, Starr percussion revolvers, plus a slew of others.
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"

Offline ShotgunDave

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1012
  • Black Powder Syndicate
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2019, 02:40:40 PM »
These guns we love really got a workout then.
"Never trust quotes from the internet"
-Abe Lincoln

Offline Captainkirk

  • Administrator Extraordinaire and Part-Time Gunslinger
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5083
  • "Never said I didn't know how to use it" M.Quigley
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2019, 06:02:42 PM »
These guns we love really got a workout then.

One CW vet labeled it "hell on Earth".
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"

Offline ShotgunDave

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1012
  • Black Powder Syndicate
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2019, 08:04:29 PM »
These guns we love really got a workout then.

One CW vet labeled it "hell on Earth".

I'm certain it was.

We have the luxury of romanticizing it. They didn't have that luxury. They were literally fighting for their lives, in the bloodiest battle ever.
"Never trust quotes from the internet"
-Abe Lincoln

Offline Captainkirk

  • Administrator Extraordinaire and Part-Time Gunslinger
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5083
  • "Never said I didn't know how to use it" M.Quigley
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2019, 07:27:16 AM »
Battle of Gettysburg began today. So many American lives lost on both sides...
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"

Offline ssb73q

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3222
  • Gunsmoke junkie
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2019, 11:13:18 AM »
Hi Kirk, a few years ago my family went to the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg. We stayed the week at Lee's headquarters. It was an amazing experience that enhanced my BP replica revolver interest. The glass item next to the hat is an image of Lee encased in glass. I'm just waiting for a protestor that wants me to remove that item from my china cabinet.  ;) ;) ;)

Regards,
Richard
There’s nothing better in the morning than the smell of bacon and black powder smoke!

Offline Captainkirk

  • Administrator Extraordinaire and Part-Time Gunslinger
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5083
  • "Never said I didn't know how to use it" M.Quigley
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2019, 11:23:14 AM »
Dang...I'd be WEARING that. Piss on protestors that want to (and are!) changing our country's history to the sterilized PC version that offends nobody.
And that's all I got to say 'bout that.
It happened, it was. Deal with it, commie snowflakes.
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"

Offline Hawg

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2094
  • Now you went and done it!!!
    • View Profile
Re: Next Week
« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2019, 02:01:27 PM »
One thing that irks me a little bit is photographers back then staged most of their pics including pics of battlefield dead. The Confederate sniper shown at Devil's Den tentatively identified as John Rutherford Ash was moved from his original location and placed there with all of his accouterments by the photographer Alexander Gardner. Here's a good read on it. https://www.historynet.com/behind-barricade-identity-devils-den-sharpshooter.htm
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and tasteth good with ketchup.