jerskin Wrote:
Jan 16, 2013 7:04 PM
Truth be known those old Gatling guns were considered artillery by the Army back then, and the were when compared in size to today's M-60 and variants. They had very long barrels and were very heavy, needing a couple of horses just to pull them along with the fast moving cavalry. It was my understanding from my study of the battle that the guns were not split off, but left at Fort Lincoln since they were not considered a good cavalry weapon. Now if old George had armed his men with ar-15's and 30 round magazines then he might have had a chance of survival at that battle.