John C Freemont...Hero or Hack???

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by ysacres, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    Pullman WA
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    (10/20/02 9:11:15 am)
    Reply John C. Fremont .... Hero or hack???
    I have done some recollecting and also watched some politically correct miniseries on the guy on western channel a few weeks ago.
    Seems to me he married a senators daughter for a press agent and was a fearless self promoter. Grabbed all the credit available and discovered nothing that was that wasnt well known to better men than he. I dont believe that he had that great a record in the civil war. He truly showed his character when he abandoned his men during a vicious winter in the San Juans in SW Colorado. any opinions???
    Wyoming Swede

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    (10/20/02 1:13:34 pm)
    Reply Re: John C. Fremont .... Hero or hack???
    'Way before my time, Swede -

    Can't say I ever met the man to form an opinion!
    "Keep Off The Ridgeline"