A Companion To Custer And The Little Bighorn Campaign

Author : Brad D. Lookingbill
ISBN : 9781444351095
Genre : History
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An accessible and authoritative overview of the scholarship that has shaped our understanding of one of the most iconic battles in the history of the American West Combines contributions from an array of respected scholars, historians, and battlefield scientists Outlines the political and cultural conditions that laid the foundation for the Centennial Campaign and examines how George Armstrong Custer became its figurehead Provides a detailed analysis of the battle maneuverings at Little Bighorn, paying special attention to Indian testimony from the battlefield Concludes with a section examining how the Battle of Little Bighorn has been mythologized and its pervading influence on American culture
Category: History

Custer And The Battle Of The Little Bighorn

Author : Thom Hatch
ISBN : 0786401540
Genre : Reference
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Every aspect of the career of General George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn is covered here. The people around Custer and his native American counterparts are detailed, as are related military campaigns, battles, historical events, equipment and terminology. There are also entries on Plains Indian culture and customs, artists and artwork, movies and other subjects associated with the battle. Following the entries is a listing of suggested sources for further research.
Category: Reference

A Surgeon With Custer At The Little Big Horn

Author : James Madison DeWolf
ISBN : 9780806158129
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In spring 1876 a physician named James Madison DeWolf accepted the assignment of contract surgeon for the Seventh Cavalry, becoming one of three surgeons who accompanied Custer’s battalion at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Killed in the early stages of the battle, he might easily have become a mere footnote in the many chronicles of this epic campaign—but he left behind an eyewitness account in his diary and correspondence. A Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn is the first annotated edition of these rare accounts since 1958, and the most complete treatment to date. While researchers have known of DeWolf’s diary for many years, few details have surfaced about the man himself. In A Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn, Todd E. Harburn bridges this gap, providing a detailed biography of DeWolf as well as extensive editorial insight into his writings. As one of the most highly educated men who traveled with Custer, the surgeon was well equipped to compose articulate descriptions of the 1876 campaign against the Indians, a fateful journey that began for him at Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory, and ended on the battlefield in eastern Montana Territory. In letters to his beloved wife, Fannie, and in diary entries—reproduced in this volume exactly as he wrote them—DeWolf describes the terrain, weather conditions, and medical needs that he and his companions encountered along the way. After DeWolf’s death, his colleague Dr. Henry Porter, who survived the conflict, retrieved his diary and sent it to DeWolf’s widow. Later, the DeWolf family donated it to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Now available in this accessible and fully annotated format, the diary, along with the DeWolf’s personal correspondence, serves as a unique primary resource for information about the Little Big Horn campaign and medical practices on the western frontier.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Little Bighorn Campaign

Author : Wayne Michael Sarf
ISBN : WISC:89082394503
Genre : History
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March-September 1876
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Son Of The Morning Star

Author : Evan S. Connell
ISBN : 9780374708733
Genre : History
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Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. Evan S. Connell, whom Joyce Carol Oates has described as "one of our most interesting and intelligent American writers," wrote what continues to be the most reliable--and compulsively readable--account of the subject. Connell makes good use of his meticulous research and novelist's eye for the story and detail to re-vreate the heroism, foolishness, and savagery of this crucial chapter in the history of the West.
Category: History

Custer S Last Campaign

Author : John Stephens Gray
ISBN : UOM:39015021975415
Genre : History
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This study reconstructs Custer's last stand at Little Bighorn
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The Strategy Of Defeat At The Little Big Horn

Author : Frederic C. Wagner III
ISBN : 9781476618814
Genre : History
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The battle that unfolded at the Little Big Horn River on June 25, 1876, marked a watershed in the history of the Plains Indians. While a stunning victory for the Sioux and Cheyenne peoples, it initiated a new and vigorous effort by the U.S. government to rid the west of marauding tribes and to realize the ideal of "Manifest Destiny." While thousands of books and articles have covered different aspects of the battle, few if any have analyzed the tactics and chronology to arrive at a satisfactory explanation of what befell George Armstrong Custer and the 209 men who died alongside him. This volume seeks to explain the circumstances culminating in the near-destruction of the 7th Cavalry Regiment by a close examination of timing, setting every event to a specific moment based on accounts of the battle's participants.
Category: History

Custer And The Cheyenne

Author : Louis Kraft
ISBN : WISC:89069665586
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Soldiers West

Author : Paul Andrew Hutton
ISBN : UOM:39015080819249
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The biographical articles in Soldiers West demonstrate that the individual Army officer [of the 19th century] was a dynamic force in the frontier and regional development of the United States. Not simply blue-clad bearers of the Stars and Stripes into frontier domains, men such as Stephen H. Long, Benjamin H. Grierson, and John G. Bourke were instruments of Manifest Destiny, with far-reaching consequences for the United States, the western region, Native populations, and the army itself. However geographically isolated the standing Army was from the nation's centers of power, its officers were often intimates of powerful public figures, such as Senator Thomas H. Benton and President Ulysses S. Grant and great industrialists or financiers such as Grenville Dodge and Jay Cooke, who held the future of the frontier regions in their hands. No other federal department was more critical than the regular Army to enlarging the American people's knowledge of the West, subduing Native populations, and aiding the development of the region's natural resources. These biographies also explore the evolution of American society from the Jacksonian era that championed individual enterprise to post-Civil War modernity that imposed the national agenda on the American society"--Introduction.
Category: Biography & Autobiography