Scribbles on Scrap: A Mission Command Analysis of the Battle of the Little Bighorn The massacre at the Little Bighorn in 1876 was one of the most recognizable battles in American history. The defeat of the 7th Cavalry Regiment and the slaughter of 268 Soldiers by the Sioux serves as an enduring subject of study for contemporary military professionals. The basic modus operandi for command principles in the times of the Indian Wars loosely mirrors the mission command philosophy of today; however, if we still lay credence to the efficacy of the mission command philosophy, how was it that a conventional force under the direction of a battle proven leader was defeated by an irregular enemy? In the end, Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer’s complacent
The difference in the two accounts is the prelude to the battle. According to Lakota Chief Red Horse, he with many Sioux Indians were only moving across the land in attempts to find a place to settle. When they did settle next to the Little Bighorn River, there were many Native Americans with them ten different tribes and eleven including themselves. The account from the military standpoint was the Sioux, and Cheyenne were hostile over the Black Hills and was corresponding with Sitting Bull. From the event of the Sioux Nation on the move, the U.S. Calvary dispatched three units to attack.
I wish you to memorize what it looks like on the trail. I suspect the Indians know that someone will try to follow them. The trail will be rocky and it will be hard to follow. John James you will ride a few yards to the left of the trail and Jacob you write a few yards to the right of the trail. I will ride in the middle."
Being Arctic Tundra The Arctic Foxone of the world’s driest and coldest biomes, the Arctic tundra By Aanirudh Kheterpal is categorised as an extreme environment. The average temperature of this region, -12˚C to -6˚C, requires special adaptations in terms of thermal insulation. While the nonstop 50-60 days of summer sunlight is counterintuitive, this region also experiences 60-70 days of lightless winter, adding to the extremeness of this region. Low 15-25mm of annual rain is a concern, however, what’s more important is the year round permafrost, that is 25-100cm deep, and prevents plant growth. With prey hidden in tunnels under this permafrost, special adaptations are required in terms of hunting techniques.
North of the 38th parallel, in North Korea lies a serious of innocuous hills where some of the bloodiest fighting occurred during the Korean War. The forgotten war might be lost in the conscious of the American people, but the lessons learned on Heartbreak Ridge will forever be with the United States Army. The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge took place over a seven mile stretch of land that included three sharp peaks that were separated by steep valleys. The Battle lasted from September 13th 1951 to October 15th 1951 (Loudermilk, 2017, para. 1).
Militiamen were ordered to charge Cherokee country with force. Women and children at play were rustled up and placed in prison stockades. The Cherokees final sight of there once homes would be in flames, loved one’s gravesites being desecrated as they searched for silver pendants and other valuables. A volunteer who formally served in the Confederate Army would state, “I fought through the Civil War and have seen men shot to pieces and slaughtered by thousands, but the Cherokee removal would be the cruelest I ever saw.” Within a single week 17,000 Cherokees were rounded up and herded to concentration camps where they would await their 850 mile walk of the Trail of Tears. In their walk they would undergo the harsh elements of the weather, sickness and fatigue.
General Van Dorn came up with a plan to attack the Union soldiers by marching around the Unions location and attacking rear sides. This battle was an attempt to take a strong defensive position for the confederates that would leave the Confederate army with a strong position through Arkansas and Missouri. Next, the battle began on March 6, 1862 when confederate forces marched their troops around the Union’s base. While the Confederate soldiers were marching around the Union base there were Union scouts that
They both died with their boots on. General George Armstrong Custer died on June 25, 1876. He died in little Bighorn, Montana. When he died he 36 years old. He was an American Army general who would famously lose his life at the hands of Native americans warriors at the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Soldiers escorted the natives to their new territory. Thousands of Cherokees died on the journey to their destination due to harsh conditions, “whooping cough, typhus, dysentery, cholera and starvation”. Protection of territory was promised to them but later ended in 1907 when Oklahoma became a state. The Indian territories have completely disappeared. America desired more land and spread of influence.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, he told the community of Native Americans that he had had a vision in which the U.S. Army was overcome. Sitting Bull would go on to lead from the sidelines a successful conquering of General Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn; at this point he was past fighting years, but sent two nephews into battle in his stead, White Bull and One Bull. An estimated 80 Lakota and Cheyenne were killed in this conflict, along with a total obliteration of all five companies of General Custer. Because Sitting Bull led this great victory from the sidelines, many rumors spread about him with common people, especially settlers. Some even
The Battle of Gettysburg was a three day fight in which an estimate of 51,000 soldiers were killed in total, but besides all of the casualties, what else makes this battle special? The Battle of Gettysburg was a huge factor in the abolishment of slavery. It is one of the most important battles because it created new war strategies and was the turning point in the Civil War, which led to the Gettysburg Address. The Confederate general, Robert E. Lee, was very confident because of his army utmost victory. Lee was so fearless he determined to invade the North reiteratively.
The Confederate invasion caught the Union forces off guard. The Union found themselves scrambling to defend New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Colonel Canby decided to reorganize his forces in the area and consolidate at Fort Craig, a main supply depot and fortified position in the area. Col. Canby successfully defends Fort Craig but in the First major battle after the confederate invasion, the Battle of Valverde, the Union loses the city of Albuquerque. Before the Union forces are defeated, the Governors of Colorado and Kansas receive word and assemble a volunteer force.
1st Set of Journal Entries Entry 1: Accounts of the Wounded Knee Massacre What was the Wounded Knee Massacre? The Wounded Knee Massacre or the Battle of the Wounded Knee was the last armed conflict between the Great Sioux Nation and the United States of America. It occurred at Wounded Knee, South Dakota on December 29, 1890. The United States Army used Hotchkiss cannons while Sioux warriors were poorly unarmed. Hundreds of woman children and old men died in a bloody massacre spoken of by Black Elk and President Harrison in the Wounded Knee Massacre document.