Today in the Old West May 17

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Scaramouche, May 17, 2019.

  1. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015

    In the midst of a scurvy epidemic at his camp near Fort Hays, Kansas, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer humiliates several troopers by shaving half their heads and marching them around camp.

    This punishment was for their leaving camp to buy canned fruit, despite not missing any duties or roll calls and returning within forty-five minutes.

    editorial: The Seventh cavalry troopers didn't call him Iron Butt just for his horsemanship.
  2. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    Thanks for posting scaramouche. Old Iron Butt got his when the Karma Train rolled though the Little Big Horn. It happens.

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