Health Of The Seventh Cavalry

Author : P. Willey
ISBN : 9780806153308
Genre : Medical
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With its charismatic leader George Custer and its memorable encounters with Plains Indians, including the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the Seventh Cavalry serves as the iconic regiment in the post–Civil War U.S Army. Voluminous written documentation as well as archaeological and osteological research suggest that the soldiers of the Seventh represented a cross section of the men who joined the army as a whole at the time. In Health of the Seventh Cavalry, editors P. Willey and Douglas D. Scott and their co-contributors—experts in history, medicine, human biology, epidemiology, and human osteology—examine the Seventh’s medical records to determine the health of the nineteenth-century U.S. Army, and the prevalence and treatment of the numerous conditions that plagued soldiers during the Indian Wars. Building on previous comparisons of archaeological evidence and medical records, Willey and Scott follow multiple lines of inquiry to assess the health of the Seventh, from its organization in 1866 to its 1884 station on the Northern Great Plains. Pairing general overviews of nineteenth- and twentieth-century health care with essays on malaria, injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other specific ailments, Health of the Seventh Cavalry provides fresh insights into the health, disease, and trauma that the regiment experienced over two decades. More than 100 tables, graphs, and maps track the troops’ illnesses and diseases by month, season, year, and location, as well as their stress periods, desertions, and deaths. A glossary of medical terms rounds out the volume. As an ideal exemplar of regiments of its time, the Seventh Cavalry affords scholars and enthusiasts a better understanding of nineteenth-century health and medicine. This volume reveals the struggles that the post–Civil War Seventh, and the entire U.S. Army, faced on the battlefield and elsewhere.
Category: Medical

They Died With Custer

Author : Douglas D. Scott
ISBN : 9780806150154
Genre : History
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Dead men tell no tales, and the soldiers who rode and died with George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn have been silent statistics for more than a hundred years. By blending historical sources, archaeological evidence, and painstaking analysis of the skeletal remains, Douglas D. Scott, P. Willey, and Melissa A. Connor reconstruct biographies of many of the individual soldiers, identifying age, height, possible race, state of health, and the specific way each died. They also link reactions to the battle over the years to shifts in American views regarding the appropriate treatment of the dead.
Category: History

Between Earth And Sky Guardians Of The North Book 4

Author : Alan Morris
ISBN : 9781441263032
Genre : Fiction
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With Crazy Horse on the warpath, can Hunter and Reena survive his thirst for revenge?While living among the Blackfoot Indians as a missionary, Reena O'Donnell receives a telegram from her uncle Faron, requesting that she come to help him. She is shocked to hear he has been severely wounded while working as a scout for General George Armstrong Custer in the Dakota Territory. Hunter Stone and Del Dekko provide Reena an escort, along with missionary Jack Sheffield, who insists on accompanying them. As Reena nurses her uncle back to health, Custer's expedition with the Seventh Cavalry deep into Indian territory leads to renewed hostilities among the Sioux and Cheyenne. As the People gather for the battle sure to come, Jack Sheffield, determined to follow God's leading, strikes out on his own to try to talk with Crazy Horse and restrain the fury of the great chief. With imminent danger threatening them, Hunter grows concerned for the safety of Reena and her wounded uncle. Should they remain in the safety of Custer's army, or return home on their own through dangerous country?Will a mission of mercy lead them all to an early grave? Or can Hunter find a way out?
Category: Fiction

The Risen

Author : Chris DiGiuseppi
ISBN : 9780757318306
Genre : Fiction
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Evil now has a face as Police Lieutenant Alan Crane and his supernatural counterpart, Michael Simmons, return in the third and final installment of The Light Bringer Trilogy. Together, Crane and Simmons slowly learn of the existence of the one who represents the darkness here on earth. As they continue to track their adversary they begin to uncover his long reign of terror, which courses through history and sets forth a plan to poison the hearts and souls of mankind in preparation for the final battle between good and evil. Who will win? Find out in The Risen. In the first book of this award-winning series, Lt. Crane came face to face with the mystery of life and death as sixteen people would die on his watch. Although tragic and untimely death is no stranger to the jaded ex-Marine, his new-found supernatural ability to lead people to their spiritual fates is a whole new experience. In the second book, The Fallen, Lt. Crane's sensational journey continues as he searches for answers that will unlock the mystery of the darkness that is infiltrating the world of the living. But, we live in a time of increasing darkness—unending war, economic strife, and untimely death—and when bad things happen to good people, we often ask "Why?" This fascinating trilogy will engage every imagination and spirit while it answers this most provocative question.
Category: Fiction

Custer S Bugler

Author : Leo Solimine
ISBN : 9781612330846
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Custer's Bugler is an examination into the life of John Martin (born Giovanni Martino). Abandoned as a baby, he marched with Garibaldi before coming to America. Within three years, Martino (now Martin) would find a permanent place in American history by carrying Custer's final dispatch from the Little Big Horn. He continued in active military service for another 30 years before passing away in 1922. John Martin lived a historical odyssey, from his earliest days in rural southern Italy to life on the Plains as a Cavalry trooper before his final act in the rapidly modernizing world of New York City. Custer's Bugler: The Life of John Martin (Giovanni Martino) details his extraordinary story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Deliverance From The Little Big Horn

Author : Joan Nabseth Stevenson
ISBN : 9780806187921
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Of the three surgeons who accompanied Custer’s Seventh Cavalry on June 25, 1876, only the youngest, twenty-eight-year-old Henry Porter, survived that day’s ordeal, riding through a gauntlet of Indian attackers and up the steep bluffs to Major Marcus Reno’s hilltop position. But the story of Dr. Porter’s wartime exploits goes far beyond the battle itself. In this compelling narrative of military endurance and medical ingenuity, Joan Nabseth Stevenson opens a new window on the Battle of the Little Big Horn by re-creating the desperate struggle for survival during the fight and in its wake. As Stevenson recounts in gripping detail, Porter’s life-saving work on the battlefield began immediately, as he assumed the care of nearly sixty soldiers and two Indian scouts, attending to wounds and performing surgeries and amputations. He evacuated the critically wounded soldiers on mules and hand litters, embarking on a hazardous trek of fifteen miles that required two river crossings, the scaling of a steep cliff, and a treacherous descent into the safety of the steamboat Far West, waiting at the mouth of the Little Big Horn River. There began a harrowing 700-mile journey along the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers to the post hospital at Fort Abraham Lincoln near Bismarck, Dakota Territory. With its new insights into the role and function of the army medical corps and the evolution of battlefield medicine, this unusual book will take its place both as a contribution to the history of the Great Sioux War and alongside such vivid historical novels as Son of the Morning Star and Little Big Man. It will also ensure that the selfless deeds of a lone “contract” surgeon—unrecognized to this day by the U.S. government—will never be forgotten.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

High Gate Health And Beauty

Author : Joseph Colicchio
ISBN : 0887392512
Genre : Fiction
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When teenager Joey Scadutto suspects his brother of murder he must choose between family loyalty and doing the right thing. Events conspire for Joey to have to take matters of justice into his own hand.
Category: Fiction