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Re: Dress / Undress Uniforms
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2018, 01:05:16 PM »
Yep, everybody WITH Custer got killed.  Not lucky,  from what i read, the 4th under Bad Hand was the best.  The Colonel did die "crazy" though.

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The 7th Cavalry had a 51% casualty rate at the Little Big Horn River on June 25-26, 1876
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Re: Dress / Undress Uniforms
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2018, 01:57:10 PM »
The 7th Cavalry had a 51% casualty rate at the Little Big Horn River on June 25-26, 1876

Yes, the ones WITH George died.  Some of the ones WITH Reno and Benteen survived.  51% total.

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Re: Dress / Undress Uniforms
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2018, 10:29:15 AM »
Prior to the engagement, Custer split the 7th into 3 combat commands for tactical reasons.  Custer took 7 companies off to the northwest to attack the encampment.  Those 7 companies under his direct command were wiped out.  The remaining companies under Reno and Benteen would retrench on heights east of the encampment, and survive.

Thus Custer's command suffered 100% casualties, even though a slim majority of the regiment survived. 
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Re: Dress / Undress Uniforms
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2018, 11:20:26 AM »
Well, it's said that that was because he, "got lucky" one too many times.  ::) ;)

BTW, the right wool is sometimes cooler than cotton. I sometimes "cheat" and don't wear a shirt under my khaki blouse. I do like my whites as well, but they did get a little muddy at the last banquet.

Hi, you know how Jeff Foxworthy says "We just can't have nice things."  Well, me wearing white is a recipe for stains.  Never spilled soy sauce on camouflage or black pants.  This is especially bad because we usually have BBQ for the banquet.  

On an actual Dress / Undress Uniform note. I saw a picture of the 1895 and the guy was wearing pants the same color as the jacket.

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Re: Dress / Undress Uniforms
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2018, 09:54:03 AM »
Well, me wearing white is a recipe for stains.
I had use a bunch of Scotchguard on them for that reason, so was a little surprised that they held the mud

On an actual Dress / Undress Uniform note. I saw a picture of the 1985 and the guy was wearing pants the same color as the jacket.
Could he have been a staff officer and so wearing the dark trousers?
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Re: Dress / Undress Uniforms
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2018, 10:34:47 AM »
I had use a bunch of Scotchguard on them for that reason, so was a little surprised that they held the mud
Could he have been a staff officer and so wearing the dark trousers?

I wondered about the second part with the Dark Trousers as I found pictures of Cavalry wearing the later Sky Blue ones with the 1895 also.  Not sure what I'll do.  Wearing the 1895 as a dress uniform, I would probably wear shoes not high topped Cavalry boots and I think DRESS navy blue would look better.  Since buying both a Krag Rifle AND Carbine I got choices.

Do they make buckets of Scotchguard?  I'd have to dip white pants and probably the blouse too.

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