|Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”|
|August 20, 2015 M. Timothy Nolting|
-William Averill Comstock- Gen. George Armstrong Custer’s ‘Chief of Scouts.’
William Averill Comstock, sometimes called “Buffalo Bill” and frequently referred to as “Medicine Bill” was said to be a half-breed of Cheyenne and white ancestry. Others would claim that he hailed from Kentucky and was part Cherokee and still others would say that he had been abducted as a boy and raised among the “Red Savages” of the plains. Of course none of these supposed facts were true. William Comstock was a quiet man, not prone to braggad...
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