Posted By:John Martin
Subject:Re: Lt James G Sturgis
Post Date:April 10, 2011 at 15:21:38
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Forum:Battle of Little Big Horn Forum
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OK, I'm glad you are so certain of events that happened 140 years ago. I'm sure you were right there.
If you read my post, you would have seen that I stated it was only a possibility. It still is. Sturgis' head was not so much "identified" as it was passed off as his. No one could identify any remains that were his. The head was burned beyond any recognition.
As for the body found at the mouth of the Rosebud, that was long after the battle, years even. The horse was found there only two months later. It was positively identified as a 7th Cavalry horse by Lt. Godfrey. A Springfield Carbine was found nearby, empty. A report was made to Gen. Terry.You need to do a lot more reading on the subject before you start calling others idiots.