Custer s Last Campaign

'Easily the most significant book yet published on the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Custer s Last Campaign

Author: John S. Gray

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803270404

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'Easily the most significant book yet published on the Battle of the Little Bighorn."--Paul L. Hedren, Western Historical Quarterly "[Gray] has applied rigorous analysis as no previous historian has done to these oft-analyzed events. His detailed time-motion study of the movements of the various participants frankly boggles the mind of this reviewer. No one will be able to write of this battle again without reckoning with Gray"--Thomas W. Dunlay, Journal of American History "Gray challenges many time~honored beliefs about the battle. Perhaps most significantly, he brings in as much as possible the testimony of the Indian witnesses, especially that of the young scout Curley, which generations of historians have dismissed for contradictions that Gray convincingly demonstrates were caused not by Curley but by the assumptions made by his questioners . . . The contrasts in [this] book. . . restate the basic components of what still attracts the imagination to the Little Bighorn."--Los Angeles Times Book Review "Gray's analysis, by and large, is impressively drawn; it is an immensely logical reconstruction that should stand the test of time. As a contribution to Custer and Indian wars literature, it is indeed masterful."--Jerome A. Greene, New Mexico Historical Review John S. Gray was a distinguished historian whose books included the acclaimed Centennial Campaign: The Sioux War of 1876. Custer's Last Campaign is the winner of the Western Writers of American Spur award and the Little Bighorn Associates John M. Carroll Literary Award.

An Account of Custer s Last Campaign and the Battle of the Little Big Horn

COMMENTS BY GENERAL FRY CAPTAIN GODFREY'S ARTICLE is a valuable
contribution to the authentic history of the campaign which culminated in “
Custer's Last Battle , ” June 25 , 1876 . The Sioux war of 1876 originated in a
request by ...

An Account of Custer s Last Campaign and the Battle of the Little Big Horn

Author: Edward Settle Godfrey

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Full report by a survivor participant who commanded Company K in the 7th Cavalry, U. S.

Custer

Gray, Custer's Last Campaign, pp. 3, 6, 8, 51, 59; Hammer, Custer, pp. 228, 241;
Michno, Mystery, p. 160; Dunlay, Wolves, pp. 80, 140; Miller, Custer's Fall, p. 10;
Nichols, Reno Court, p. 250; Carroll, Benteen-Goldin, p. 41; New York Herald, ...

Custer

Author: Jeffry D. Wert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439129320

Page: 464

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George Armstrong Custer has been so heavily mythologized that the human being has been all but lost. Now, in the first complete biography in decades, Jeffry Wert reexamines the life of the famous soldier to give us Custer in all his colorful complexity. Although remembered today as the loser at Little Big Horn, Custer was the victor of many cavalry engagements in the Civil War. He played an important role in several battles in the Virginia theater of the war, including the Shenandoah campaign. Renowned for his fearlessness in battle, he was always in front of his troops, leading the charge. His men were fiercely loyal to him, and he was highly regarded by Sheridan and Grant as well. Some historians think he may have been the finest cavalry officer in the Union Army. But when he was assigned to the Indian wars on the Plains, life changed drastically for Custer. No longer was he in command of soldiers bound together by a cause they believed in. Discipline problems were rampant, and Custer's response to them earned him a court-martial. There were long lulls in the fighting, during which time Custer turned his attention elsewhere, often to his wife, Libbie Bacon Custer, to whom he was devoted. Their romance and marriage is a remarkable love story, told here in part through their personal correspondence. After Custer's death, Libbie would remain faithful to his memory until her own death nearly six decades later. Jeffry Wert carefully examines the events around the defeat at Little Big Horn, drawing on recent archeological findings and the latest scholarship. His evenhanded account of the dramatic battle puts Custer's performance, and that of his subordinates, in proper perspective. From beginning to end, this masterful biography peels off the layers of legend to reveal for us the real George Armstrong Custer.

A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign

It combines up-to-date scholarship from an impressive array of young scholars with the work of seasoned professionals. The essays cover important topics in military history, Native American studies, and popular culture.

A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign

Author: Brad D. Lookingbill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119129737

Page: 544

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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

Kings of the Battle field

Clellan - President assumes Command of the Army - Peninsular Campaign -
Seven Days ' Battle - McClellan's Departure ... Black Hills Last Campaign Custer
and Grant - Great Expedition - Custer's Departure - Trail of Sitting Bull - Reno's
Fight ...

Kings of the Battle field

Author: W. Sanford Ramey

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The Galaxy

To cut up and utterly destroy the already disheartened foe, never was there man
like Custer ; and it was his marvellous dash and eagerness to gather the fruits of
victory that enabled him to achieve so much during Sheridan's last campaign.

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Air Force Journal of Logistics

Graham , 12-13 and 114-117 This letter contained the written instructions to
Custer , which were recorded after the meeting ... John S. Gray , Custer's Last
Campaign , Lincoln and London : University of Nebraska Press , 1991 , 205 and
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Custer in Cyberspace

14 For details , see John S. Gray , Custer's Last Campaign : Mitch Boyer and the
Little Bighorn Reconstructed ( Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 1991 ) . 15
We find unpersuasive the argument that because Custer's view of Reno was ...

Custer in Cyberspace

Author: David C. Gompert

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Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier

The last Struggle for Richmond - Custer at Dinwiddie and Five Forks - Petersburg
Evacuated – The Pursuit of Lee - Jetersville ... The Congressional Committee -
Grant ' s Displeasure - Appeal to the President — Custer ' s last Campaign , - .

Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier

Author: Frances Fuller Victor

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Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier Also a History of the Sioux War, And a Life of Gen. George A. Custer with Full Account of His Last Battle by Frances Victor Fuller, first published in 1877, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Wyoming Annals

CUSTER'S LAST CAMPAIGN : MITCH BOYER AND THE LITTLE BIG HORN The
late Dr. John Gray ( 1910-1991 ) was an acknowledged historian of the Custer
fight . This substantial volume further demonstrates the skill and methodology he
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Centennial Campaign

But it is the second part of the book—seven chapters labeled “Facets”—that moves Centennial Campaign into the realm of the exceptional.

Centennial Campaign

Author: John Stephens Gray

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806121529

Page: 396

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“A fine book…In the twenty-two chapters that comprise the background and the campaign narrative, the author is at his best when he moves away from the Washington scene to detail the field operations. But it is the second part of the book—seven chapters labeled “Facets”—that moves Centennial Campaign into the realm of the exceptional. Here Dr. Gray combines impressive research, careful analysis, and sound deduction to reconstruct Indian movements, locations, and concentrations.”—Western Historical Quarterly

North Dakota History

Custer's Last Campaign : Mitch Boyer and the Little Bighorn Reconstructed .
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 1991. xviii + 446 pp . Foreword , preface ,
maps , tables , figures , appendixes , bibliography , index , illustrations . $ 35.00 ...

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