Wednesday, March 16, 2011

History's Oddities

This is Comanche, reputed to be the only survivor of Custer's 7th Cavalry after their fateful battle at Little Big Horn.

The plaque states:
" Comanche, the only survivor of the Custer Massacre, 1876. History of the horse and regimental orders of the 7th Cavalry as to the care of Comanche as long as he shall live 1887."

I would think that some other horses survived and were taken by the various tribes that fought there, but it does make for an interesting picture.


  1. Can't find a way to send you an email. The George Washington quote appears to be among many false Founding Father quotes roaming about. Thought you might want to know:

    Great blog.

  2. Thanks Mark. I hate it when stuff like that is floating around.

  3. You're welcome. There are some great quotes you could use, though. Have you looked here?:

    One I remember that struck home the basic idea:

    False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils except destruction. The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.

    -- Cesare Beccaria, as quoted by Thomas Jefferson's Commonplace book