Over at Wired, a nice blog review of the impact technology might have played in Custer’s fall at Little Big Horn. My only real knowledge of this event is from reading Ambrose’s Crazy Horse and Custer (which I enjoyed), so I like coming across posts like this. Seems like the numeric advantage was overwhelming, so the rifle differences probably only hastened the eventual outcome. On the other hand, if Custer had brought Gatlin guns, who knows? Interesting stuff, worth a read.